Hey Netflix! Let's Renew Emily's Wonder Lab!

Monday, March 8, 2021
“Stay curious and keep exploring!” That's the motto of Emily Calandrelli and her junior scientists as they experiment and hypothesize in Netflix's original series, Emily’s Wonder Lab. Read on to see what this show is all about, and why I think it's the perfect addition to your Netflix line-up!

*I'm re-publishing my original post from August 2020, when this show first premiered, in hopes that Emily's Wonder Lab will be renewed for another season! Please join me in supporting this amazing show (and equally amazing role model, Emily). Share/tweet/post when you can!

Disclosure: Netlfix provided me with an advanced screening of Emily's Wonder Lab in order to bring you this information and review. All opinions are my own. 

About Emily's Wonder Lab

Emily’s Wonder Lab is a live-action kids series where host Emily Calandrelli shares an awesome new science experiment or activity in every episode. Packed with fun experiments on how to make rainbow bubbles and slime, Emily's Wonder Lab is the perfect hands-on educational series for young kids as each episode features a new science experiment parents can replicate at home to safely engage the whole family. Discover what makes STEAM fun with these visual demonstrations that will blow your mind! The series is executive produced and hosted by Emily Calandrelli. Episodes run about ten minutes each and are followed by an at-home experiment that kids can try on their own.

Emily's Wonder Lab premiered on Netflix on August 25, 2020 and we're sure hoping for another season! Check out a trailer from the show!

Emily's Wonder Lab At-Home Experiments

In these uncertain times, we most certainly could use the vivacious, curious spirit of Emily Calandrelli. Many parents are opting to homeschool, and those who aren't are also a bit concerned about supplementing their child's education. I love that every episode of Emily's Wonder Lab is followed by an at-home experiment idea. Emily walks you through each experiment, which can easily be attempted at home with your mini scientists!

photo courtesy of Netflix

In my opinion, the show is geared towards kids ages 8 and up, but  most age groups will enjoy it. It's colorful and entertaining, with original music and animation added in, too. The show is upbeat and filled with interesting experiments (the 'Oobleck' episode was my favorite!). I loved Emily's rapport with the kids, encouraging them to hypothesize and gather data. She is kind even when they make mistakes ("Oops I put too much in!" says one boy during the flourescent experiment. "Don’t worry," Emily responds with a smile, "Science is all about trial and error!"). We could all use teachers like that!

About Emily Calandrelli

I had to search for more info about Emily Calandrelli after watching the show because she seemed like such an amazing person! I read some info and according to Wikipedia, she "graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering in 2010. Emily Calandrelli attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she obtained an M.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics as well an M.S. degree in Technology and Policy in 2013. As a Harvard NASA Tournament Lab visiting scholar, she assisted organizations in using crowdsourcing to solve technical challenges." Pretty impressive, no?

Emily is also the author of  the Ada Lace series of chapter books, which introduces youth to science and technology. Have you read them? They're SO cute and definitely worth checking out! You can find the boxed set on Amazon here. You can also follow Emily on Instagram: @thespacegal

photo courtesy of Netflix

The Jersey Momma's Thoughts About Emily's Wonder Lab

There's nothing I love more than a good role model for kids. Emily is everything you would want in a Science teacher. She's fun, entertaining, silly, kind, and energetic! Emily's smiling face and enthusiastic nature is exactly what we all need right now. The topics she chose for her experiments are sure to hold any kid's attention. I know Emily will inspire many young minds, and I hope that Netflix will bring us more episodes of her wonderful show in the future. Stay curious and keep exploring, everyone!
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