12/16/09

Science on TV

Wow! I can't believe it's been nearly three months since I made a post. I've got to do a better job.

I love watching the science shows that are on TV. I can't believe the choices we have. I'd like to recommend some of the great science shows available.

How the Earth Was Made (History Channel). This is a great series about the Earth. Past episodes include how the Earth was made, the Sahara Desert (I'm watching that as I type this!), the Great Lakes, the history of Manhattan Island, and other great episodes.

Clash of the Dinosaurs (Discovery Channel). Clash is a new series that began about two weeks ago. Using modern technology along with newly discovered information, you see the physiology of dinosaurs, learn about their lifestyles, and other interesting facts.

Naked Science (National Geographic Channel). If it's science, you'll eventually see an episode. This is one of the best science shows on TV today.

The Universe (History Channel). Learn about what makes up our Universe. Episodes include black holes, galaxies, fate of the Universe, etc.

Mythbusters (Discovery Channel). An example of extreme science. These guys use science to test all sorts of urban legends and common myths. It's entertaining and educational at the same time.

How It's Made (Science Channel). If you've wondered how something is made, this is the show for you.

There's also new shows that talk about specific topics on a one time basis (such as Five Years On Mars [National Geographic Channel] about the successful on-going Mars Rover Missions).