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Curious Crew

Website: http://video.wkar.org/show/curious-crew/
Next Airing: Wed, Sep 19th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV

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Rob Stephenson and inquisitive kids take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration.

Episodes:

  • Basketball Science

    Lay-up angles, curvy bounce passes, delightful dribbling and more! The Curious Crew learns how simple scientific principals improve the game of basketball. STEM Challenge: Designing a mini-free throw machine. Curious About Careers (2): Ophthalmologist Dr. Sonia Rana and Computer Coder Hillary Lewandowski.

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 19th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/23/2018 to 5/22/2021
  • Torque

    Candle see-saws, balanced meter sticks, 'getting a grip' and more! The Curious Crew explores how the force of torque helps us turn and leverage things. STEM Challenge: Design a One-Handed Spoon Catapult. Curious About Careers: Robotics Engineer Sid Mosley.

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 26th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/23/2018 to 5/22/2021
  • Sense of Hearing

    Echo location, tympanic membranes, radio teeth and more! The Curious Crew learns how our ears are designed to capture incoming sounds. STEM Challenge: Designing a pair of 'Ear Defenders.' Curious About Careers: Audiologist Dr. Brooke Tudor.

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 3rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/23/2018 to 5/22/2021
  • Chocolate Chemistry

    Sliding chocolate, curious cocoa, sweet textures and more! The Curious Crew learns how modern day chocolate chemistry has become one sweet science. STEM Challenge: Designing edible Chocolate Bowls. Curious About Careers: Health Educator Bethany Thayer.

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 10th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/23/2018 to 5/22/2021
  • Electrical Circuits

    Human conductivity, electrical resistance, series & parallel circuits and more! The Curious Crew learns how all circuits have three things: a power source, a conductor and a load. STEM Challenge: Designing an Electrical Switch. Curious About Careers: Electrical Engineer Shanelle Foster.

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 17th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/23/2018 to 5/22/2021
  • Matter

    Lava lamps, slo-motion balls, clouds in bottles and more! The Curious Crew discovers that solids, liquids and gasses take up space, has mass and are all made of matter. STEM Challenge: Making Sculpting Putty. Curious About Careers: Energy Troubleshooter Adel Pascaris.

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 24th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/23/2018 to 5/22/2021
  • Wheels and Axles

    Difficult doorknobs, funnel races, water wheels and pinwheel power! Explore how a round wheel works together with an axle so that they rotate together. STEM Challenge: Making a rubber band powered wheel and axle. Curious About Careers: Scientist Tonya Matthews gives an interactive tour at Michigan Science Center in Detroit.

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 31st, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/19/2017 to 5/18/2020
  • Resonance

    Resonant rods, rings and pipes and powerful pendulums! Explore how every object has the potential to vibrate, and those vibrations occur in different wave patterns. Resonance is adding an additional force with a matching frequency the wave. STEM Challenge: Making a membranophone. Curious About Careers: Nuclear physicist Artemis Spyrou explains how an atom-smashing cyclotron works.

    Next Airing: Wed, Nov 7th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/19/2017 to 5/18/2020
  • Momentum

    Racing cans, pencil spinners, bowling ball bangers! Explore how whenever something is moving, it has momentum, and the faster it's moving, the more momentum it has. STEM Challenge: Designing a better bobsled. Curious About Careers: Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha describes what it takes to care for children's health.

    Next Airing: Wed, Nov 14th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/19/2017 to 5/18/2020
  • Football Science

    Football bounce and flight, sticky fingers and more! Explore how a football's shape makes it more difficult to predict how it will bounce, while that shape helps its gyroscopic motion when thrown or kicked. STEM Challenge: Designing a water balloon helmet. Curious About Careers: Biomechanical engineer Tamara Reid Bush explains the movement of the human body.

    Next Airing: Wed, Nov 21st, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/19/2017 to 5/18/2020
  • Buoyancy

    Sinking stones, aluminum boats, Cartesian diver, scuba action figures, hot air balloons and more! Explore buoyancy, which is an object's ability to float. STEM Challenge: Making a hovering balloon. Curious About Careers: Microbiologist Joan Rose discusses the workings of a water research lab.

    Next Airing: Wed, Nov 28th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/19/2017 to 5/18/2020
  • Skeletal System

    Broken bones, tendon tricks, acidic exoskeletons and more! Explore the human skeletal system including bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and joints; and how it stores calcium and phosphorous and produces blood cells. STEM Challenge: Making a no-hands crutch. Curious About Careers: Orthopedic surgeon and baseball team physician Julie Dodds on her career in sports medicine.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 5th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/19/2017 to 5/18/2020
  • Rockets

    Multi-staging balloons, water bottles, air rockets and more! Explore how rockets can lift off the ground through an imbalance of forces. STEM Challenge: Designing a water bottle rocket. Curious About Careers: Astrophysicist Shannon Schmoll at Abrams Planetarium and technology manager Mary Palkovich.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 12th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/19/2017 to 5/18/2020
  • Candy Chemistry

    Buoyant candy, marshmallow melee and more! Candy and science? It's funny to think that candy is related to science, but it's true! STEM Challenge: Making sugar stained glass. Curious About Careers: Audiologist Brooke Tudor explains how to properly test and care for our hearing.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 19th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 5/19/2017 to 5/18/2020
  • Inertia

    Spinning eggs and more! Explore how an object that is still or at rest will stay at rest, while an object in motion will keep moving unless another force acts on it. STEM Challenge: Making 'eggciting' safety restraints. Curious About Careers: Technology coordinator Michelle Massey and pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 26th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/19/2017 to 5/18/2020
  • Center of Gravity

    Quirky corks, leaning towers, defying gravity and more! The Curious Crew explores different centers of gravity. STEM Challenge: Making a balanced sculpture. Curious About Careers: Physical Therapist Jill Marlan.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/23/2018 to 5/22/2021
  • Central Nervous System

    Uncontrollable hands, knee-jerk reflex, reaction times and more! The Curious Crew explores how our body's system of nerves help us make quick decisions. STEM Challenge: Designing a sensory fidget toy. Curious About Careers: Kinesiologist Dr. Janet Hauck.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/23/2018 to 5/22/2021
  • Kinetic Energy

    Stubborn cans, racing spools, yo-yos and more! The Curious Crew learns when something moves, it has kinetic energy. STEM Challenge: Designing a marble rollercoaster. Curious About Careers: Orthopedic Researcher LeeAnn Kaiser.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/23/2018 to 5/22/2021
  • Pulleys

    Hoist a grown-up, a tug of war, compound pulleys and more! The Curious Crew hoists Dr. Rob off the ground as they explore how pulleys make physical work easier. STEM Challenge: Design a miniature crane. Curious About Careers: Equine Diagnostician Dr. Stephanie Valberg.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/23/2018 to 5/22/2021

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