Annedroids on Amazon Prime & National Recycling Week
Amazon Prime does it again. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago I was raving about one of our new favorite shows, Creative Galaxy? Now I am here to tell you about another show G and and are enjoying together, Annedroids!
If you were to ask anyone who knows me, I am a recycler. I have been passionate about recycling from a young age and will spread awareness whenever I get a chance. Now that I am a Mom, I am passing that information down to my children. I want them to understand how recycling works, and the importance of trying not to create tons and tons of trash for future generations. Trash takes so long to break down, store, and its just disgusting, so finding ways to take something old and make it new again is not only interesting but good for our planet Earth.
G is super creative and the show Annedroids helps get the creative thinking juices and imagination flowing. Anne, the main character considers herself a scientist. She finds things around her junkyard and creates things like Annedroids or robots. Her and her friends search for parts and pieces and conduct experiments in her “lab”.
There are tons of new science-y vocabulary in this show too like in episode one, they explain the word hypothesis in terms any four year old can easily understand. I love this. Remember the show Mr. Wizard? I loved watching that show when I was around the same age as G. Really got me excited about science and how things worked even before having Science classes in school.
To put this in to practice in our own home, I had G search for things that we were no longer using, like our recyclables to create something new in our own “lab”. Although we weren’t creating a robot, we created something nonetheless and G had a great time while she was learning.
We based our project on Season 1, Episode 8 where Anne and her friend Nick build a rainbow maker with a prism. We are all about Rainbows in this house and when the sunlight shines just right through our front door window, it creates amazing rainbows throughout the hallway.
- Just as Anne uses things found in her junkyard to create new inventions, help celebrate National Recycling Week by creating your own fun experiments and projects using recyclable treasures found around your home!
- Annedroids, Created by Emmy-nominated J.J. Johnson (Dino Dan) and Sinking Ship Entertainment, Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about “Anne,” a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up. The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) can inspire children to do great things.
- Anne and her friends’ adventures provide many opportunities to showcase the key processes of STEM, which are often not addressed well in children’s television programming. This includes processes involved with identifying problems and asking questions, making plans and creating prototypes, experimenting and testing, reflecting and revising. In particular, it is good to see that Anne and her friends learn as much from failure as success, and see the failures as opportunities to try new things. http://www.amazon.com/annedroids
- Anne, the main character of Annedroids, was recently named one of TV’s Best Role Models of 2014 by Common Sense media. When faced with a problem, she sees only possibilities– no amount of failure ever dampens her spirit. Where most people see junk, Anne sees possibility.
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