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  • On The Front Lines

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    S 4 : Ep 6 - 2/12/01

    Tyler joins the Skyhawks, which is Canada's elite parachute team and he gets ready to jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet above the ground. St Vanessa takes to the skies of California to fly her own fighter plane in a high-speed airborne dog fight! Vanessa gets to operate an eight-wheeled army surveillance truck called the Coyote. Able to spy on targets up to thirteen miles away, Charlie makes his own messenger kite this week and then tries to sail it across the open skies.moreless
  • In Deep Water

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    S 4 : Ep 5 - 2/5/01

    Tyler goes underwater at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California where he uses a remote-control operated vehicle called a ROV and explores the largest submarine canyon on the continent's West Coast. With deep sea depths reaching more than 10,000 feet, Tyler assists scientists in the search for never-before-seen life forms at the bottom of the ocean floor. Then he goes to Jules's Underwater Sea Lodge, which is a hotel underwater! Built in a lagoon some 30 feet underwater, the Lodge has only four rooms each with its own supply of air sent down from the surface using an umbilical cord device. Ordering air gives a whole new meaning to the term 'room service'. Charlie's adventure is a bit fishy this week when he makes tracks in a swimming pool showing us all kinds of ways to increase our own buoyancy. He explains what kinds of fins give the most speed, what kinds of bathing suits gives the most speed and how fish swim.moreless
  • Horseplay

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    S 4 : Ep 4 - 1/28/01

    Popular Mechanics for Kids goes behind-the-scenes at the world renowned Strathcona Mounted Troop (the only non-British Cavalry Unit in history to mount the Queen's Life Guard at Buckingham Palace). Tyler participates in the Musical Ride and finds out how the twenty horses are taught to obey the riders instructions, and after, he prepares to enter the world of jousting where he will learn about the history of the sport. He will sport a ten-foot lance, and fit inside a full suit of armour and rides a horse. Vanessa heads west to Alberta's cowboy country where she learns all about the rigors of the range. Wearing authentic cowboy gear, she saddles up with a real cowboy for some calf-roping, cattle herding and lasso tying while Charlie shows us the art and science of throwing a lariot.moreless
  • Escape

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 1/21/01

    Vanessa catches up with Dean Gunnerson, one of the most famous escape artists in the world while Tyler visits a cockpit of an underwater helicopter and finds out what it's like to be trapped inside something that is slowly sinking to the bottom of a deep pool. He arrives later in Delaware and tries out a life chute designed to rescue people from high rise fires while Charlie shares a few tips on the art of escape.moreless
  • Fighting Disaster

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    S 4 : Ep 2 - 1/14/01

    Vanessa travels to Oregon to create a real landslide, and she learns that scientists uses a unique outdoor laboratory to find out more about the patterns of landslides and how to prevent them from destroying the environment. Vanessa down to the coast of Los Angeles where she trains with the Collapse Rescue Team (a group of scientists who save people from such emergencies as collapsed buildings, stalled elevators and vehicle accidents). Tyler gets a chance to see how real life disasters are dealt with when he goes out into the field with a crew of fire researchers and helps them set a room ablaze! By setting these kinds of controlled fires, scientists are able to learn and devise the most powerful fire-fighting technique.moreless
  • X-Treeme Rides

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 1/7/01

    Tyler starts us off when he takes to the skies in a powered parachute plane and then he gets ready for his next adventure on a mountain in Virginia. To play Street Luge, Tyler must wear protective body gear and lay down on a luge board just two inches from the pavement. The speed of the descent depends on the steepness of the hill. Vanessa receives a kite skiing lesson in Oregon, which is similar to water skiing, but the kite stands in for a boat, a kite skier can reach speeds of up to 20 mph using only the power of the wind and a 20 foot kite. Charlie builds an extreme ride by attaching cables between two trees and using a pulley to get your body from one spot to the next.moreless
  • Live At PMK

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    S 3 : Ep 22 - 1/30/00

    It's the first ever Behind The Scenes of Popular Mechanics for Kids, where you will get a front-row centre seat this week when Tyler discovers what it takes to stage a meca-rock concert and then gets into the ring with a WWF fighter to learn about the very dangerous business of professional fighting. Elisha learns a few secrets herself when she goes under the big top and behind the scenes at the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.moreless
  • Water

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    S 3 : Ep 21 - 1/23/00

    Tyler gets to go behind Niagara Falls to see how the massive falls keeps electricity flowing. He then keeps his wet suit on and joins a real emergency oil spill clean team. Elisha has a hair­ raising adventure when she takes a run down the rocky rapids in an Ultramodern and indestructible raft.moreless
  • Space Station

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    S 3 : Ep 20 - 1/16/00

    Elisha finds out if she can stomach the brand new gravity-defying vomit comet while Vanessa gets a lesson in virtual reality in the NASA laboratory where the space stations are actually built. She was able to train as an astronaut using actual equipment but in a virtual-reality world where she tries to fix a damaged part of the ship.moreless
  • Greatest Hits #4

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    S 3 : Ep 19 - 1/9/00

    Yet another of our best adventures on Popular Mechanics for Kids.
  • Real Life Science Fiction

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    S 3 : Ep 18 - 1/2/00

    It's Sci-Fi time, and Vanessa joins the creative team of "Spawn" and discovers what it's like to put together the coolest comic book on the planet. Tyler learns all about the universe when he visits NASA's Deep Space Network and sees how their huge towers send signals to the flying saucers floating around the universe.moreless
  • Killer Creatures

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    S 3 : Ep 17 - 12/26/99

    Tyler hangs out with the deadly Komodo Dragons and finds out what makes them one of the most feared animals on the planet. Later he meets up with a tiger in a facility that helps neglected wild animals get back on track. Vanessa journeys far up North and finds out what happens to the wild polar bears when they get too close to people.moreless
  • Navy Seals

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    S 3 : Ep 16 - 12/19/99

    The team is sent to Southern California to hang out with the Navy Seals, where Tyler gets to climb into the combat training tank and swim with the Seals as they trade scuba gear underwater and learn how to rig explosives in the water. He also gets behind the wheel of a special Seal boat and helps the Navy parachute team get ready for a show full of very unique tricks.moreless
  • Pirates And Gold

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    S 3 : Ep 15 - 12/12/99

    Tyler dives down to the ocean floor, with the team searching for an ancient ship that has been buried for more than 100 years. He learns how to sword-fight and then goes sword-to-sword with a team of real life swashbuckling pros while Elisha makes her very own pirate treasure when she turns ordinary rock into pieces of gold.moreless
  • Life Savers

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    S 3 : Ep 14 - 12/5/99

    Elisha gets a family of crash test dummies ready for a dangerous crash test. Tyler also gets in the action at an armoured car factory and helps build one of the safest vehicles around.moreless
  • Fun In The Desert

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    S 3 : Ep 13 - 11/28/99

    Vanessa checks out the newest sports craze as he shimmies up and down a sand dune on a gigantic flat board called a sand board. She also keeps her headway down when she joins a snake hunting expedition and captures a few of the slithering critters in a giant bag.moreless
  • Ice

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 11/21/99

    Vanessa gets to find out how Hollywood creates those magical winter snow scenes for the movies. Elisha gets the rink ready for a big hockey game by making the ice, painting the lines and even driving the Zamboni machine. But then she receives goalie equipment where she will try to stop a 100-mile shot by an NHL player while Tyler goes deep inside NASA's ice tunnel and discovers how the experts make airplanes safe for flight during those wicked winter storms.moreless
  • Down Below

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 11/14/99

    Elisha strikes gold more than a mile under the earth. Tyler finds out how the slimy, gooey stuff on cave walls may be a valuable tool for medical science and then unlocks the mysteries of the ocean when he gets to be an aquanaut for a day, diving with the scientists who work in the world's only underwater laboratory.moreless
  • Greatest Hits #3

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 11/7/99

    It is another clip show, featuring the best of the best with a return of some of our most awesome adventures of the season.
  • Freaky Flying

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 10/31/99

    Elisha gets behind the wheel of an airborne blimp as Tyler battles gravity as he masters the art of para-gliding and­ then catches up with the Elite pilot team at the Edwards Air Force base where he gets to check out the fastest and highest flying spy plane in the world.moreless
  • Super Bikes

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 10/24/99

    Vanessa finds out if she's got the right stuff to be a motorcycle daredevil, when she helps a daredevil pass through a gap where an explosion will occur. Tyler also tests his driving skills when he takes the very fast and brand new Slide Machine for a spin!moreless
  • Body Mechanics

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 10/10/99

    Tyler takes a breakdancing lesson , learning how to produce those amazing moves. Vanessa get some real-life training in fixing broken bones when she hangs out with an orthopedic surgeon, she had a chance to break a bone on a real human skeleton and watch the delicate operation of re-setting it. Tyler also gets medical this week when he joins the team of doctors tuning up super athletes for a triathlon race.moreless
  • Slither And Slime

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 10/3/99

    Vanessa goes to see and find out information about the largest species of octopus in the world while Elisha watches as a frozen frog gets a new lease on life. Tyler worms his way into a special farm for the creepy crawlers and finds out why they really are a fisherman's best friend.moreless
  • Dirty Work

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 9/26/99

    Vanessa searches through New York City's garbage dump looking for something very special that she accidentally threw away. Tyler also gets his hands dirty when he takes a romp with rhinoceros to find out if he has to do to become a zookeeper. Vanessa holds her nose to discover how fish get from the ocean floor to our dinner tables when she visits a very stinky fish-gutting factory.moreless
  • Sea Creatures

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 9/19/99

    Tyler takes a dive with the dolphins off the Florida coast and then heads back to dry land where he helps the doctors at Sea World nurse a sick turtle and manatee back to health. Vanessa has a whale of a time with the humpbacks off the coast of Newfoundland and finds out what blubber tells us about the largest animal on the planet.moreless
  • Spook Out

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 9/17/99

    Tyler hunts down the ghosts haunting the USS Homet ship and he was also able to visit a real house of bug horrors to discover how the poisonous venom from a tarantula can help medical science. Vanessa gets all made up as a zombie creature and tries to scare the kids at the Thrillvania theme park in Texas.moreless
  • Ticket To Ride

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 9/12/99

    They are Awesome Amusements! The team travel to Universal Studios: Islands of Adventure, in Florida to discover what makes this giant theme park so great. Elisha buckles up for a ride in the gut-wrenching Incredible Hulk Coaster while Tyler gets drenched in Poseidon's Fury when he walks through a forty foot tunnel containing thousands of gallons of water and enters the underworld where a battle of Poseidon and Zeus began. Then, he heads to the Triceratops Encounter and learns how advances technology makes the dinosaur come alive.moreless
  • Cool Schools

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 9/5/99

    Tyler holds his breath for a class at the underwater acting school, while Vanessa gets the lowdown on high-tech protection at a school for bodyguards. Then, she goes over to a school in Nevada where she learns the awesome power of the mammoth land vehicle called a Hummer.moreless
  • How Do They Do That?

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    S 2 : Ep 21 - 1/24/99

    It's Magic, including the magic of television. But first, Elisha goes on an expedition on discovering, locating, and digging out traces of dinosaurs. While this is happening, Charlie explains how to put an egg into a jar that has an opening which has a smaller circumference that the egg can not go through as normal. Tyler is learning some new tricks from the Harlem Globetrotters, and he plays a game, two on two while Elisha is learning a magic trick from a magician, the table salt shaker trick.moreless
  • Monster Machines

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    S 2 : Ep 20 - 1/17/99

    Elisha is on an adventure in the sky on the C-5 Galaxy, while Tyler goes test out the car-crushing dinosaur, the Megasaurus. Elisha explains about one of the best Monster Trucks, Big Foot while Charlie does his experiment on force.moreless
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