SciGirls Videos: Get Girls Excited About STEM

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NEWThe new Season Two Collection of episodes is now available in both English and Spanish! We are also offering two new collections combining resources from both seasons: the Engineering and Tech Collection and the Science Inquiry Collection.

Award-winning DVDs and educational activities feature real girls and will energize your science, technology and engineering classes.

Use these short video clips and activities in your classrooms to get girls and boys excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

SciGirls is an Emmy award-winning PBS television series and educational initiative that draws on cutting-edge research about what engages girls in STEM learning and careers. SciGirls has reached over 14 million girls and families, making it the most widely accessed girls' STEM program available.

SciGirls features groups of real girls doing their own science investigations and engineering projects, such as building an underwater robot, investigating a crime science using forensics, studying dolphins, engineering a giant mechanical puppet, digging for archaeological secrets of extinct Native American cultures and creating high-tech fashions.

SciGirls provides educators with activities that teach science inquiry and engineering design. The in-class activities align with the Next Generation Science Standards for Grades 3 through 8, the Standards for Technological Literacy and the Common Core Mathematics Standards.

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Shorts Collection includes:

    • 2 DVDs (Each DVD features fourteen 8-minute segments) from DragonflyTV:

    • 2 classroom activity guides with hands-on projects to implement in the classroom:
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    • BONUS: Best Practices DVD for teachers
 
 

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Shorts en Español Collection

Shorts en Español Collection includes:

  • 1 DVD features fourteen 8-minute segments from DragonflyTV
  • An Activity Guide with hands-on projects to implement in the classroom: Download a sample activity in Spanish

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What STEM experts are saying about SciGirls:

"SciGirls provides great real-world examples of middle school students involved in the scientific process. And the examples of the scientists in action have tremendous appeal for young girls. SciGirls connects with kids: they're done in a relevant, authentic, exciting manner. Plus, they're easy to integrate into teachers' normal science units. You don't have to use the whole DVD. You can use one little segment at a time, and just slip it in to wherever it fits in a unit."

~Claudia M. Geocaris, Ed.D., STEM Consultant, Dupage County, Illinois

Season 2 Collection


Each DVD in the SciGirls Season 2 Collection includes 3 or 4 half-hour episodes (in both English and Spanish-dubbed versions). In addition each set includes an Activity Guide (available in either English or Spanish). Each episode is divided into short video segments with chapter stops for ease of use in an educational setting. Order individual DVDs, or save even more when you order the full Season 2 Collection. Plus, when you order the full collection, you'll receive the BONUS SciGirls Seven guide with more strategies for making science appealing for girls.

Season 2 SciGirls Explore:
The Science of Living Things


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Item #: EDTK105
Biology, also called life science, is an extensive topic that covers every living thing on this planet, from the tiniest cell to plants to human beings. The episodes and activities are designed to engage girls in life science topics directly linked to their everyday lives. The episodes are available on the DVD in both English and Spanish-dubbed versions.
Episodes:
  • Habitat Havoc | Hábitat en Caos
    SciGirls compare palms to native trees in Southern California. | Las SciGirls comparan palmeras con árboles nativos del sur de California.
  • Multitasking Mania | Manía de Multitareas
    SciGirls test if kids can multitask as well as they think they can. | Las SciGirls prueban si los chicos pueden hacer multitareas tan bien como ellos piensan.
  • Workin' It Out | Ejercicio Divertido
    SciGirls determine, "what's the best exercise for me?" | Las SciGirls determinan, "¿cuál es el mejor ejercicio para mi?"
  • Bee Haven | Paraíso de Abejas
    SciGirls use math and mapping to help a colony of bees. | Las SciGirls usan mapas y las matemáticas para ayudar a una colonia de abejas.

Season 2 SciGirls Investigate:
Physical Science Fun!


$79
Item #: EDTK106
The physical sciences are a fundamental part of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum. The episodes and activities emphasize key process skills necessary for success in all STEM fields. Girls practice observing, questioning, problem solving, planning an investigation, and analyzing results. The episodes are available on the DVD in both English and Spanish-dubbed versions.
Episodes:
  • Mother Nature's Shoes | Los Zapatos de la Madre Naturaleza
    SciGirls invent safer shoes for walking on ice. | Las SciGirls inventan zapatos más seguros para caminar sobre hielo.
  • Super Sleuths | Super Detectives
    SciGirls solve a mysterious theft at forensics camp. | Las SciGirls resuelven un robo misterioso en el campamento forense.
  • Insulation Station | Estación de Aislamiento
    SciGirls design solar and insulation solutions to warm an ice house. | Las SciGirls diseñan soluciones solares y aislantes para calentar una casa de hielo.

Season 2 SciGirls Invent:
Engineer Your World


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Item #: EDTK107
The process of designing and engineering requires creative thinking and problem solving. The episodes and activities have girls sharing their inventive solutions to a variety of challenges. The episodes are available on the DVD in both English and Spanish-dubbed versions.
Episodes:
  • Aquabots | Aquabots (en español)
    SciGirls build an underwater robot to investigate oyster reefs. | Las SciGirls construyen un robot acuático para investibar los arrecifes de ostiones.
  • The Awesome App Race | La Fabulosa Carrera de las Apps
    SciGirls program their own smartphone app about earthquakes. | Las SciGirls programan su propia app sobre terremotos para teléfono inteligente.
  • Pedal Power | El Poder del Pedal
    SciGirls engineer a bike powered ice-cream maker. | Las SciGirls diseñan una máquina para hacer helados accionada por una bicicleta.

Season 2 SciGirls en Español Activity Guides

Our three Season 2 Activity Guides are available in Spanish! These guides go with the SciGirls Season 2 DVDs which contain both English and Spanish-dubbed versions (on the same DVD).

  • Las SciGirls exploran: La Ciencia de los Seres Vivos
  • Las SciGirls investigan: ¡Diversión con la Ciencia Físic!
  • Las SciGirls inventan: Diséna tu mundo


 
SciGirls Season 2 Collection:
(Includes: 3 DVDs + Activity Guides +
Bonus SciGirls Seven guide)
$237 $199
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Season 1 Collection

Each DVD in the Season 1 Collection includes three half-hour episodes and matching Activity Guide. Each episode is divided into short video segments with chapter stops for ease of use in an educational setting. Order individual DVDs, or save even more when you order the full Season 1 Collection. Plus, when you order the full collection, you'll receive the BONUS SciGirls Seven guide with more strategies for making science appealing for girls.

 

SciGirls Season 1: Engineer It


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Item #: EDTK099

Engineering is a hot topic today in schools across the country. The episodes and activities are a great introduction to the design-build process.

Episodes:
  • Puppet Power
    SciGirls engineer a giant pig puppet for their community's annual May Day Parade, complete with blinking eyes, twirling tail and a surprising snout.
  • Blowin' in the Wind
    SciGirls discover the technology behind giant wind farms from an energy analyst and then design and build their own miniature wind farm.
  • BONUS: Turtle Mania
    SciGirls learn about turtles, investigate their habitat and design ways to increase the turtle population in their neighborhood wetland.
Includes 18-page Activity Guide using easy-to-find materials for designing fun, simple projects.

SciGirls Season 1: Get Tech


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Did you know that computer science and engineering are some of the STEM careers that still have far fewer women than men? These episodes and activities are designed to help reverse that trend.

Episodes:
  • High Tech Fashion
    SciGirls team up with fashion designer Diana Eng to create a high tech evening dress, using circuits of blinking LEDs and electroluminescent wire.
  • Robots to the Rescue!
    SciGirls investigate ways of programming a rescue robot with human-like traits so it can better communicate with rescue victims in a disaster.
  • Digging Archaeology
    SciGirls join an archaeological field camp to explore a Utah dig site and learn more about how the Fremont Indians lived over 1000 years ago.
Includes 14-page Activity Guide, featuring girl-friendly, hands-on projects that serve as entrees to tech. Activities use easy-to-find materials for making fun, simple projects.

SciGirls Season 1: Go Green


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Environmentalism is as popular as it is important. These episodes and activities introduce girls to science disciplines concerned with saving our planet.

Episodes:
  • Going Green
    SciGirls put a lid on school trash by inventing a new use for recycled yogurt cups.
  • Star Power
    SciGirls investigate how light pollution blocks their view of the stars and design a simple shade to reduce stray light in their neighborhood.
  • BONUS: Underwater Eco-Adventure
    SciGirls compare the biodiversity of two California rocky reefs to measure the impact of human activity on ocean ecosystems.
Includes 14-page Activity Guide, with fun, simple activities designed to give girls hands-on experience with environmentally focused projects.

SciGirls Season 1: Live Healthy


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With childhood obesity reaching alarming levels, healthy living is an essential topic for kids everywhere. These episodes and activities emphasize the importance of nutrition and the workings of the human body.

Episodes:
  • Science Cooks!
    SciGirls analyze the nutritional content of favorite family recipes and then experiment to create and taste-test healthier alternatives.
  • Horsing Around
    SciGirls help their friend select a horse to ride in a competition. They design experiments and then test three horses to pick a winner.
  • BONUS: Dolphin Dive
    SciGirls investigate self-awareness in a pair of bottlenose dolphins, working with a scientist at the Dolphins Plus Research Center in Florida.
Includes 14-page Activity Guide using easy-to-find materials for making fun, simple projects.
SciGirls Full Season 1 Collection
(Includes: 4 DVDs + Activity Guides +
Bonus SciGirls Seven guide)
$236 $199
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SciGirls Engineering and Tech Collection

Engineering and technology are hot topics in schools across the country. The process of designing and engineering requires creative thinking and problem-solving. This unique collection of nine SciGirls episodes and three activity books have girls sharing their inventive solutions to a variety of challenges and are a great introduction to the design-build process and to fun technology projects.
SciGirls Engineering and Tech Collection includes:
Episodes:
  • Aquabots | Aquabots (en español)
    SciGirls build an underwater robot to investigate oyster reefs. | Las SciGirls construyen un robot acuático para investibar los arrecifes de ostiones.
  • The Awesome App Race | La Fabulosa Carrera de las Apps
    SciGirls program their own smartphone app about earthquakes. | Las SciGirls programan su propia app sobre terremotos para teléfono inteligente.
  • Pedal Power | El Poder del Pedal
    SciGirls engineer a bike powered ice-cream maker. | Las SciGirls diseñan una máquina para hacer helados accionada por una bicicleta.
  • High Tech Fashion
    SciGirls team up with fashion designer Diana Eng to create a high tech evening dress, using circuits of blinking LEDs and electroluminescent wire.
  • Robots to the Rescue!
    SciGirls investigate ways of programming a rescue robot with human-like traits so it can better communicate with rescue victims in a disaster.
  • Digging Archaeology
    SciGirls join an archaeological field camp to explore a Utah dig site and learn more about how the Fremont Indians lived over 1000 years ago.
  • Puppet Power
    SciGirls engineer a giant pig puppet for their community's annual May Day Parade, complete with blinking eyes, twirling tail and a surprising snout.
  • Blowin' in the Wind
    SciGirls discover the technology behind giant wind farms from an energy analyst and then design and build their own miniature wind farm.
  • Bonus: Turtle Mania
    SciGirls learn about turtles, investigate their habitat and design ways to increase the turtle population in their neighborhood wetland.
The three Activity Guides feature girl-friendly, hands-on projects that serve as entrees to engineering and technology.
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SciGirls Science Inquiry Collection


Physical, environmental and life sciences are a fundamental part of the STEM curriculum. This collection of inquiry-based episodes and activities emphasize key process skills necessary for success in all STEM fields. Girls practice observing, questioning, problem solving, planning an investigation, and analyzing results. A selection of episodes and activities focus on the importance of nutrition and the workings of the human body.

SciGirls Science Inquiry Collection includes:
Episodes:
  • Habitat Havoc | Hábitat en Caos
    SciGirls compare palms to native trees in Southern California. | Las SciGirls comparan palmeras con árboles nativos del sur de California.
  • Multitasking Mania | Manía de Multitareas
    SciGirls test if kids can multitask as well as they think they can. | Las SciGirls prueban si los chicos pueden hacer multitareas tan bien como ellos piensan.
  • Workin' It Out | Ejercicio Divertido
    SciGirls determine, "what's the best exercise for me?" | Las SciGirls determinan, "¿cuál es el mejor ejercicio para mi?"
  • Bee Haven | Paraíso de Abejas
    SciGirls use math and mapping to help a colony of bees. | Las SciGirls usan mapas y las matemáticas para ayudar a una colonia de abejas.
  • Mother Nature's Shoes | Los Zapatos de la Madre Naturaleza
    SciGirls invent safer shoes for walking on ice. | Las SciGirls inventan zapatos más seguros para caminar sobre hielo.
  • Super Sleuths | Super Detectives
    SciGirls solve a mysterious theft at forensics camp. | Las SciGirls resuelven un robo misterioso en el campamento forense.
  • Insulation Station | Estación de Aislamiento
    SciGirls design solar and insulation solutions to warm an ice house. | Las SciGirls diseñan soluciones solares y aislantes para calentar una casa de hielo.
  • Going Green
    SciGirls put a lid on school trash by inventing a new use for recycled yogurt cups.
  • Star Power
    SciGirls compare the biodiversity of two California rocky reefs to measure the impact of human activity on ocean ecosystems.
  • Bonus: Underwater Eco-Adventure
    SciGirls investigate how light pollution blocks their view of the stars and design a simple shade to reduce stray light in their neighborhood.
  • Science Cooks!
    SciGirls help their friend select a horse to ride in a competition. They design experiments and then test three horses to pick a winner.
  • Horsing Around
    SciGirls investigate how light pollution blocks their view of the stars and design a simple shade to reduce stray light in their neighborhood.
  • Bonus: Dolphin Dive
    SciGirls investigate self-awareness in a pair of bottlenose dolphins, working with a scientist at the Dolphins Plus Research Center in Florida.
The four Activity Guides feature girl-friendly, hands-on inquiries that serve as entrees to the scientific inquiry process.
 

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SciGirls Shorts Collection

 

The SciGirls Shorts Collection features SciGirls investigations from the award-winning PBS series DragonflyTV. These segments feature real girls doing real science! This collection of videos and activity guides make science colorful and fun! Each DVD is a 2-hour volume featuring 14 segments and includes an activity guide.

Also included with each DVD are 9 scientist profiles featuring smart, energetic female scientists that showcase different science careers.

SciGirls Shorts: Volume 1


$99
Item #: EDTK089
This two-hour volume features 14 segments and an activity guide with over 70 pages of activities and 9 profiles of female scientists. See a sample activity guide.
 
Segments:
  • Water Slides
  • Forecasting
  • Lego Robots
  • Exercise & Memory
  • Extreme Sounds
  • Sand Dunes
  • Pet Handedness
  • Hovercraft
  • Colorblind Dogs
  • Malformed Frogs
  • Hockey
  • Milk Carton Derby
  • Lift Off
  • Kites

SciGirls Shorts: Volume 2


$99
Item #: EDTK090
This two-hour volume features 14 segments and an activity guide with over 70 pages of activities and 9 profiles of female scientists. See a sample activity guide.
 
 
Segments:
  • Bogs
  • Music & Sound
  • Luge
  • Earthquakes
  • Dinosaurs
  • California Fish
  • Doghouse Design
  • Animal Ears
  • Tug-of-War
  • Forensic Science
  • Rabbits
  • Microgravity
  • Double Dutch
  • Soccer Kicks

BONUS: Best Practices DVD for Educators

This best practices DVD is included FREE with your purchase of the complete SciGirls Short Collection, Volume 1 and Volume 2. Find out how the Girls in Mathematics and Science program in the Minneapolis School District used SciGirls to teach science inquiry to girls in their classroom! This 15 minute training video will show you how SciGirls can support open communication, create a harassment-free zone and connect to the real world.

SciGirls Shorts Collection:
Volumes 1 & 2
(Includes: 2 DVDs + Activity Guides +
BONUS Best Practices DVD for teachers)
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SciGirls Shorts en Español


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The 14 SciGirls en Español video segments make science fun for your Spanish-speaking students. In each video, girls see their peers using science to answer questions about the world around them. These videos model behavior, stimulate discussion, build confidence, and encourage girls to investigate their own science questions. Video segments are drawn from the SciGirls Shorts collection from DragonflyTV. Four scientist profiles are included featuring smart, energetic female scientists that showcase different science careers.

The bi-lingual SciGirls en Español Activity Guide can be used to complement the video segments. Each unit in the guide consists of a simple but engaging "icebreaker" activity, followed by step-by-step instructions for a more in-depth inquiry experience based on an investigation from one of the video segments.
 
 
 
 

BONUS: SciGirls Seven: How to Engage Girls in STEM

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This 18-page guide, included FREE with your purchase of either the full SciGirls Season 1 collection, the SciGirls Season 2 collection, the Engineering and Tech collection or the Scientific Inquiry collection. It outlines SciGirls' educational approach, rooted in research-based best practices for engaging girls in STEM. These strategies work with your male and female students, including students from diverse backgrounds.
Contents:
  • Program Overview
  • The Big Idea: What the Research Shows
  • The SciGirls Seven: Proven Strategies for Engaging Girls in STEM
  • Tips for Using the SciGirls Seven
  • Activity Makeover: Applying the SciGirls Seven
  • References and Readings
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