Look Kool

Look Kool uses songs, skits, and wacky challenges to help our host, Hamza, and his mischievous robot cat find the answers to mathematical mysteries. In every episode, Hamza is helped by real kids who hunt for shapes, do hands-on experiments, and solve brain-bending puzzles. Who knew math could be so much fun? Tune in for wacky but informative interviews with an Android who understands computers from the inside out, veggie super-star and fractals expert Brock Lee, and even the Perspective Phantom, a 3-dimensional super-hero! And don't be surprised if some of the guests break into song… Look Kool is about Kool math all around us, so take a Look! It's sure to make you laugh out loud!

Épisodes

Look Kool - Saison 1

  • Spheres

    Durée : 0:22:03
    Bubbles, bubbles everywhere! Hamza wonders why bubbles are always round. Is there something special about a spherical shape? To find out, we make a bubble explosion, turn kids into human soccer balls, and throw water into outer space. Koolkatt also gets in on the action by popping out his spherical...
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  • Maps

    Durée : 0:22:03
    Hamza thinks finding his way around is easy… until his smart phone breaks. Uh oh. Now he needs to use maps to get where he’s going. Along the way, Hamza forms a marching band and gets travel tips from a gargoyle. There’s even a pirate with a treasure map. Investigation/hands-on Han Ru and Stefano...
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  • Arches

    Durée : 0:22:03
    Hamza literally bends over backwards in this episode – in a backbend – to find out why arches are so strong. An arch is a curved shape that spans a space using only gravity to stay up. To find out how it works, we’ll meet a medieval mason, build an arch out of cheese, and sing the praises of...
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    • Primaire 1er cycle P1 Primaire 1er cycle
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  • Musical Cylinders

    Durée : 0:22:31
    Look Kool creates musical instruments using cylinders. When deconstructed, a cylinder is like a rectangular piece of material rolled up to form a three dimensional shape. Copper water pipes of different lengths make different sounds. The Investigators find cylinders that make sound: a pan flute (...
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  • Pyramids

    Durée : 0:22:03
    A pyramid is an incredibly strong, stable shape, and has been used for thousands of years. All pyramids have edges, vertices (corners),an apex, triangular faces and a base, which varies in shape depending on the number of sides. The Investigators look for triangular shapes that support things and...
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  • Cones

    Durée : 0:22:01
    Hamza discovers that a spinning triangle creates a cone shape, which has a circular base and sides that slope up to meet at a point, the apex. The Investigators take pictures of cone-shaped objects in the real world, and learn about the volume of a cone relative to a cylinder with the same height...
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  • Tiling

    Durée : 0:22:03
    Tiling (or tessellation) is covering a plane surface with shapes that fit together without overlaps or gaps. Hamza examines repeating patterns of shapes on a quilt and a shower wall; tiling patterns also occur in natural objects such as pineapples, honeycomb and a turtle shells. The investigators...
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  • Aerodynamics

    Durée : 0:22:03
    Hamza notices that symmetrical, slender shapes with smooth curves move faster through air. If a shape is not aerodynamic, drag and turbulence make it harder for them to move through air. The Investigators find streamlined objects designed to move efficiently through air: speedboats, bicycle helmets...
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  • Spirals

    Durée : 0:22:11
    Spirals are all around us: from the Milky Way galaxy to things like a roll of tape, a sticky bun, fire hoses, snail shells and fiddleheads. Skaters spinning in spirals gradually pull their arms in to gain speed. We see Archimedian, hyperbolic, logarithmic, Euler, and Fermat's spirals, and Hamza...
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  • Lenses

    Durée : 0:22:03
    Hamza and The Investigators take a look at lenses and optical systems that change the size of what you see, and shows how they work. Lenses are used in magnifying glasses, microscopes, cameras, binoculars and telescopes. Lenses are slices of spheres, and light passes through glass or water, it...
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    • Primaire 3e cycle P3 Primaire 3e cycle
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  • Domes

    Durée : 0:22:03
    The dome shape of an egg is a very strong it is under pressure. Domes like igloos, tops of buildings and new homes are energy efficient and resistant to winds. The dome shape of your skull protects your brain, and helmets add further protection. If you cut a sphere in half down the middle, you have...
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    • Primaire 3e cycle P3 Primaire 3e cycle
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    2014
  • Cubes

    Durée : 0:22:03
    A cube is a three dimensional shape made of 6 equal-size square faces, 8 vertexes and 12 edges. A cube is also known as a square prism, a Platonic solid, or a hexahedron. The Investigators find cube shaped objects like dice and sugar cubes. Picasso became world famous for his cubist art style,...
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  • Weldges

    Durée : 0:22:03
    Wedges have been useful as tools for thousands of years. Wedges are made up of different shapes: two triangles and three quadrilaterals. A wedge is a triangular prism with five faces, nine edges, and six vertices. These simple machines can be tools such as chisels for carving, arrowheads for...
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  • Projectiles

    Durée : 0:22:03
    A projectile is any object you throw, hit or fling. Bowling balls, tennis balls, golf balls, and ping pong balls are all spheres which always bounce the same way. A hockey puck is a cylinder which glides on the ice. A football is a prolated spheroid which moves efficiently through air with its...
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  • Symmetry

    Durée : 0:22:05
    An object is symmetrical when one side of its centre axis is a perfect reflection of the other side. A picture of a mountain reflected in water has a symmetrical composition. The line of symmetry divides a figure into two identical mirror image halves when it is folded along vertical, horizontal or...
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  • Trusses

    Durée : 0:22:03
    Hamza wonders why so many structures, like bridges, cranes, buildings and the Eiffel Tower are made of interlocking triangles. When triangles are used in bridge structures, they are called trusses which are a series of translated or rotated congruent triangles, making the structure extremely strong...
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    2014

Look Kool - Saison 2

  • 1, 2, 3 Dimensions

    Durée : 0:22:00
    Have you ever wanted to take a vacation in the first or second dimension? Hamza discovers the world of height, width and depth in this multi – dimensional episode of Look Kool!
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    2014
  • Origami

    Durée : 0:22:01
    Hamza is packing up for a nice beach vacation, but he can't fit all of his stuff in his suitcase! Origami to the rescue – he takes a nod from the 400 year-old art of Japanese paper folding to make things with a lot of surface area take up less space!
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    2014
  • Frame Shell Solid

    Durée : 0:22:01
    What is a structure and how do you make it sturdy? Hamza wants a new bookcase to replace his rickety old one. He enlists the help of an apathetic beaver to build it, and learns that there are three forms that make the basis of all structures, frames, shells, and solids!
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    2014
  • Probability

    Durée : 0:22:01
    What are the odds? Hamza can’t figure out why Koolkatt always wins when they play Flip-the-coin. Can you really use probability to predict the future? Hamza will interview a real-life playing card, meet a flying pig, pop a LOT of popcorn, and find out what’s so ‘lucky’ about the number seven!
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  • Programming

    Durée : 0:22:01
    Uh oh, Koolkatt is on the fritz! When Hamza can't get his beloved robot cat to behave, he discovers that his pet is made of all kinds of cool parts, including a computer! To fix Koolkatt , Hamza must learn how to speak to computers.
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  • What's Your Angle?

    Durée : 0:22:01
    Today we're getting the angle on angles! Hamza is really excited about his birthday present for Koolkatt – but all of the right angles in his brand new Kitty Kastle are, well, wrong! It turns out that angles are really important for all kinds of things, like building strong structures, playing...
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    2014
  • Power of 10

    Durée : 0:22:01
    Hamza wonders how people do math with numbers SO BIG they take 95 years just to say out loud. And how do you measure something too small to even see?
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    • Primaire 3e cycle P3 Primaire 3e cycle
    2014
  • Make That a Double

    Durée : 0:22:01
    Two, four, six, eight – how can you make numbers great? In this episode, Hamza learns just how quickly doubling can make numbers grow from tiny to astronomical! Along the way the investigators will get tangled in Chinese noodles, the challengers will get covered in slime eggs, and Hamza will...
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    • Primaire 3e cycle P3 Primaire 3e cycle
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    2014
  • Measurement

    Durée : 0:22:00
    Hamza wants to measure everything about Koolkatt that has changed since he was a teeny-weeny little robot-kitten – but how? It turns out there are a lot of different ways to measure the world around us. To find out more, we'll meet a Viking ship builder, walk the plank in clown shoes, and make our...
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    • Secondaire 1er cycle S1 Secondaire 1er cycle
    2014
  • Zero

    Durée : 0:22:01
    Do you ever like to just think about nothing? Hamza does – he's been thinking about the number zero! For a number with absolutely nothing to it, it's awfully important. You can make number lines, Cartesian planes… you can even make other numbers magically disappear. There's nothing better than...
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    2014
  • Nature's Most Mysterious Patterns

    Durée : 0:22:00
    Have you ever wondered what video game graphics have in common with broccoli? Fractals, of course! Hamza learns that we can understand the shapes and patterns of nature using math! We'll see what happens when fame goes to the "head" of a broccoli, our Challengers will try and make sense of a jumble...
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    2014
  • Math in Music

    Durée : 0:22:00
    How come some sound combinations are pleasant and others sound like a cat with a screw loose? To find out, we'll make guitars out of shoeboxes, cut up a pizza, give Koolkatt a tune-up, and meet the original Otto Tune. Drum roll, please! It's going to be music to your ears… Viewers learn about how...
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    2014
  • Weir Shapes

    Durée : 0:22:00
    Hexa-flexa-WHAT-agon?! Today we get to play with the world's kookiest, craziest 3D shapes! We’ll find out how some bumpy looking shapes can deliver a smooth ride; our challengers will try to feel their way to victory, and Hamza will invent his very own shape: the bloopezoid! Shapes in the...
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    2014