"MythBusters Jr." Explodes onto Science Channel

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29 December 2018
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MythBusters Jr.Courtesy of Science Channel
"MythBusters Jr."
Premieres Wednesday, January 2 at 9 PM ET/PT on Science Channel
 
        Adam Savage will return to television as host and executive producer of MythBusters Jr. For the ten-episode series Savage has teamed-up with six of the nation’s leading young ‘makers’, robotics wizzes, builders, and inventors, all under the age of 16, who show off their amazing ingenuity and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills.

MythBusters Jr.
Courtesy of Science Channel
 
         Together, they tackle myths just like those seen in the popular Emmy® nominated television series MythBusters, ranging from driving, explosions, movies, popular culture and more. From building a fire extinguisher jetpack, to dominos big enough to crush a car, and testing myths from the Oscar®-winning big screen pic Gravity and TV’s Breaking Bad, it’s an action-packed season.

          The series premiere episode features a MythBusters classic, the amazingly versatile material, Duct Tape. The junior MythBusters explore whether you can really make a functioning, life-saving parachute out of Duct Tape (see ‘Buster’ get dropped from extreme heights!) and whether you can make a serviceable car tire from Duct Tape.
 

        The series premiere episode features a MythBusters classic, the amazingly versatile material, Duct Tape. The junior MythBusters explore whether you can really make a functioning, life-saving parachute out of Duct Tape (see ‘Buster’ get dropped from extreme heights!) and whether you can make a serviceable car tire from Duct Tape.
 
MythBusters Jr.
Courtesy of Science Channel
 
         The junior MythBusters are: Valerie Castillo (15), a skilled builder and robotics wiz from Lancaster, California; Elijah Horland (12), a self-taught electronics maker, programmer & circuit wiz from Brooklyn, New York; Cannan Huey-You (12) a college sophomore studying astrophysics at Texas Christian University; Jesse Lawless (15) a builder of custom hot rods from Slidell, Louisiana; Rachel Pizzolato (14) a three-time New Orleans Science Fair champion from Metairie, Louisiana; Allie Weber (13) a maker, builder, and inventor from South Dakota.
 
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