Mythbusters was one of the first shows I watched with my now in-laws. I’m so excited now you can watch the new version of the show, MythBusters Jr, now with 6 talented kids as part of the cast. Adam Savage, one of the original Mythbusters, returns to TV as the host and Executive Producer. This 10 episode series features a cast of 6 kids, all with brilliant scientific minds. MythBusters Jr. is a 10-episode series that will give six of the nation’s most talented kids a chance to show off their smarts and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. They will tackle myths similar to those seen in MythBusters, ranging from driving, explosions, chemistry, physics, popular culture and more. These kids get a chance to test out hypotheses and I’ll tell you this — it’s pretty cool. But what I liked the best, it wasn’t a competition. These kids aren’t competing against each other. They are working together. Mythbusters Jr. Premieres on Science Channel: Kids + STEAM = Awesome
The junior MythBusters are:
Valerie Castillo: This 15-year-old from Lancaster, CA, is a skilled builder and robotics wiz, who is also experienced in CAD drawing and 3D printing. In 2017 Valerie was the team leader of her school’s robotics team that won the state championship, qualifying them to go to the World’s VEX Robotics competition. Valerie and her partner recently won 1st place in their school’s science fair, which later won 2nd place district wide.Cannan Huey-You: A 12-year-old with a background in coding, robotics and motion physics, Cannan will be entering his second year of college in the fall at Texas Christian University where he’s a double major in Physics & Astronomy and Engineering. His dream is to be an astronaut and perhaps be one of the first humans to walk on Mars.
Jesse Lawless: This Slidell, Louisiana 15-year-old has been around cars in his dad’s custom hot rod shop since he was a baby. After building a mini chopper by himself at the age of 12, he entered a car show and won 1st place. From fixing up jacked up 4x4s to building scooters, to modifying radio controlled cars, Jesse knows his way around a vehicle. He is also skilled at drawing, crafting and building models.
Rachel Pizzolato: The 14-year-old from Metairie, Louisiana is a builder who has been involved with remodeling houses with her father since a young age. Rachell was a 2016 and 2017 Broadcom MASTERS Top 30 Finalist. In 2017 she was awarded the Duke TIP challenge certificate and presented her current project to the 2017 American Geophysical Union at Bright Stars, a forum that hosted over 20,000 earth and space scientists from around the world.
Allie Weber: The South Dakota 13-year-old is a multiple award-winning, patent pending inventor, builder, and maker. An advocate for STEAM, in 2017 Allie was recognized as one of the 21 under 21 girls who are changing the world by Teen Vogue magazine and was also recognized by 3M as one of the top 10 young scientists in the country. In 2016 Allie won the Global Spark Lab Invent-It-Challenge with a frostbite warning system.
Elijah Horland: The 12-year-old from Brooklyn is a self-taught maker, programmer & circuit wiz. At 9 years-old, he started building PCs and “Franken-Mac” computers; at 10 years old, he took his first microcontroller and was blinking LEDs in one night, soldering his first circuit boards by the end of the same week. By 11 he was featured in “Make” for his early-model “min-tin” sized video game system, now a staple of maker culture. Elijah is a family friend and we are SO excited to see him on Mythbusters Jr!
Meet 13-year-old #MythBustersJr co-host @NotABombBunkE from Brooklyn, a self-taught maker, programmer and circuit wiz who started building PCs and “Franken-Mac” computers when he was 9 years old. pic.twitter.com/9x5vXy64Mj
— MythBusters (@MythBusters) December 31, 2018
Here’s Elijah with Adam Savage (courtesy of Elijah’s Twitter)
Here’s the trailer.
Also featured in MythBusters Jr. are builders Tamara Robertson, whose talents have been seen in MythBusters: The Search and SciJinks, and Jon Marcu, who has worked on a number of television and film productions.
The series will air on the Science Channel starting tonight. You can also stream it on the SciGo App. Let me know what you think!!! Mythbusters Jr. Premieres on Science Channel Kids + STEAM = Awesome | The Mama Maven Blog