Family movie night? There's an app for that
Download our new mobile app on iOS and Android.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
STEM principles are broken down and explained in understandable terms.
Showcases lots of fascinating experiments and builds that are guided by STEM principles.
Positive Role Models
People featured in the internet clips are amateur scientists. The people commenting on them are considered science experts.
Violence & Scariness
Many of the experiments can be dangerous if not done correctly or if proper safety gear isn't used (and sometimes it isn't). Fire, chemicals, blades, etc. are used, regularly. Objects are cut, crashed, and destroyed, and people sometimes use themselves as human guinea pigs and allow themselves to be launched in the air, etc.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
Logos for science clubs and maker groups are sometimes prominently visible.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Outrageous Acts of Science is a reality series that compiles STEM-themed internet videos from around the world. It offers lots of educational moments, but the amateur scientists and builders featured often do not take appropriate precautions while conducting experiments. STEM enthusiasts will enjoy it, and it could inspire family projects or activities. However, viewers should be reminded to never try these experiments on their own or without appropriate preparation and supervision.
Is It Any Good?
This interesting series showcases the work of science and engineering enthusiasts, most of whom don't limit themselves to working in laboratories to conduct experiments or build new things. It's educational and entertaining, but many of these experiments are risky and can cause potential harm if not done correctly or without the necessary scientific background. As a result, while Outrageous Acts of Science can inspire people to use STEM as a way of discovering and building new things, it sometimes sends mixed messages about safety and social responsibility when engaged in scientific study and research.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
Our Editors Recommend
STEM: Apps, TV, and More for Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate