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SciGirls
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SciGirls Logo
GenreEducational entertainment
Reality television
Created byTwin Cities PBS
Written byKerri Grant
StarringLara Jill Miller
Greg Cipes
Voices ofLara Jill Miller
Greg Cipes
Theme music composerEggplant: Steve D'Angelo, Terry Tompkins, Jeff Morrow
Country of originUnited States
Original languagesEnglish and Spanish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes39 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producerRita K. Karl
ProducersAngie Prindle
Marie Domingo
AnimatorsCurious Media
Soup2Nuts
Running time28 minutes
Production companiesTPT Productions
Soup2Nuts
DistributorPBS
Release
Original networkPBS Kids Go! (2010–2013)
PBS Kids (2013–present)
Original releaseFebruary 11, 2010 (2010-02-11) –
present

SciGirls is an American live-action/animated children's television series that premiered on February 11, 2010 on PBS Kids. It has a mix of live-action and animated segments. It is produced by Twin Cities PBS and builds on the "real kids doing real science" approach of DragonflyTV.

It is an educational outreach program for elementary school children based on proven best practices for: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for girls. It was launched in February 2010 and produced by Twin Cities Public Television, the episodes are broadcast on most PBS stations and the project's website, SciGirls,[1] is designed to encourage girls to pursue STEM careers, in response to the low numbers of women in many scientific careers.[2][3]

Overview

Each episode depicts the STEM-themed activities of a group of middle-school girls including engineering a mini-wind farm, creating a turtle habitat, designing an electronic dress, and more. Additionally, women scientists and engineers mentor the girls, demonstrating that interest in STEM subjects can lead to a rewarding lifelong pursuit. The series is unified by two animated characters, Izzie and Jake, who emphasize how science and technology can help solve problems in everyday life. These characters also appear on the series website, integrated into the TV episodes.

Episodes

Main article: List of SciGirls episodes

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 12 February 11, 2010[4] April 29, 2010
2 10 October 11, 2012 December 13, 2012
3 6 April 16, 2015 May 21, 2015
4 6 February 1, 2018 March 8, 2018
5 5 December 12, 2019 January 9, 2020


Characters

Alongside Izzie and Jake, each episode features a group of real girls (not actors) working alongside a woman STEM professional.

References

  1. ^ "PBS SciGirls—Science Fun for Tween Girls". SciGirls.
  2. ^ Parents, PBS KIDS for (May 18, 2021). "About SciGirls | PBS KIDS Shows". PBS KIDS for Parents.
  3. ^ "TPT National Productions Wins Daytime Emmy For PBS Series "SciGirls"" (PDF). tpt.org. June 20, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "SciGirls - Meet the Characters". pbs.org. Archived from the original on March 2, 2010.