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Month: August, 2012

SciGirls is a new show for kids ages 8-12 that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each half-hour episode follows a different group of middle school girls, whose eagerness to find answers to their questions will inspire your children to explore the world around them and discover that science and technology are everywhere! Continue.

Use this simple experiment to test whether new light bulbs are really more energy efficient.

Izzie and the SciGirls are back tackling more real-world problems with Science!

Akina and friends dive into underwater robotics at the US Naval Academy, building a “Sea Perch” ROV to investigate artificial oyster reefs in Chesapeake Bay.

Learning Goals: Learn how to design and build an underwater robot to drop off and retrieve materials for sampling underwater habitats. Use the sampling techniques to compare healthy and unhealthy oyster reefs.

Nature’s designs, from polar bear paws to penguin flippers, inspire Elin and her best friends to design a safer shoe for walking on Minnesota’s icy winter streets.

Learning Goals: This episode teaches kids that they learn how to solve human problems by studying animals. Also study how animals stop themselves from slipping on the ice and use it to design and build non-slip winter boot covers.

Budding naturalist Lea and her SciGirl pals investigate what the non-native Canary Island Palm does to San Diego habitats, comparing the palms to native trees.

Learning Goals: Observe how invertebrates interact with a non-native plant and a native plant in their habitat. Also learn how to use scientific sampling and mathematics to share results with others.

San Francisco SciGirls shake things up, programming their own smartphone app to highlight the history and geoscience of the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake.

Learning Goals: This episode takes kids to San Francisco, California to learn how the earth under your feet can affect the damage during an earthquake. See a fun new way to present scientific information by creating a game using mobile media.

Can teens – juggling computers, smartphones, music, homework, and TV at the same time – multitask as well as they think they can? Alejandra and her friends find out.

Learning Goals: Use the scientific inquiry process to design an experiment to test whether or not kids can multitask. Also learn about how important it is to control variables when doing a scientific experiment.

Cold weather, hot science! SciGirls Greta and her 6th grade pals use passive solar heat and bubble-wrap insulation to warm up an ice shanty on a frozen Minnesota lake.

Learning Goals: Learn how insulation helps keep your house warm when it is cold outside by testing different types of insulation to determine which one is the best. Also learn how building a small model can help you learn something about a large object.


Produced by: Funding is provided by:
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