Monday, 14 February 2011

TV: Head Rush with Kari Byron


Some of you might still remember that I'm a big fan of science program Mythbusters on Discovery Channel. Well, the female hostess of the Mythbusters show Kari Byron now runs her own little Head Rush show targeting young learners to help boosting their interest in science.

Kari Byron
Image from Discovery Channel
Well, we adults, can also benefit from this program! It is in English, it is in American accent, and there is fun science in it which you can also use that to test your friends in a gathering, or your little cousins, nephews and nieces in a family reunion! So you have English learning with science knowledge and topic for friends and family, kill THREE birds with one stone! Better than the Kinder Egg!!
Image from thechocolatereview.net
Where can I find it? Well, of course on our very own English Playground! Just bookmark this entry or simply go to our English Playground @ YouTube to watch! Save you the trouble trying to find it on your own!


Enjoy the learning!

Vocabulary:
headrush -- (n) [U] Orthostatic hypotension, also known as postural hypotension, orthostasis, and colloquially as head rush or a dizzy spell, is a form of hypotension in which a person's blood pressure suddenly falls when the person stands up. For details, please see Wikipedia.
reunion -- (n) [C] a social event for a group of people who have not seen each other for a long time

Resources:


Website & TV: Tudou & Mythbusters @ Locky's English Playground
http://lockyep.blogspot.com/2009/04/website-tv-tudou-mythbusters.html


Kinder Surprise @ Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise

Head Rush @ Locky's English Playground
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=062BA475F2FFADA2

Head Rush @ Discovery Science Channel
http://headrush.discovery.com/

Head Rush @ Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthostatic_hypotension