Science

SciGirls

SciGirls, a new PBS KIDS weekly series and website, is out to change how millions of tween girls think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, animated characters Izzie and her best friend Jake find themselves in jams only science can fix. To set things right, Izzie calls on smart, curious real- life SciGirls, who put STEM to work and save the day.

You At The Zoo

Are gorillas more likely to be right handed than left handed? Can ants really be farmers? Go on a trip with Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, to find out! In You at the Zoo, Thane and the You at the Zoo Team lead students on explorations to find out how fast cheetahs run, what it takes to be a bird, and just what happens when you tickle a sensitive plant.

She's Got It! Women Inventors & Their Inspiration

Curious about women inventors? Designed for use in the classroom or at home, this video features women and girls who share a common creative spirit and have won invention prizes and awards. Many have appeared in the Lemelson Center's "Innovative Lives" series for middle school students.

Physics on the Edge

This program is targeted towards middle and highschool-age viewers and K-12 physical science teachers. Using live action, “extreme” demonstrations, and the series intends to showcase the excitement and fun of science, demonstrate real-world applications of physical principles and engage viewers in the concepts and processes of science.

Make

Make: is the DIY series for a new generation! It celebrates “Makers” - the inventors, artists, geeks and just plain everyday folks who mix new and old technology to create new-fangled marvels. The series encourages everyone to invent, revent, recycle, upcycle, and act up. Based on the popular Make magazine, each half-hour episode inspires millions to think, create, and, well, make.

Domains of Life

The Domains of Life updates the five kingdoms classification scheme with the latest understanding of  life’s organization based on DNA, fossil, and biochemical evidence. Concise animations and superb microscope footage of primitive cells show events that shaped life as we know it today. This program addresses the National Science Standards regarding early evolution and the classification of life.

Case of the Missing Human Potential

While women make up 46% of the work force, women hold only 8% of engineering jobs, and only 9% of our country’s physicists are women. Sound surprising? This program uses research and examples to appeal to
parents, caregivers, and the community regarding what they can and need to do to get their girls involved in science and math.

Biology Classics

Understanding the amazing phenomena of life requires an intimate acquaintance with living things. This program introduces students to four organisms, Paramecium, Hydra, Planaria, and Daphnia we call the Biology Classics, “classics” because not only they are featured in science textbooks, but also because studying them broadens our concept of what it means to be alive. Detailed PDF study guides that can be printed for student use are available at the Web site listed; also included is a teacher’s section with suggestions and tips on using the program in an active learning mode.

Zoo, Zoo, Zoo

This series of programs was taped on location at the Cincinnati Zoo and is based on their primary education curriculum focusing on animal characteristics. For schools who cannot get to the Zoo, the series furnishes a four hour personally guided tour; for those who can, it is excellent preparation for a field trip.

Weather or Not

Imagine students having the potential to track a dangerous storm across the state of Ohio. This is just one of the possibilities for classrooms using WEATHER OR NOT, a multimedia project geared toward students in grades 6-8 that allows users to examine local weather conditions and phenomena.

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