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Season 2

Episode 201: Aquabots

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.

Episode 202: Mother Nature’s Shoes

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.

Episode 203: Habitat Havoc

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.

Episode 204: The Awesome App Race

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.

Episode 205: Multitasking Mania

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.

Episode 206: Insulation Station

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.

Episode 207: Workin’ It Out

Jekima and friends break a sweat in steamy South Carolina—hiking, playing soccer, dancing and doing yoga—all to find out, “what’s the best exercise for me?”

Learning Goals: In this episode kids learn that physical activity is important for everyone to do to stay healthy. Also use technology to create a scientific investigation to compare four different types of activities for difficulty and likeability.

Episode 208: Bee Haven

What’s the buzz in urban gardens? The SciGirls use math, mapping and data visualization to help a colony of bees thrive in a downtown Phoenix neighborhood.

Learning Goals: Learn the basics of setting up a happy healthy honey bee hive in the city. This episode also teaches kids about mathematical survey techniques that can be used to quantify the number and diversity of plants in a neighborhood.

Episode 209: Pedal Power

Best friends Angela, Olivia, Margaret and Rebecca don welding masks and rev up power tools to engineer an ice cream-maker that’s powered by their bikes.

Learning Goals: This episode spotlights the engineering design process, starting with brainstorming and planning, and going all the way to sharing. Also learn how a two-wheeled bicycle works and how you can create a new product using existing products as inspiration.

Episode 210: Super Sleuths

At a forensics summer camp, super sleuths Emi and friends team up with real forensic scientists to solve the mysterious theft of the priceless ‘Queen of the Forest’ ceremonial mask.

Learning Goals: This episode takes a kid-friendly look at how forensic scientists and crime scene investigators solve a crime. Learn how to use your observation skills to collect and examine evidence in a laboratory with microscopes.

Produced by: Funding is provided by:
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