Synopsis by Sally Barber
Bright Sparks is a 12-part science and technology series created to stimulate children by introducing complex ideas in an entertaining and fun format. Programs blend animation and live-action to offer a fast-paced and imaginative lesson. Animated hosts travel around the globe to demonstrate the wonders of science and modern technology. Volume seven, Bright Sparks: Medicine, explores medical advances which have helped physicians better diagnose, treat, and prevent disease and preserve health in efforts to improve the quality of life for mankind. Program highlights examine technological developments including the portable x-ray machine, surgical microscope, lip-reading glasses, and a wheelchair activated by a chin switch. Other programs in the series are Bright Sparks: Trains, Planes, Boats and Cars, Bright Sparks: Water, Water Everywhere, and Bright Sparks: The Solar System.