Wow in the World
Wow in the World
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Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
So, You've Been Swallowed By A Frog...
When Mindy awakes the whole neighborhood for some morning mindfulness, Guy Raz and the gang find themselves stuck in a stomach-churning guided meditation that offers only one way out...of a FROG. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of how to be eaten by a frog and live to tell the tale!
Oct 25
28 min
Two Whats!? And a Wow! - Facts For Foodies!
What's Mindy doing with all this food in her house and what does it have to do with the bee charging after Guy Raz?! The answer to those two questions and more in this foodie episode of Two Whats?! & A Wow!
Oct 22
12 min
Megalodon't Mess with this Monster!
When you think of the most ferocious and terrifying predators to roam the seven seas, you might think of the fearsome, 10ft, 2 ton, Great White Shark! But that big fish ain't nothing compared to the sharks that used to swim around the Pacific 20 million year ago! Say hello to the Megalodon, as Guy and Mindy take the Wow machine out for a very special Shark Week themed adventure!
Oct 18
27 min
Two Whats!? And a Wow! - FINGERPRINTS!
Why is Guy Raz locked out of Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with fingerprints? We've got questions AND answers on the Season 2 premiere of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about FINGERPRINTS!
Oct 15
12 min
Growling Ghost-Crabs (encore)
Are you spooked by things that go bump, eeek and growl in the middle of the night? Have no fear! Mindy and the 'Ghost-Catchers' are here! What starts out as a paranormal phenomenon slowly turns into a scientific sensation as Guy and Mindy learn all about the ghoulish ghost crab and their growling stomachs! Originally Aired 12/2/19
Oct 11
25 min
The Rise And Fall of Static Man (encore)
A 2,500 year old mystery solved! Scientists have finally answered the age-old question of how friction leads to static electricity. But it's not all hip hips and hoorays ... this new information leads to the rise of an all new super-villain; Static-man! Will Mindy and Guy Raz be able to thwart this footsie clad static shocker before he annoyingly zaps everyone in the neighborhood? Originally aired 12/30/2019.
Oct 4
28 min
Tinkerclass (Week 4 Day 5): Reflect & Share
It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
Oct 1
6 min
Tinkerclass (Week 4 Day 4): Improve & Retest
It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--Time to improve and retest your creation. Using the data you collected on your whiffs, improve the sniffs in your "Jar of Smells" design. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
Sep 30
2 min
Tinkerclass (Week 4 Day 3): Create & Test
It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--Time to create and test. Use your good smells from yesterday's Tinkerclass to create your "Jar of Smells". This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
Sep 29
3 min
Tinkerclass (Week 4 Day 2): Explore & Plan
It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. It's time to get nosey about SMELLS! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
Sep 28
2 min
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