The SciGirls website is a girl-focused portal to 100% safe science fun. Part game room, part clubhouse, and entirely engaging, the site is designed to be more than just a companion to the TV series. It’s a great place to watch full episodes, play games, explore and learn, but most importantly, it offers girls everywhere the opportunity to be a SciGirl.
Each SciGirls game is a unique, playful experience with science. Experiment with buoyancy while engineering an underwater robot, search for stickers and create collages with clues found in SciGirls episodes, observe animal features in a picture-taking scavenger hunt, and print out cards to build your very own dream team with friends. Encourage your daughter to practice collecting data and foster creative approaches to projects in each new session of Rule the Roost.
The website’s customizable profile pages show off what kind of SciGirl a girl is, based on playing Rule the Roost and completing Questies (real world projects). By playing, girls level up different skills connected to the different kinds of Questies she does. Is your daughter a “Tech Whiz”? How about a “Designer”? Or maybe she is also a “Health Guru”? Her profile is a way to show off her skills and accomplishments and share pictures of her Questies with other SciGirls like her.
Find a Science Club
One of the best ways to engage kids in science is to get them involved with science programs. 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 start – 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 program near you!
Be a Citizen Scientist
When everyday people observe the world around them to help scientists, they become citizen scientists. Collecting and contributing data is simple, and there are a variety of different projects. The SciGirls have listened to frog calls, observed clouds, and even looked for butterfly eggs – all in the name of citizen science! Help your daughter learn about citizen science from the show and games, then venture out to become citizen scientists together! Search for a citizen science project.