Welcome to SciGirls, the ultimate destination for girls who love science! SciGirls is an upcoming PBS TV show, a website, and a resource provider for educators, club leaders and mentors who are working with girls doing science.

Are you a girl, age 11-14, who thinks science is fun and interesting? Or do you know a girl who fits this description? Then we want to hear from you! SciGirls is starting production on a brand new TV show and website and we're looking for girls to feature. Tell us who should be a SciGirls star!

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Zombie Cockroaches!

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gever Tulley's Bay Area Tinkering School

The Tinkering School, a sleepover summer camp, offers an exploratory curriculum designed to help kids – ages 8 to 17 – learn how to build things.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Summer Stock | SciGirls in Albuquerque

Itzel, Karina, Kayla, Esmeralda, Karla, Gabriela, Paulina, Diana, Daisy, Jasmine, Jesenia and Alondra are part of Niñas explorando la ciencia, Explora's latest after school science club exclusively for Latina girls. Every week they get to design experiments and explore a variety of topics... from microgravity to forensics to sound and robotics!

These SciGirls also get to meet Latina scientist mentors. Their first guest speaker, Eliana, is a Seismic Scientist originally from Columbia working at New Mexico Tech. She was so enthusiastic about her visit to the SciGirls club, she even designed a book to share with the Niñas!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SciGirl Extraordinaire | Alexis McAdams

This summer, Alexis McAdams entered the Digital Open contest (DigitalOpen.org), which encouraged youth ages 17 and younger to submit projects demonstrating the transformative power of open technology. All projects submitted--including text, photos, and videos--were created from free and open software licenses.

Alexis' project was the "Dioractive," which raises awareness of global issues through the creation of physical dioramas that can be shared, reproduced, and remixed. Alexis said: "I was inspired to create this because I want people to reach out into their community and make a difference! If someone can pass by my diorama and continue to think about that issue for the rest of their day and decide to take action, then my job is done."

Watch Alexis explain the "Dioractive" on youtube!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Summer Stock | SciGirls in Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry, in collaboration with the SciGirls en Español program, launched an outreach initiative called “Brilla La Ciencia” this summer. A group of Latina teenagers from the Museum’s Science Minors teen volunteer program led science workshops for youth participants at five community organizations.

The teenage SciGirls (Antonia, Amelia, Beth, Noemi, and Tere), accompanied and supervised by a college intern, traveled all around the city of Chicago visiting organizations and schools in predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods. The students were excited to learn that the teenagers came from similar communities and that they spoke Spanish. They were not afraid to ask lots of questions about high school, working at the museum, and life as a teenager. As for the SciGirls, they really enjoyed being role models and teachers!

SciGirls Behind the Scenes | Starry Nights

Road trip anyone? When two SciGirls from Massachusetts couldn't find a starry sky in their neighborhood, they decided to find out why! They sought out Gurtina, an astronomy student at Harvard, to learn about light pollution. Gurtina guided the girls as they went on a quest for starry skies and helped with a world wide star count. Their success truly shined at a roof top star party, where they shared their discoveries with friends.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Horse, of Course!

When SciGirls started production on its first season, we knew we needed a good horse story because so many girls are horse crazy. Here's another great horse tale, this one from Compton, California.

Monday, October 5, 2009

American biologists win 2009 Nobel Prize for Medicine

Three cheers for biologists Carol Greider (shown on left), Elizabeth Blackburn (shown on right), and Jack Szostak, who share this year's Nobel prize for medicine. The trio was awarded "for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase."

Hats off to the three scientists--but especially the SciGirls in the group! See more images.

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