Nickelodeon will be introducing young viewers to the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning with an hour-long premiere episode of a new interactive animated series, Blaze and the Monster Machines, on Monday, October 13 at 12 noon ET/PT. The network touts the show as the first preschool program on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM in every episode as it follows the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ.
Together, Blaze and AJ have adventures that explore the physics of how things move, tackle problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics, and discover the parts needed to make everyday technologies work. Each episode is chock-a-block with monster trucks, physical humor and upbeat, original songs highlighting STEM concepts. The series is created by Jeff Borkin (Team Umizoomi head writer) and Ellen Martin (Bubble Guppies supervising producer)
The series premiere “Blaze of Glory” sees Blaze and AJ introduced to the world of racing monster machines in the town of Axle City. When Crusher, a troublemaker trcuk, uses his dirty tricks to try to win the championship, Blaze does everything he can to help his friends and beat him to the finish line. The episode will introduce preschoolers to STEM concepts including buoyancy and trajectory. The launch will be followed by three weeks of premieres in its regular timeslot, 12:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon.
Kids and their guardians can also visit the network’s award-winning nickjr.com website to check out Blaze and the Monster Machines music videos, downloadable activities, posters and trading cards and a brand-new game coming October 16: Blaze to the Rescue.