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Dragonfly TV

DRAGONFLYTV presents real-life science investigations in a style of television that captures the attention of today's MTV and video-game generation. Against a pop-music soundtrack, children tell about their investigations, communicating the infectious excitement that comes with making their own discoveries. DragonflyTV engages children, parents and teachers in accessible, hands-on science activities. The program is designed to appeal to children from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. By modeling and celebrating children's science capabilities, DragonflyTV has always shown that if kids can dream it, they can do it!

For children 9 to 12 years old.

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Series Goals

  • Foster a greater interest in science and the process of scientific inquiry among children aged 9 to 12, with special emphasis on racial minorities, girls, and underserved communities
  • Give children encouragement and the confidence to conduct their own scientific investigations
  • Provide formal and informal educators with videos that model authentic explorations of science that all children can do
  • Increase the appreciation of science among parents and other caregivers
  • Encourage children's literacy, through the synergy of a television show and a companion magazine
  • Advance current research in science television.

Helping Kids Prepare for School

The philosophy of DragonflyTV is rooted in a strong commitment to inquiry-based learning, which is at the heart of current reforms in science education, articulated in the National Science Education Standards. Our particular focus is to model scientific inquiry through real investigations conducted by real children, with a related objective of communicating basic science concepts appropriate for grades 4 through 6. DragonflyTV aggressively promotes diversity and the idea that all children are capable of understanding and doing science.

When to Watch

Find out when DRAGONFLYTV airs in your area, and also get episode descriptions and related activities!

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Attention Caregivers!

Get activities, video clips, lesson plans, and more from the Parents & Teachers section of DRAGONFLYTV!

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