Proving to kids that science definitely isn't boring, CBBC
and CBeebies have revealed their brand new science shows for
2013, featuring established BBC children's stars and introducing
new presenting talent.
and Dom' investigate the lives of people whose genius ideas
have helped shape the modern world in Absolute Genius; Fierce
Earth examines the true power of planet Earth and a new series
of Nina And The Neurons explores amazing feats of engineering.
Children's director Joe Godwin said, "The best children's
programmes educate and inform kids without them even realising!
I hope our new raft of science-themed shows will not only
entertain children but inspire the next generation of scientists
Genius with Dick and Dom takes the CBBC audience on a journey
to explore the work of some of the most important inventors
and scientists in history. From da Vinci to Watt and Archimedes,
this series will fuse thrilling experiments and animation
to explore the theories and inventions that have shaped the
world we live in.
'Fierce Earth' explores the true power of planet Earth. Shot
on location, and combining archive footage, experiments, experts
and personal stories, each episode sees the Fierce Earth team
travel the globe to tell the stories and science behind incredible
and awesome natural phenomenon from hurricanes to earthquakes
and tsunamis to lightening strikes.
on CBBC, presenter Tim Fitzhigham searches the world for people
with real life super powers in 'Super Human Challenge'. With
the aid of the Mission Doctor, Dr Megan John, he pits himself
against them to find out just how super they really are. Using
animation, science and technology this show astounds viewers
with just how amazing the human body is and what it can achieve.
These are real life Super Human that defy science with super
strength, extraordinary stamina and other unbelievable physical
'Junior Vets' is a new CBBC show that gives six ordinary school
children the chance to become the first ever juniors to enrol
at Edinburgh University's super high-tech Vet School. They'll
work alongside the school's top vets, treating poorly pets,
wounded wildlife and farm animals that are feeling unwell.
new for CBBC, 'Deadly Mission: Madagascar' takes eight young
teenagers to the front line of conservation to discover for
themselves the issues faced there, and work directly wit the
scientists and conservationists at the forefront of research.
They'll meet endangered wildlife from Humpback Whales to Bamboo
Lemurs, plus get to know the generation of kids growing up
in rural Madagascar.
its youngest viewers, 'Nina And The Neurons' returns to CBeebies
with a new series investigating some amazing feats of engineering.
'Nina And The Neurons: Go Engineering' sees super scientist
Nina (Katrina Bryan) and her young Engineers travel the UK
in search of engineering wonders from towering skyscrapers
to really long bridges. With the help of Nina's five animated
sense Neurons, they explain how things work and discover how
science and engineering have built the world around us.
CBeebies mission of learning through play, Mr Bloom returns
with 'Mr Bloom's Nursery: Get Set, Grow!' Mr Bloom packs up
his Compo Car and head out across the country to set up a
travelling village fete for thousands of Tiddlers. Mr Bloom
is, of course, joined by his loveable team of Veggies who
are thrilled to discover about life outside the Nursery from
a hydroponics farm to an amazing maize maze.
finally, this Spring, one of CBeebies' most popular shows,
Octonauts, is back with a host of new adventures. The animated
adventure heroes go on a journey of discovery through the
world's oceans looking at marine biology, exploring incredible
underwater worlds and rescuing amazing sea creatures.