Annedroids on Amazon Prime definitely inspires my daughters to get creative with recyclable items found around the house.
As we watched episodes 8 – 13, I noticed how in line they are with science curriculum topics. I just helped my daughter study prisms and light, energy and electromagnets. The last episode of Amazon Studios Anedroids , Episode 13, Eyes on the Skies, involves a search for a meteorite.
We talked about where meteorites come from and my youngest was inspired to create a spaceship to search for more meteorites. We gathered treasures found around our home to begin our project.
My four year old took out her markers and began to make designs on her spaceship.
With help from her sisters, a Recycled Spaceship was created and we were out for liftoff in the backyard.
As you can see, much attention was paid to the details of the spaceship.
To create our spaceship, we used:
- egg cartons
- Duck Tape
- plastic water bottles
- paper towel rolls
- recycled paintings and artwork from school
- large cardboard box
Before long, she was ready to go in search of meteorites just like Nick and Anne.
As a mom, I love how much they enjoy Annedroids. 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.
As an educator, I love how they incorporate the vocabulary learned in the show. Annedroids is available on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
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.
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.
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!
What would you like to make for National Recycling Week?
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