Many folks think that being an artist only entails the creative side of the brain. However, you would be surprised at how much math and science contributes to many of my projects. Math is a huge contributor to my quilt patterns. Especially when I need to calculate all quilt sizes for one pattern, amounts of fabric, and finished sizes.
Often, I need to understand what happens when certain products are combined. Science helps me when I want to create a new way to make a finished result, such as my homemade version of crackled paint.
Sometimes, my artsy science experiment doesn’t work out, for example my try at Skeleton Leaves, where I ended up with essence of leaf butts. At least the end result was humorous…
Anyway, I wanted to tell you about a new science-based action adventure series that is aimed at children ages 4-7, that not only entertains, but teaches at the same time. Annedroids is Amazon Studios’ third original kids series. It debuted on July 25th on Prime Instant Video. This series not only entertains kids, but teaches science at the same time!
It is nice to see that there are other things available to watch besides reality television…
Annedroids follows an 11-year old genius and kid-scientist named Anne, who loves nothing more than doing cool experiments. Among many other things, Anne has built her own amazing androids to help her out. Her Annedroids are thinking, feeling creations with curious, endearing personalities.
When Nick, the new kid on the block, discovers Anne’s secret junkyard laboratory, he and his friend Shania, befriend Anne and start helping her with her experiments. Together the three friends make amazing scientific discoveries while undertaking the biggest experiment of all: growing up.
What is fun about this show is that it teaches with entertainment. In the very first episode, we learn what a hypothesis is. When Anne’s hypothesis fails, she points out that the best part about the failure is that now she can come up with an even better hypothesis!
I certainly could have used that attitude when my house smelled up with leaf butts.
Annedroids, like all of Amazon’s children’s programs, is designed to develop creative thinking in children and has been tested to ensure they achieve this goal. It is definitely nice to see shows aimed at children that provide a learning experience rather than just silly entertainment. I know that science isn’t necessarily the easiest subject to master, and taken out of the classroom setting, it can become infinitely more interesting!
Annedroids is the third children’s series offered by Amazon Studios this summer including: a stop-motion animated series encouraging creative scientific discovery called Tumble Leaf and an interactive art adventure for preschoolers called Creative Galaxy.
Grab the kids and sit down for a bit of creative learning. Only don’t tell them it’s educational. Bet they love it!
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