Parents' Guide to

Xploration Outer Space

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

STEM-based show inspires curiosity, challenges stereotypes.

TV Fox Educational 2014
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This show opens kids' eyes to the far-reaching implications of space discovery and shows them the value of STEM learning as it relates to the many arms of a specialized field. In both cases, Xploration Outer Space hits the nail on the head, taking them on virtual field trips that are both entertaining and educational. From a ride inside the zero-gravity Vomit Comet for some experiments (and the requisite floating somersault, of course) to a glimpse at the rigorous training program for astronaut hopefuls, this show will inspire kids' curiosity with content that's fascinating and fun.

But perhaps its best feature is its exuberant host. An expert with multiple degrees in the sciences and a passion for promoting STEM education among girls, Calandrelli is perfectly suited to walk viewers through the learning process because she's always eager to learn new things herself. With her at the helm, kids will walk away from this series feeling that science and math are cool gateways to limitless discovery.

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