Thursday, March 04, 2010

SciGirls, New PBS Show For Girls!

I love the idea behind SciGirls on PBS.

The goal of SciGirls is bold: to change how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math. (That spells “S.T.E.M.,” the hottest topic in U.S. education today.) The program’s half-hour episodes and its destination website at showcase bright, curious girls putting S.T.E.M. to work to make the world a better place. They’re joined by two animated characters – a plucky SciGirl named Izzie and her best friend Jake, who tie the series together with their ongoing adventures.
As the mother of a very intelligent, inquisitive, inspiring, soon to be 5 year old girl; I want her to know that she doesn't have to wait for the prince to come and be her everything. That she can and should do what she enjoys. I also want her to know that girls can do anything boys do. Want to play baseball, play it. You want to wear pants, wear them! You want to explore, climb it! 
SciGirls, funded by the National Science Foundation with additional support from ExxonMobil, integrates TV and the Web like never before. Each TV episode begins on the site’s homepage, where Izzie goes when she finds herself in jams that only science can fix. She surfs to the site, jumps into a video of real-life SciGirls, and follows their story, learning and exploring every step of the way. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website, a totally safe social network where girls can create personal pages, design their own avatars, upload cool projects, and make friends. It’s all about tweens and screens in today’s multi-tasking world – the TV, the laptop, the phone and the iPod, and SciGirls is on them all!
I Love the combination of real girls and the animated narrator! In my opinion, GIRLS will love this show. Girls learn Science differently than boys, this is the perfect show to get them excited about Science.
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1 comment:

  1. My daughter takes Tae Kwon Do--she could TAKE OUT any prince that came along---lol. I'm kidding, of course, but I want her to know that girls don't have to be the weaker sex :)
    We will definitely check out SciGirls--hadn't heard of it before your review!


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