Beakman's World

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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.

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Episode Description

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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.
Episode Description

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Soap, Beakmania, & Auto Engines

Beakman reveals how soap cleans and how explosions propel automobiles, and explores the question if birds sweat?

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Electricity, Beakmania, & Light Bulbs

Beakman reveals the truth on electrical currents, if carrots improve eyesight and explores the workings of the electric light.

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Sound, Beakmania, & Explosions

Beakman tells us about sound and how explosions are made.

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Refraction, Attraction & Beakmania

Beakman explains how eyeglasses bend light, creates a needle compass and along the way discusses penguins.

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Levers, Beakmania, & Television

Beakman reveals the three different kinds of levers and how to use them and reveals how a television works.

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Boats, Beakmania & Airplanes

Beakman demonstrates the concepts of density and displacement then flies over to explain how airplanes fly.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Ozone, Beakmania & Acid

Beakman discusses the ozone layer and why it is rapidly depleting. He also explains the complexities of acids.

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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.

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Bees, Beakmania & Earthquakes

Beakman discusses how bees live and produce honey. He also explains how shifting plates on the earth's surface cause earthquakes.

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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.

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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.
Episode Description

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Submarines, Beakmania & Digestion

Beakman discusses submarines and how they work. He also answers viewer questions and explains the human digestion system.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bats, Beakmania & Energy

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Piano, Beakmania & Illusions

Pianos; maggots; illusions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

12

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.

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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.

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Mold, Beakmania & Caves

Making fungus fun; the world of slugs; the formation of caves.

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Tornadoes, Beakmania & Firefighting

Tornadoes; firefighting and fire-prevention.

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Momentum, Beakmania & Cows

Facts about momentum; the cow's digestive system.

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Frogs and Toads, Beakmania & Polymers

The difference between frogs and toads; how plastics are made.

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Allergies, Beakmania & Codes

Beakman provides answers for allergy sufferers; cryptic world of codes.

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Pain, Beakmania & Comets

How the nervous system registers pain; astronomer Maria Mitchell.

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Snakes, Beakmania & Seasons

Beakman investigates the world of snakes; a bee sting is treated.

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Hydraulics, Beakmania & Dinosaurs

Hydraulic principles; crystals; dinosaur descendants.

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Sharks, Beakmania & Einstein

Searching for the ultimate predator -- sharks; bouncing an egg; Einstein and Beakman compare hairstyles.

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Momentum, Beakmania & Cows

Currency systems; information about water power.

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Skyscrapers, Beakmania & Indicators

Skyscrapers; the properties of ice; making a chemistry set out of fruits and vegetables.

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Garbage, Beakmania & Meteorology

Why waste reduction isn't just a bunch of garbage; predicting the weather.

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Electric Motors, Beakmania & TIme

Electric-motor workings; how cultures measure time.
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Geysers and Hot Springs, Beakmania & Kidnesy

Geysers; the function of kidneys.

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Gyroscopes, Beakmania & Heart Smart

The usefulness of gyroscopes; how to keep a healthy heart.

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Sleep, Beakmania & Amplification

A look at sleep; what makes sounds loud and soft.

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Seeds, Beakmania & Bridges

How seeds grow; the evolution of bridges.

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Vacuums, Beakmania & Weaving

How vacuum cleaners work; how cloth is made.

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Crustaceans, Beakmania & Bernouli

Lobsters and crabs; Swiss scientist Daniel Bernoulli.

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Carbons, Beakmania & Inventions

The wonders of carbon; Thomas Edison.

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Balance, Beakmania & Camouflage

Balance and animals' use of camouflage.

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Islands, Beakmania & Springs

Why islands don't float; how springs work.

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Sun, Beakmania & Metamorphosis

The sun; how some animals change throughout their lives..

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Alligators and Crocodiles, Beakmania & Robots

The differences between alligators and crocodiles; a look at robots.

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Steel, Beakmania & Film Developing

The origins of steel; how photographs are made.

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Snow, Beakmania & Natural Selection

Investigating snow; natural selection.
Episode Description

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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.

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Migration, Beakmania & Living Space

Beakman examines bird migration and explores how toilets function in space.

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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.

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Bunsen, Beakmania & Sewage

Beakman reveals why Bunsen burners have invisible flames and then explores where sewage goes after it is dismissed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rubber, Beakmania & Hair

Beakman reveals the characteristics of rubber, how flowers bloom and uncovers the mysteries of hair growth.

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Magic, Beakmania & Cosmetic Chemistry

Beakman explores magic, and Phoebe reveals naked mole-rats. Cleopatra visits to talk about cosmetics.

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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...

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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.

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Boomerangs, Beakmania & Circus Science

Beakman discovers boomerangs, visits the soil, finds bacteria and the dung beetle then examines the mysteries of the circus.

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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.

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Catalysts, Beakmania & Aerosal Cans

Beakman explains what constitutes a catalyst and how an aerosol can operates.

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Pigs, Beakmania & Sound Frequency

Beakman reveals facts about domestic pigs and wild boars and explains the principles behind demonstrating harmonics.

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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.

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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.

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Whales, Beakmania & Optical Illusions II

Beakman reveals the importance of mammals, the unusual eating habits of spiders and reveals third-dimensional illusions.

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Sound Barrier, Beakmania & Healthy Living

Beakman reveals what happens when planes go beyond the speed of sound and the benefits to living healthy.

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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.

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Cats, Beakmania & Dynamite

Beakman untangles the mystery behind cats and their nine lives, and demonstrates the dynamics of dynamite.

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Human Growth, Beakmania & Solutions and Suspensions

Beakman covers growing pains and the human body, hitting a baseball and chemical reactions.

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Action-Reaction, Beakmania & Talking Birds

Beakman reveals about motion in toys, reveals egg-laying mammals and explains how birds talk.

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Camels, Beakmania & Density

Beakman reviews Bactrian and dromedary camels, covers the densities of gases and explores the Dead Sea.

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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.