Would you buy a STEM Doll?

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Image Source: MGA Entertainment – Permission grated to use Image on  8-11-2015

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics make up the acronym STEM. The integration of STEM has gained momentum in education in the United States. This is partly because of the increased emphasis on it by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and federal funding of legislation for STEM.

Recently the toy company MGA Entertainment launched a line of four dolls, each of which focuses on an aspect of STEM. Each doll comes with a working experiment kit, so kids can play and feel inspired to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The line of dolls called Project Mc² comes with a matching experiment kit, to create working volcanoes, lava lights, glow stick necklaces or blueprint skateboards.  Customers can build and rebuild all of these projects using household ingredients.


Why dolls?

In response to a growing demand to get girls interested in STEM, MGA Entertainment released dolls that could act as smart, empowered role models.

In addition to incorporating STEM, MGA Entertainment didn’t want every doll to look exactly the same.

“We wanted the characters to reflect what a real life group of friends would look like,” Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment said. “Each character is engineered to stand at a different height, has a unique face sculpt and represents a different cultural background.”

In addition to the release of the dolls, a Netflix Original series also titled Project Mc² will premiere on August 7, 2015. The show focuses on four girls inspired by the dolls who are recruited to join a top-secret spy organization.

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Netflix Says “…all Aboard the Magic Schoolbus!”

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Step inside — it’s a wilder ride!
Come on — ride on THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS!”

It quite possibly could be one of the most recognized theme songs from the 90s generation & it’s making a comeback in a big way!

Netflix and Scholastic Media announced today they will launch a new original TV series based on the groundbreaking and iconic TV show The Magic School Bus. The all-new CG animated series from Scholastic Media – The Magic School Bus 360 degrees  will be a dynamic reimagining of the show that revolutionized kids’ television starting in the 1990s.

Scholastic Media’s Emmy Award-winning creative team, led by Executive Producer Deborah Forte, will produce the new series written for school-aged children. The 26 episodes will launch on Netflix starting in 2016.

The new iteration of the enduring franchise features a modernized Ms. Frizzle and her class along with an inventive high-tech bus that invites children on high-flying hijinks that introduce the incredible world of science. Each new episode promises thrilling discoveries, heart-pounding explorations and relatable humor, while encouraging kids to think critically and creatively to answer questions and solve problems. The series also features the latest tech innovations such as robotics, wearables and camera technology to captivate children’s imaginations and motivate their interest in the sciences. The all-new episodes also leverage advancements in animation, science and technology in a way that will delight a new generation of young viewers, and like its predecessor, will help kids around the world discover the magic and value of exploration and innovation.  

Uniquely aligned with the global emphasis on STEM education, the new Magic School Bus 360 degrees showcases all fields of science, while embracing technology as a creative tool that supports learning and impacts daily life. The series provides an exceptional opportunity for kids to watch, learn and explore science, inspiring them to become active participants in the scientific process through the show’s extraordinary adventures and fantastic discoveries.

 In August 2013, The Magic School Bus (seasons 1-4; all 52 episodes) became available exclusively for SVOD to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, and Latin America. In 2011,The Magic School Bus celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

For more information on The Magic School Bus, please visit www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus or Magic School Bus | Scholastic Media Room


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