Netflix releases trailer of its science-lesson show, 'Brainchild' that answers the most intriguing questions
'Brainchild' addresses many interesting topics such as aliens, germs, the universe, and how it all came to be
Netflix seems to have found a way to make science fun for kids through a show that appears to be a blend of 'Mythbusters', 'How it's Made', and 'Sesame Street'. Picking up science lessons as the central subject of the show, the millennial-targeting show 'Brainchild' is all set to arrive with its first season on Netflix this Friday, November 2.
Coming from executive producer Pharrell Williams and the creators of National Geographic's 'Brain Games', the show will bring out some intriguing topics such as the existence of UFOs, the working of brain cells, and the harmful impact of germs, by exploring the world of science through some interactive games, magic tricks, quirky costumes, and hidden cameras.
The trailer opens with host Sahana Srinivasan asking, "What exactly are memories? How big is the universe? Do you control your emotions or do your emotions control you? What are germs? Do fish pee?" In an attempt to answer all these questions and more, the show will delve into themes as varied as superheroes and their powers, outer space and aliens to the world wide web with its promise to make dreams come true.
In a refreshingly relatable way, the show will use science to explain the existence of everything, quite like the Neil De Grasse Tyson hosted series 'Cosmos'.
With its unique educational content which is suited for parents, teachers, and students alike, each episode will offer some classroom-ready lesson plans and student handouts, that are available for third through eighth-grade students. The lessons are aligned with several multi-state efforts in the United States to create new education standards such as Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Learning Standards, and National Health Standards.
Alie Ward, Ben Seidman and others also feature on the show. The theme of the series seems funky and colorful, with a Sesame Street-like character hanging around with Sahana.
As the trailer states the show will change "the way you think about thinking". Watch it below: