This week the ComSciComCa twitter account reminded me of one of my favourite shows while growing up – C’est Pas Sorcier. Imagine that Bill Nye science program from the 90s meeting the early Mythbusters series… but in French and all set in the back of a large truck. Ah! Jamy, Fred, Sabine and “la petite voix”! Oh, and they also sometimes covered history and geography and other non-science subjects.
All the science bits from episodes that aired from the mid-90s till 2014 have been made available online to further share the joy and nostalgia. I promised myself that I’d have that in the background during the weekend but it was never the right time to be watching something, even in the background… such a good opportunity to marathon the heck out of those episodes gone!
Of course no science teacher ever had us watch C’est Pas Sorcier in class but we did have a history/geography teacher who used an episode or two of Le Dessous Des Cartes in class – another brilliant show!