President Barack Obama said Monday he is appearing on "Mythbusters," a television series that uses science to separate fact from fiction.

Obama's appearance on the popular Discovery Channel show is part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of science, math and engineering as experts warn that low interest in these subjects among U.S. students could hurt the economy.

It is one of several non-traditional appearances by the president, who joined an MTV "town hall" meeting last week and was interviewed on the daytime talk show "The View" in July.