SciGirls in Space is produced by Twin Cities PBS and supported by the ISS National Lab. SciGirls is an Emmy award-winning television series and outreach program that draws on cutting-edge research about what engages girls in Grades 3-8 in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning and careers. It is the most widely accessed girls’ STEM program available nationally, having reached more than 14 million girls, educators, and families to date.
SciGirls’ goal is to change how millions of girls think about STEM. Its television show, interactive website, and SciGirls CONNECT educational outreach program work together to address a singular but powerful goal: to inspire, enable, and maximize STEM learning and participation for all girls, with an eye toward future STEM careers.
The SciGirls in Space program features SciGirls NASA-themed episodes and four new role model Space Station Explorers videos of girls who have flown science experiments to the ISS National Lab. It also includes standards-aligned, hands-on educational activities to engage girls at science museums and other learning environments beyond the classroom.
SciGirls in Space also provides online professional development training around gender-equitable instruction and use of programmatic resources to five educational organizations. The free training empowers educators to guide girls in doing hands-on activities and learning about role models including female astronauts.
Watch the four SciGirls videos featuring Space Station Explorers video below or on the SciGirls YouTube channel. Don’t forget to check out the related educational outreach resources at SciGirls CONNECT.