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Popular Mechanics for Kids TV Show Facts

Elisha Cuthbert and Jay Baruchel star in Popular Mechanics for Kids.
Courtesy of Discovery Kids
Popular Mechanics for Kids TV Show Facts - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

We're taking a look at the show that takes its hosts around North America to answer all your burning science questions!

Each episode of Popular Mechanics for Kids takes its hosts on an adventure of discovery around North America. Whether the show explains everyday scientific questions like why the sky is blue or gives you the inside scoop on how everything from roller coasters to submarines work, it's bound to open your mind to a world of science.

Popular Mechanics for Kids - Main Cast

  • Elisha - Elisha Cuthbert
  • Jay - Jay Baruchel
  • Tyler - Tyler Kyte
  • Vanessa - Vanessa Lengies

Popular Mechanics for Kids - Fun Facts

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids was filmed in Montreal, Canada.
  • Elisha's reporting for Popular Mechanics for Kids caught the attention of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton, who invited her to visit the White House.
  • Elisha had to overcome her fear of flying to travel for the show. She wears a chi (Chinese symbol for energy) necklace when she flies because she believes it prevents sickness.
  • Jay played drums in Canadian rock group Martin.

Popular Mechanics for Kids - Where Are They Now?

Elisha Cuthbert - Elisha went on to play Darcie alongside funnyman Will Ferrell in Old School, had a small role in Love, Actually, starred in the horror flick House of Wax with Paris Hilton and played Kim Bauer in the hit TV show 24. Elisha currently is working on three upcoming movies due out in 2007 and 2008.
Jay Baruchel - Jay went on to play a boxing hopeful in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning flick, Million Dollar Baby and Steven Karp in the short-lived TV series, Undeclared.
Vanessa Lengies - Vanessa played Joanne in the gymnastics flick Stick-It. She now voices "Emily" for the Arthur cartoon series.
Tyler Kyte - Tyler Kyte has appeared in several made-for-TV movies, including The Elizabeth Smart Story. He has released an independent album of folk songs.

Popular Mechanics for Kids - DVD Set Review

The Popular Mechanics for Kids DVD Set features 24 episodes of the best episodes from the original series. The six-DVD set takes you from the depths of the ocean to a rocket launch. The episodes are fast-paced, funny and still manage to teach you a little something. What's not to love?
Popular Mechanics for Kids DVD Set Rating: 5

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