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Pre-teens, in all their "giggly glory," promote science on PBS show

A few months ago, I wrote about a new science program for the tween girl set. The PBS show, SciGirls, has premiered since then – and the New York Times ran a review this weekend. Though writer Neil Genzlinger took issue with the “irksome” animated figures that pop up throughout the show, he otherwise had positive things to say:

“SciGirls,” hoping to right the vexing science-and-technology imbalance that has left women chronically underrepresented in those fields, shows tweener girls engaged in projects that make physics, math, biology and other subjects seem fun.

And it succeeds admirably, primarily because it uses real kids in all their awkward, giggly glory, not the Stepford-like youths seen in Disney shows…

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