Shows that attempt to teach valuable science lessons in the basic format of a SaturdayMorningKidsShow or SketchComedy. Usually, each episode is focused on a specific field. The host of such a show is often an endearing MadScientist type in a lab coat.

Very common in TheEighties, when making educational programs had major benefits under Reagan administration policy. (See AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle.)

The EdutainmentShow is its parent trope, the ExperimentShow is a common form of it.


* ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy''
* ''[[Series/BeakmansWorld Beakman's World]]''
* ''The Curiosity Show'' is an Aussie example.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' began as this combined with a history show. Considering that it now involves fighting alien cyborgs with 'scientific' terms like [[TechnoBabble "instantaneous biological meta-crisis"]] you can see that its experienced something of a GenreShift in the last 50 years.
* ''Don't Ask Me'', a 1970s UK series with professional crazy scientist Magnus Pyke.
* ''Series/MysteryHunters'', which showed the science that can be used to explain paranormal activities.
* ''Newton's Apple''
* ''Not Another Science Show''
* ''Mr. Wizard''
** Briefly parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
** Repeatedly parodied as a ShowWithinAShow in ''{{Dinosaurs}}''.
* ''ScienceCourt'' (later ''Squigglevision'')
* ''Series/SquareOneTV'', but with mathematics instead of science.
* [[XMeetsY Mixed]] with CookingShow to create Alton Brown's ''Series/GoodEats''.
* ''[[Series/ThreeTwoOneContact 3-2-1 Contact]]'', a ReTool of ''The Curiosity Show'' for American audiences.
* Creator/TheBBC series ''Tomorrows World'' ran for over 30 years.
* ''Owl/TV''
* Some shows are aimed at young adults rather than children, e.g. ''[[BrainiacScienceAbuse Brainiac: Science Abuse]]'', ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}''.
* Parodied by Radio/BobAndRay in the "Mr. Science" skits.
* ''MariAndGali'' is a rare Japanese example. Its view on [[ Curie temperature]] is highly creative, to say the least.
* Definitely at the hard science end are ''Rough Science'' and ''Science Shack'', by The Open University.
* ''Wonder Why'', appearing at the beginning of 1990s.
* ''Series/{{Oddities}}''
* ''[[ Science Time with Susan Tieman]]'' is what it would look like if [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} Aperture Science]] made one.