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Annedroids: A New Science Program for Kids

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Are you looking for an entertaining program for your kids to get them excited about science and engineering with role models their own age? Sinking Ship Entertainment, the Emmy nominated, award-winning production company that specializes in TV and transmedia projects for kids, (having worked with Nick Jr. and now one of the first partners of Amazon Studios with the upcoming series), brings us Annedroids!

Annedroids is the story of genius scientist Anne (Addison Holley), her friends Nick (Jadiel Dowlin) and Shania (Adrianna Di Liello), and her android creations Hand, Eyes and Pal (Millie Davis) as they embark on the biggest experiment of them all: growing up.

Annedroids features photo-real CGI android characters in a gritty live action world. It’s a series that celebrates science, technology, engineering and math and does it all through the lens of an 11-year old girl. There’s nothing Anne likes more than getting her hands dirty to make things, breaking things apart to see how they work, and mixing things together to see that happens. Anne takes the stereotype of a typical tween girl and busts it right open.

Anne likes to push the boundaries of what’s scientifically possible. This is a girl who’s built three androids on her own – PAL who is fascinated by everything and loves asking questions; EYES, who’s ability to see things from all angles can get him into trouble and; HAND who’s strong and dependable but a little bit clumsy. Anne’s experiments always lead to unforeseen complications, hijinks and misadventures. And that’s where Anne’s assistants Nick and Shania come in – Nick and Shania have an uncanny way of figuring out the real life solutions to Anne’s scientific problems. Needless to say, when Anne, Nick, Shania and the androids work together, the results are far from predictable.

Annedroids defies boundaries, breaks down barriers and starts conversations but, even beyond all that, it’s an exciting, entertaining, enlightening and educational series, the whole family will enjoy.

It is available NOW at Amazon.com. It’s free for Prime subscribers!

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Joanne Manaster About the Author: Joanne Manaster is a university level cell and molecular biology lecturer with an insatiable passion for science outreach to all ages. Enjoy her quirky videos at www.joannelovesscience.com, on twitter @sciencegoddess and on her Facebook page at JoanneLovesScience Follow on Twitter @sciencegoddess.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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