Think Big shows encourages participation in STEM fields by showing children actively solving problems using scientific principles, combining skill and creativity. The series also demonstrates real-world applications for math, science and engineering, proving the physical sciences can be useful challenging and fun. Each episode presents an 'invent-off' challenge, where the teenage teams must invent a machine designed to perform a specific task in a limited amount of time.
Dragonfly TV - Saturday, 7:30-8:00AM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)
Dragonfly TV encourages kids to get involved in the STEM fields by showing hands-on experience and demonstrating practical applications for mathematics and science. The program introduces viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills. By showing young people doing the projects, it encourages viewers to investigate science on their own.
Xploration Earth 2050 - Sunday, 7:00-7:30AM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)
Xploration Earth 2050 illustrates how science, technology, engineering and math concepts are applied in groundbreaking innovations that foreshadow what the world might look like in just a few decades. Each episode explores a different area in which technology is making great advances, and includes experts in a wide variety of STEM fields working to improve people's lives today and tackle future challenges.
Xploration DIY Sci - Sunday, 7:30-8:00AM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)
Xploration DIY Sci encourages the discovery of scientific concepts through experiments young viewers can do on their own. Using a fun and relaxed approach and step by step demonstrations, the program is designed to increase and expand the interest of young people in the field of STEM education, using items they can find in their own homes.
Biz Kid$ - Sunday, 11:00-11:30AM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)
Biz Kid$ focuses on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens, targeting 13 to 16-year-olds. Using a mix of strong financial education tools, dynamic sketch comedy, and inspiring true stories of young entrepreneurs, Biz Kid$ provides important information for future success. Each episode features math, language arts, and social studies as well as teaching teens about money and business.
Real Life 101 – Sunday, 11:30AM-12:00PM (Target Audience – Teens 13-16)
Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs - from doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects wizards. Real Life 101 takes you "on the job" so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you never knew existed!
The following programming airs on WXIX's Multicast Channel - Bounce TV (19.2)
All in with Laila Ali - Saturday, 10-10:30AM & 10:30-11AM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)
All in with Laila Ali delves into the world of sports, culture, travel and adventure. Developed to serve the educational and informational needs of teens 13-16, each episode scours the globe to track down compelling stories, inspirational athletes and groundbreaking achievements, inspiring teens to go all in with their dreams
Jewels of the Natural World - Saturday 11-11:30AM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)
Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczkoi - Sunday, 10-10:30AM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)
Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczkoi is designed for teens 13-16. In each episode, a deserving family is sent on an amazing journey of discovery in an interactive and exciting vacation. The families learn about the unique cultural events, foods, activities and traditions of their chosen destination. Teens will also learn life lessons like resiliency in challenging times, as many of the featured families share their stories of overcoming diversity and finding ways to heal and bond, while sharing their once in a lifetime experiences.
Everyday Health - Sunday, 10:30-11AM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)
Everyday Health serves the educational and information needs of teens 13-16. The show is designed to help fight obesity, raise self-esteem, establish physical fitness habits and prevent negative health choices. In each episode, the hosts travel the country to find those people who are 'paying it forward' to promote health and wellness in their communities.
The following programming airs on WXIX's Multicast Channel - Grit TV (19.3)
Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown - Saturday, 10:00-10:30AM & 10:30-11:00AM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)
Wildlife expert and animal ambassador Jack Hanna, brings young viewers face to face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour that will engage viewers 13-16 as well as the whole family, Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, the program offers up a different top ten each week in a variety of categories such as "fastest animals in Africa", "tallest insects", and "smartest birds".
Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin - Saturday, 11:00-11:30AM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)
This weekly half-hour features the rescue, rehabilitation and release into the wild of ocean wildlife. Produced for ages 13-16, Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining programs demonstrating the welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation provides to animals. Viewers also learn there is a reciprocal benefit – as rescued animals provide invaluable insight into their biology and ecology.
Rock the Park - Saturday, 12:30-1:00PM (Target Audience - Teens 13-16)