PBS KIDS Series Showcases Bright and Curious Girls
Putting Science and Engineering to Work
Putting Science and Engineering to Work
My girls are still too little to enjoy SciGirls from PBS Kids, but I will definitely be holding onto this and other SciGirls DVD releases to share with them when they get older, as they are great teaching tools, especially for homeschooling families. Instead of watching this recent DVD release with my girls, I enlisted the help of my 10 and 12 year old nieces to watch this show me.
I was surprised to hear that they were familiar with this show and that my niece's science teacher was sharing an episode as part of a recent science lesson. Shows like this really get young girls excited about science and technology and show that that girls can also be successful in careers like these that are usually dominated by men.
This DVD filled with 11 hours of STEM lessons that make up two seasons and on 4 DVDs. In addition, you'll find that this DVD collection contains both Spanish audio and subtitles, which my bilingual nieces loved. They loved watching each and every episode where they saw girls their age design and investigate, using science and engineering.
I found this to be a wonderful show and one that really is a must see for tweens/teen girls. My nieces were talking back to the television putting in their two cents about how a design would work or to help solve the different challenges the girls on the show were faced with.
Both my nieces and myself highly recommend this DVD for homeschooling families, tweens/teens and even for entire family's to sit and watch and get excited about the different STEM lessons presented. And, if you have Amazon Prime, you can find this PBS Kids series there, thus allowing your family to watch the episodes online or streaming through Roku, which I found my nieces do. :-)
More about this recent DVD release:
"PBS Distribution recently announced releasing Seasons 1 & 2 of PBS KIDS’ popular “SciGirls” series on DVD February 3, 2015. The Daytime Emmy-award winning series, produced by Twin Cities Public Television, aims to change the way millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM.
Meet bright, curious, real tween girls who put science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. In every episode, animated hosts Izzie and Jake face a new challenge. With the help of the “SciGirls’” website, Izzie finds a different team of middle school girls who work with scientist mentors to design their own investigations on a wide variety of topics, from the environment to technology, engineering to nutrition, and beyond.
In Seasons 1 & 2, the SciGirls study dolphins, engineer a giant mechanical puppet, unearth archaeological secrets, create high-tech fashions, and much more. “SciGirls” inspires kids to explore the world around them and discover that science, technology, engineering, and math are everywhere!
“SCIGIRLS SEASONS 1 & 2” arrived on DVD February 3, 2015. The DVD has a run time of approximately 660 minutes on 4 discs, and its SRP is $39.99. In addition to featuring the episodes below, this DVD also includes Spanish audio."
Season 1 Episodes:
· “Turtle Mania”
· “Puppet Power”
· “Dolphin Dive”
· “Digging Archaeology”
· “Horsing Around”
· “Blowin’ in the Wind”
· “High Tech Fashion”
· “Science Cooks!”
· “Underwater Eco-Adventure”
· “Robots to the Rescue!”
· “Going Green”
· “Star Power”
Season 2 Episodes:
· “Mother Nature’s Shoes”
· “Habitat Havoc”
· “The Awesome App Race”
· “Multitasking Mania”
· “Insulation Station”
· “Workin’ It Out”
· “Bee Haven”
· “Pedal Power”
· “Super Sleuths”
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer-and mobile-device-based browsers. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.
About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners.
PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns’s films, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution offers consumers high-quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming. PBS Distribution is also a leading source for factual content for international broadcast, cable and satellite services.
SCIGIRLS SEASONS 1 & 2
Street Date: February 3, 2015
Run Time: Approximately 660 on 4 Discs
Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.