At a forensics summer camp, super sleuths Emi and friends team up with real forensic scientists to solve the mysterious theft of the priceless 'Queen of the Forest' ceremonial mask.EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESThe program models the scientific inquiry process and presents key concepts in the nature of science. At a forensic summer camp, three girls use their observation skills as they learn to collect evidence at a staged crime scene from their mentor, a crime scene investigator. At the scene the girls... [see more] collect shoeprints, glitter, hair, and a torn note that they take to the laboratory. In the laboratory, with the help of a forensic scientist, the girls use microscopes, magnifying glasses, and thin layer chromatography to make detailed observations of the evidence. These observations lead them to draw conclusions that determine which suspects require additional questioning.
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.