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Hands-On Science


In SciGirls, real middle school girls ask big science questions. Then they journey to find the answers. Along the way, they meet professional scientists and learn about how these people do their work.

The show’s new season airs this winter on PBS (check local listings). It focuses on computer science. In the first episode, Claire Opal-Levine, 13 (pictured, center), and two other girls learn about marine biology and coding. “We met researchers and learned how they collect data,” Claire told TIME for Kids.

In future episodes, SciGirls will explore how computer science can be applied to everything from the arts to board games. “Anyone can do science,” Claire says. “It doesn’t matter who you are.”