The SciGirls Web site is a science-centric social networking site for tween girls. Part science fun zone, part girl clubhouse, and entirely engaging, the site is designed to be more than a just companion to the TV series. It’s a great place to watch full episodes and play games, but more importantly, it offers girls everywhere the opportunity to participate in—and become—SciGirls. Surf on Over!
From the Homepage, girls are invited to “Be a SciGirl,” logging in to create their own profile pages. These customizable pages let girls personalize their online space to reflect their hobbies and interests. SciGirls profiles are expressly designed to be fully compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), so parents know that their girls can be online in a safe learning environment. The goal of the site is to create a fun experience that lets girls express themselves and receive feedback from other girls. Log on!
Share a Project
Project pages are the heart of the SciGirls community, where girls are encouraged to upload and share information on their STEM related activities and see what other girls, clubs, and mentors are doing. Other SciGirls can comment on projects and select their favorites to display on their profile pages. SciGirls is nothing without real girls who are out there doing real projects! We’re proud to share this important work online, and encourage you to help your daughter create a project page to share her work. Upload!
Find a Science Club
One of the best ways to encourage kids in science is to get them involved with science. Hands-on experience helps children see that science is a trial-and-error process and that it’s okay not to know everything from the get-go—after all, science is based on asking questions! SciGirls encourages kids to try science, helping them find afterschool programs that are part of the National Girls Collaborative Project, a network of girl-serving STEM organizations. Find a STEM club near you. Join in!
Play a Game
The SciGirls Games page hosts a growing list of fun, challenging games that will give your kids’ brains a real workout. They can build an online diorama of a National Park with stickers won playing Go Fish with Izzie; pilot an underwater robot of their own design; build a virtual flower garden to gather nectar for baby honey bees; and create mash-up collages from hints found in SciGirls episodes. SciGirls can share high scores and continue the fun offline with downloadable reward prizes. Game on!