The goal of SciGirls is to change how girls think about science, technology, engineering and math. SciGirls ia a new weekly science show premiering on PBS and online.
SciGirls, which is funded by the National Science Foundation with additional support from ExxonMobil, integrates TV and the Web like never before. Each TV episode begins on the site’s homepage, where Izzie goes when she finds herself in jams that only science can fix. She surfs to the site, jumps into a video of real-life SciGirls, and follows their story, learning and exploring every step of the way. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website, a totally safe social network where girls can create personal pages, design their own avatars, upload cool projects, and make friends. It’s all about tweens and screens in today’s multi-tasking world – the TV, the laptop, the phone and the iPod, and SciGirls is on them all!
You can checkout their awesome website by clicking here! There are a ton of science-based projects! Girls are encouraged to upload info about their own at-home projects and experiments too.
There is also a weather widget that lets girls see the current weather and forecast according to their specific zip code; a “Moonscapes” feature that tells them which phase the moon is in based on a feed from NASA (one of several major science-related government orgs that help inform the website on a regular basis).
The site includes a totally safe social networking component, where girls can “friend” other girls with similar interests, as well as a feature in which girls can create their own avatar. A lot of fun stuff for your girl!
Let me know what your daughter’s think of this new site!
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