“One persons junk is another person’s potential engineering solution!”
I adore 11-year-old scientist Anne on Amazon’s TV series Annedroids.
Where most people see junk, Anne sees possibility. When faced with a problem, no amount of failure ever dampens her spirit. That’s why her character was recently named one of TV’s Best Role Models of 2014 by Common Sense media. And that’s only part of why it’s a show I genuinely enjoy watching with my five-year-old.
Available on Amazon Prime Instant Video, Annedroids. is a live-action adventure series about a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the amazing scientific discoveries they make. The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) can inspire children to do great things.
Anne uses things found in her junkyard to create new inventions, so we celebrated National Recycling Week by making our own creation out of trash found around our house. We’d love to make a real-life android, but unfortunately, our “Steve Jo” doesn’t have quite the capabilities as the TV robots.
On the “Reduce, Reuse, Robocycle” episode, Anne and the androids help Nick build a lawn-mowing robot to help him with his chores. Our robot’s capabilities include scaring the dog, antagonizing the baby, and displaying our love of both dairy and non-dairy products.
Fortunately we live in a city full of upcycling inspiration, living just a couple blocks from Philadelphia Magic Gardens, a massive, winding mosaic made up partly from junk!
Tune in to Annedroids for your own inspiration and a show that will definitely make the most of screen time.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.