Squishy Circuits, Toy Engineering and More! - SXSWedu 2013 by SXSW EDU published on 2013-03-07T14:37:23Z From using dough to teach basic circuitry principles to creating the bounciest ball using everyday materials, educators will experience SciGirls activities used to teach basic science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. Emmy-award winning SciGirls is a PBS Kids television series featuring middle school girls engaged in authentic, inquiry-based science and engineering projects around the country. The SciGirls television series, website, online community and hands-on activities emphasize current research on proven strategies to increase girls’ engagement in STEM and can be used to engage all types of learners. After the workshop, educators will be able to apply the SciGirls strategies and modify their own activities in ways to engage all learners. Each educator will leave with free resources aligned to the National Science Education Standards and the Standards for Technological Literacy that contain activities using a creative twist on teaching STEM.