Science & Technology TV Shows

About Science & Technology

Television's ability to inform and educate makes it well suited to programs that teach viewers about science and technology topics. PBS has long been home to informative science programming, with series such as "Nova" and "Scientific American Frontiers," and in the 1980s, several early cable channels, including The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel, dedicated themselves almost entirely to similar kinds of informative programming.

As cable channels have shifted their focus toward entertainment and reality programming, real science is less well represented on TV, but science and technology documentaries still have a place in the schedule. Biological science of all flavors remains popular, with programs that explore both the inner workings of animals (and humans )and the environments in which they live. Indeed, the discussion of global climate change frequently finds its way onto TV in the form of programs about climate and geographical sciences.

A popular genre of technology program illustrates the process of manufacturing well-known consumer products, going behind the scenes in factories and manufacturing facilities. Other programs concern themselves with the development and evolution of technologies; transportation technologies are an especially popular subject.

Some cable channels have been subject to controversy in recent years after they've aired programs-about, for example, mysterious creatures-that present speculative reporting and unconfirmed information in a package that looks like a serious science show.

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Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
How It's Made
How It's Made
NOVA
NOVA
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Monsuno
Monsuno
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
The Universe
The Universe
Vampire High
Vampire High
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
First Peoples
First Peoples
Fight Science
Fight Science
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
E3 Live
E3 Live
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
NASA X
NASA X
Time Warp
Time Warp
Cosmos
Cosmos
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Wired
Wired
Tech Toys 360
Tech Toys 360
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
Animal X
Animal X
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Ray
Ray
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Crowd Control
Crowd Control
Sense8
Sense8
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Wild China
Wild China
Weaponology
Weaponology
Safety Smart Science
Safety Smart Science
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Secrets of the Universe
Secrets of the Universe
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
Bad Astronomy
Bad Astronomy
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Car Tech
Car Tech
Exploring the Solar System
Exploring the Solar System
Insider Secrets
Insider Secrets
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Quick Tips
Quick Tips
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Special Features
Special Features
Wired Science
Wired Science
CNET News
CNET News
Fight Quest
Fight Quest
Against the Elements
Against the Elements
Naked Science
Naked Science
Web Soup
Web Soup
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Popular Science's Future of
Popular Science's Future of
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Factory Made
Factory Made
Cantore Stories: On Top of the World
Cantore Stories: On Top of the World
Weather Proof
Weather Proof
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
FutureStates
FutureStates
Click
Click
The Difference
The Difference
Secret Life of Scientists
Secret Life of Scientists
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
Fat Plague
Fat Plague
The Farm Revealed
The Farm Revealed
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize