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SciGirls

Blowin' in the Wind

Izzie's off the grid with Hannah and her friends, who design and build their own working miniature wind farm.EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The program models the both scientific inquiry and engineering, while also presenting key concepts in physical science related to energy and electricity. Four girls explore wind energy, conducting experiments to find out how the size, shape, and position of wind turbine blades affect the amount of electricity they produce. They also visit real wind farms, where a mentor...
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Tuesday, October 3 at 10:30 am on 12.1


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This series, targeting 'tween girls, showcases bright, curious real girls putting science and engineering to work, as they answer real-life questions and make unexpected discoveries in the world around them. Each episode follows a different group of middle school girls, whose passion to find answers to their questions and eagerness to understand their world provides a model of inquiry-based science, appealing to 'tweens, parents and educators alike. While we meet new girls in each episode, the series is unified by a pair of recurring animated characters -- Izzie and her best friend Jake. Together, they embark on their own adventures and call on the SciGirls for help. At the beginning of each episode, television viewers follow Izzie onto the website as she picks a group of SciGirls whose project she thinks can help her. She launches the video and follows the SciGirls' live-action story, learning as she goes. Viewers are invited to visit the website themselves to create their own personal pages and upload their projects, making the SciGirls website a destination for any girl who is interested in science.