But it is shows like Mythbusters, which bring some fun into science, that might be the key to getting the kids off the Iphone and trying some experimenting ?
I agree on that. But Mythbusters is an entry level program. It never really explains the theory. There is no learning curve. To achieve learning there should be some in depth programs as well.
Now I think about it; I think it is nice to compare it with Arduino. Just like Arduino, the Mythbusters show is a great kickstart. But the show is sticking to arduino and shields. Once you have seen some arduino with shields and understand it there is no more learning with this formula. There should be some "how to build a shield/Arduino" or "do it without Arduino" program.
And -as to Constantin- these programs, unfortunately do not exist. (I don't have television