Parents' Guide to

Science Max

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Zesty host injects absurdity into science demonstrations.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 3+

Great for kids!

My 3 year old loves this show! He's loves learning new things and the host keeps things funny and easy for kids to understand. Highly recommend.
age 5+

The new Bill Nye

I honestly love this show! My son has become so much more curious and excited about science and it’s all thanks to it. The host used to be a host for TVOkids back when I was my son’s age and his energy is perfect for the show, he’s engaging and invites different scientists to help explain and explore the different topics/fields. I appreciate that there are a lot of female guest scientists that come on to encourage young girls to be interested in science as well

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Manic, frantic, and lots of fun, this science show is like Mr. Wizard meets MythBusters. Host McCordic looks and acts like an overgrown kid who clearly relishes carrying out his experiments and visiting locations like a magnet factory or public pool. He's equally sharp in cutaway comic vignettes that demonstrate scientific properties in a manner that may remind parents of Alton Brown's old food show, Good Eats, like when Phil demos ferromagnetism by hurling doughnuts, paperclips, and a shoe at a big magnet. Science Max is a lot of fun, and since it's educational, parents feel good about junior scientists watching. Everyone wins!

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