Beakman's World is an educational children's television show. The program is based on the Universal Press Syndicate syndicated comic strip You Can with Beakman and Jax created by Jok Church.
The Best of Beakman's World
A collection of episodes of the television program where a science teacher named Beakman answers children's questions about science.
Rain, Beakmania & Volcanoes
Beakman explains the cyclical process of rain and evaporation. The sun warms up water in a puddle, turning it into invisible vapor. As the vapor rises it cools, which makes it condense into drops that form clouds. In the volcano segment, Beakman shows the process that a volcano goes through creating magma, and then a volcanic eruption
Gravity, Beakmania & Inertia
Beakman explains the laws of gravity; Galileo shows the effects of gravity;. Sir Isaac Newton explains inertia; how a seat belt helps save lives.
Noises at Night, Beakmania & The Nose
Beakman explains why your house creaks at night. And then explains the purpose of snot and mucus in your nose.
Blood, Beakmania and Dreams
Beakman explains how blood provides food and oxygen to the human body and removes the blood cells' waste products while defending your body from disease. He also covers questions on the speed of the fastest dog and the longest word, an experiment with salt and dreams and your imagination.
Leaves, Beakmania, & Paper
In this episode, Beakman shows how plants "eat," reveals a host of creepy animal facts and shows how to make and recycle paper.
Soap, Beakmania, & Auto Engines
Beakman reveals how soap cleans and how explosions propel automobiles, and explores the question if birds sweat?
Electricity, Beakmania, & Light Bulbs
Beakman reveals the truth on electrical currents, if carrots improve eyesight and explores the workings of the electric light.
Sound, Beakmania, & Explosions
Beakman tells us about sound and how explosions are made.
Refraction, Attraction & Beakmania
Beakman explains how eyeglasses bend light, creates a needle compass and along the way discusses penguins.
Levers, Beakmania, & Television
Beakman reveals the three different kinds of levers and how to use them and reveals how a television works.
Boats, Beakmania & Airplanes
Beakman demonstrates the concepts of density and displacement then flies over to explain how airplanes fly.
Bubbles, Beakmania & Feet
Beakman shows why bubbles are round, explaining that since a bubble is trapped gas, a sphere is the shape that can hold the most air with the least amount of bubble solution. He also sticks his nose into smelly feet.
Microscopes, Beakmania & Healing
Beakman discusses microscopes and how important they are to science. The inventor of the compound microscope shows how two lenses are used to make objects look bigger. When Josie gets hurt, Beakman picks into scabs.
Scientific Method, Beakmania & Rainbows
Beakman explains how researchers use the scientific method to figure things out. Josie and Lester help find out if salt water conducts electricity.
Vaccinations, Beakmania & Friction
Beakman is asked about vaccinations, and calls upon Dr. Edward Jenner to explain how he came up with the idea. He later does a truck with water and a funnel and examines heat from friction.
Thermodynamics, Beakmania & Pimples
Beakman explains thermodynamics by showing how hot things cool and cold things warm up to room temperature, and how molecules move faster when they are hot than when they are cold. Afterward, Beakman explains why people get pimples.
Fossils, Beakmania & the Human Voice
Beakman describes fossils and why they are important clues to learn what the world was like thousands of years ago. Dr. Louis Leakey explains that fossils are formed when plant or animal remains are quickly buried in sediment.
Lungs, Beakmania & Telephones
Beakman demonstrates how people breath using a model of the diaphragm and lungs. Beakman also explains the sending of signals via telephones.
Tape Recordings, Beakmania & Force Vs. Pressure
Beakman demonstrates how cassette players convert sound into electromagnetic signals that get stored onto a tape and delves into the mystery of a bed of nails. Can you really lie on it without getting skewered?
Microwaves, Beakmania & Spiders
Beakman reveals how microwave ovens work and shows a cross-section model of a spider that demonstrates how they spin silk. He als discusses how they can be a crucial part of our ecosystem by eating harmful insects.
Earwax, Beakmania & Rocket Engines
Beakman explains the human ear, why we have earwax, and why they pop when they are under pressure. He also introduces Robert Goddard, the father of modern rocketry.
Ozone, Beakmania & Acid
Beakman discusses the ozone layer and why it is rapidly depleting. He also explains the complexities of acids.
Plumbing, Beakmania & Roller Coasters
Beakman discusses how plumbing works, and why the world is a better place with it. He also explains how and why roller coasters work.
Bees, Beakmania & Earthquakes
Beakman discusses how bees live and produce honey. He also explains how shifting plates on the earth's surface cause earthquakes.
Reflection, Beakmania & Madame Curie
Beakman discusses why light rays cannot pass through a mirror. He also explains atomic energy with the founder of Radium, Madame Curie.
Wheels, Beakmania & Finding Answers
Beakman explains how prehistoric man invented the wheel. He also discusses how your neighborhood public library is a great source of information.
Submarines, Beakmania & Digestion
Beakman discusses submarines and how they work. He also answers viewer questions and explains the human digestion system.
Heart, Beakmania & Helicopters
Beakman illustrates how the human heart works, explains how to make fake glass at home as short order cook, Art Burn, and shows us how propellers keep a helicopter up.
Batteries, Beakmania & Balloons
Beakman demonstrates how a battery works, answers spiraling questions such as "Who invented roller skates?" and explains why helium balloons fly away.
Tunnels, Beakmania & Trains
Beakman shows how underwater tunnels are built; Art Burn cooks up glue you can make at home; and Beakman answers sizeable questions such as how big is a molecule.
Sky, Beakmania & Henry Ford
Beakman answers colorful questions such as why the sky is blue; Lester and Eliza enjoy a very special "Beakmoment" and Henry Ford drives home the description of how cars are made.
Bats, Beakmania & Energy
Piano, Beakmania & Illusions
Pianos; maggots; illusions.
Lightning, Beakmania & Bones
Lester gets a charge out of a static electricity experiment that Beakman conducts to explain thunder and lightning. Surfer Beakman drops by to fix his broken board while explaining how bones mend.
Moon, Beakmania & Elevators
Depicting Liza as the moon and Lester as the Sun, Beakman demonstrates the phases of the moon, answers meaningful questions such as "Do penguins have knees?", and explains how elevators work.
Video Games, Beakmania & Teeth
It's microprocessor madness when Liza creates a video game to uncover the secrets of computers. Beakman dives into dentistry when Lester gets a cavity.
Checkup, Beakmania & Oil
Beakman's timid brother discovers that a visit to the doctor really isn't all that painful. Beakman also traces the evolution of oil from fossils.
Ben Franklin, Beakmania & Chemical Reactions
Ben Franklin drops by the lab to help Beakman dispell some myths surrounding his inventions. Lester is shocked to learn that his recorded voice is different from the one he hears and Beakman reveals how chemicals react to their new partners.
Ants, Beakmania & Collisions
Ants, Beakmania & Collisons--A day in the park is no picnic when a colony of ants make off with Beakman's food; Liza introduces Heimlich and his manuever; and Lester runs into trouble trying to explain collisions.
Mold, Beakmania & Caves
Making fungus fun; the world of slugs; the formation of caves.
Tornadoes, Beakmania & Firefighting
Tornadoes; firefighting and fire-prevention.
Money, Beakmania & Water Power
Facts about Money & Water Power.
Frogs and Toads, Beakmania & Polymers
The difference between frogs and toads; how plastics are made.
Allergies, Beakmania & Codes
Beakman provides answers for allergy sufferers; cryptic world of codes.
Pain, Beakmania & Comets
How the nervous system registers pain; astronomer Maria Mitchell.
Snakes, Beakmania & Seasons
Beakman investigates the world of snakes; a bee sting is treated.
Hydraulics, Beakmania & Dinosaurs
Hydraulic principles; crystals; dinosaur descendants.
Sharks, Beakmania & Einstein
Searching for the ultimate predator -- sharks; bouncing an egg; Einstein and Beakman compare hairstyles.
Momentum, Beakmania & Cows
Currency systems; information about water power.
Skyscrapers, Beakmania & Indicators
Skyscrapers; the properties of ice; making a chemistry set out of fruits and vegetables.
Garbage, Beakmania & Meteorology
Why waste reduction isn't just a bunch of garbage; predicting the weather.
Electric Motors, Beakmania & TIme
Electric-motor workings; how cultures measure time.
Geysers and Hot Springs, Beakmania & Kidnesy
Geysers; the function of kidneys.
Gyroscopes, Beakmania & Heart Smart
The usefulness of gyroscopes; how to keep a healthy heart.
Sleep, Beakmania & Amplification
A look at sleep; what makes sounds loud and soft.
Seeds, Beakmania & Bridges
How seeds grow; the evolution of bridges.
Vacuums, Beakmania & Weaving
How vacuum cleaners work; how cloth is made.
Crustaceans, Beakmania & Bernouli
Lobsters and crabs; Swiss scientist Daniel Bernoulli.
Carbons, Beakmania & Inventions
The wonders of carbon; Thomas Edison.
Balance, Beakmania & Camouflage
Balance and animals' use of camouflage.
Islands, Beakmania & Springs
Why islands don't float; how springs work.
Sun, Beakmania & Metamorphosis
The sun; how some animals change throughout their lives..
Alligators and Crocodiles, Beakmania & Robots
The differences between alligators and crocodiles; a look at robots.
Steel, Beakmania & Film Developing
The origins of steel; how photographs are made.
Snow, Beakmania & Natural Selection
Investigating snow; natural selection.
Sweat, Beakmania & Weighing a Car
Beakman reveals the facts on sweat and body temperature. Art Burn gives a recipe for paint, and then Beakman gets the weight of the Beak-mobile.
Migration, Beakmania & Living Space
Beakman examines bird migration and explores how toilets function in space.
Elephants, Beakmania & X-Rays
Beakman tellls all about elephants, gets help from his mom in the Beakman family challenge and reveals the mystery of X-ray machines.
Bunsen, Beakmania & Sewage
Beakman reveals why Bunsen burners have invisible flames and then explores where sewage goes after it is dismissed.
The Mouth, Beakmania & Scale
Beakman explores the functions of the human mouth, and what causes bad breath. Phoebe has fun with worms. Gulliver solves the mysteries of the visual scale.
Electromagnets, Beakmania & Senses
Beakman explains the differences between magnets and electromagnets. Art Burn uses gelatin to create jello. Phoebe needs the senses of the body explored.
Bread, Beakmania & Measurement
Beakman reveals facts about bread, and Lester plays a housewife in a game show. Beakman then reveals the history and secrets behind measurements.
Skin, Beakmania & Oxygen
Beakman reveals the facts on skin, its functions and its reproduction, tells the truth about the "funny bone," and then explains why oxygen is so important.
Rubber, Beakmania & Hair
Beakman reveals the characteristics of rubber, how flowers bloom and uncovers the mysteries of hair growth.
Magic, Beakmania & Cosmetic Chemistry
Beakman explores magic, and Phoebe reveals naked mole-rats. Cleopatra visits to talk about cosmetics.
Fingerprints, Beakmania & Flatulence
Beakman shows the identifying structure of human fingerprints, and explains why humans fart, what this gaseous emission is made of and why it smells...
Dogs, Beakmania & Bio-Medical Engineering
Beakman covers amazing dog facts and biomedical engineering. Phoebe pretends to be a nurse to fix Lester's foot. The gang then explores prosthetic and bio-medical engineering.
Boomerangs, Beakmania & Circus Science
Beakman discovers boomerangs, visits the soil, finds bacteria and the dung beetle then examines the mysteries of the circus.
Chimps, Beakmania & Eye Exams
Beakman reveals the similarities between apes and humans with Eddie the chimpanzee as his guest. Meekman takes a painless eye-exam.
Catalysts, Beakmania & Aerosal Cans
Beakman explains what constitutes a catalyst and how an aerosol can operates.
Pigs, Beakmania & Sound Frequency
Beakman reveals facts about domestic pigs and wild boars and explains the principles behind demonstrating harmonics.
Polar Exploration, Beakmania & Circular Motion
Beakman reveals facts in the exploration of the North and South Pole, Phoebe examines lamprey and the mystery of ice skaters and their spins is covered.
Sunken Treasure, Beakmania & Archimedian Screw
Beakman shows the modern science of retrieving sunken treasure, proves a screw is a machine and how the Archimedes Screw makes water flow uphill.
Whales, Beakmania & Optical Illusions II
Beakman reveals the importance of mammals, the unusual eating habits of spiders and reveals third-dimensional illusions.
Sound Barrier, Beakmania & Healthy Living
Beakman reveals what happens when planes go beyond the speed of sound and the benefits to living healthy.
Horses, Beakmania & Refrigerators
Beakman talks about horses and reveals the most disgusting animal in the world before describing just how does a refrigerator stays cold.
Cats, Beakmania & Dynamite
Beakman untangles the mystery behind cats and their nine lives, and demonstrates the dynamics of dynamite.
Human Growth, Beakmania & Solutions and Suspensions
Beakman covers growing pains and the human body, hitting a baseball and chemical reactions.
Action-Reaction, Beakmania & Talking Birds
Beakman reveals about motion in toys, reveals egg-laying mammals and explains how birds talk.
Camels, Beakmania & Density
Beakman reviews Bactrian and dromedary camels, covers the densities of gases and explores the Dead Sea.
Protozoology, Beakmania & Movie Stunts
Beakman discusses the amoeba and uni-cellular animals called protozoa, reveals the secrets in the delicate diet of baby birds and shows the secrets behind hair-raising stunts.