|Created by||Twin Cities PBS|
|Written by||Kerri Grant|
|Starring||Lara Jill Miller|
|Voices of||Lara Jill Miller|
|Theme music composer||Eggplant: Steve D'Angelo, Terry Tompkins, Jeff Morrow|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original languages||English and Spanish|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||39 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Rita K. Karl|
|Running time||28 minutes|
|Production companies||TPT Productions|
|Original network||PBS Kids Go! (2010–2013)|
PBS Kids (2013–present)
|Original release||February 11, 2010 –|
January 9, 2020
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, is designed to encourage girls to pursue STEM careers, in response to the low numbers of women in many scientific careers.
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.
Main article: List of SciGirls episodes
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale|
|1||12||February 11, 2010||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|
Alongside Izzie and Jake, each episode features a group of real girls (not actors) working alongside a woman STEM professional.
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