SciGirls, an award winning PBS KIDS series, website and national outreach initiative, is changing how millions of tween girls think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, animated characters Izzie and her best friend Jake find themselves in jams only science can fix. To set things right, Izzie calls on bright, curious real-life SciGirls, who put STEM to work and save the day. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website – pbskids.org/scigirls – a totally safe, social networking environment where girls can play games, connect, create personal profiles and avatars, share projects and watch every episode.
Watch SciGirls on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/scigirlstv/videos
Professional Development for educators
At every SciGirls training, Educators, afterschool program staff, activity leaders are provided with:
- A Certified SciGirls Trainer, and PBS educator Hollie Lovely
- The latest research on women in STEM careers, and why gender equitable teaching strategies are so important
- Hands-on-minds-on activities with interactive demonstration of the scientific inquiry method
- SciGirls activity guides, materials, posters, resources
- Connection with Sandia National Labs scientists and other local role models
Funding generously provided by Sandia National Labs
Photos from SciGirls Training at New Mexico PBS on May 7, 2016:
SciGirls is produced for PBS by tpt National Productions and is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Additional support by L’Oreal USA’s For Girls in Science program, Northrup Grumman Foundation, and PPG Industries Foundation.
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