One of our FAVORITE programs at my house is Nova Science Now, this program is about the latest scientific discoveries going on right now. My 4 year old even finds this program interesting! Growing up I was never really interested in academics, so watching this show is truly inspirational.
The latest episode we watched was on the new materials companies are manufacturing. It is really cool stuff and what better way to motivate kids to learn than seeing the result of studying and understanding chemistry. I guess that's what I love so much about this program, it makes learning full of purpose, so useful, not just memorizing the periodic chart in order to pass a test.
Another episode we watched was about how scientists figured out that the pattern on shark skin was great to prevent bacteria from growing. They are starting to use this pattern in hospitals to prevent super-infections.
Set your DVR's right now, or go to their website to watch NOVA Science Now
Turn off Wipeout people and turn on PBS!