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Shows how science, technology, engineering, and math principles contribute to things we use and consume every day. Teaches young girls about importance of female mentorship.
Series underscores importance and value of STEM, and how it relates to range of fields and careers. The idea that women are participating in STEM careers and doing important work in the field is also highlighted.
Positive Role Models
Professionals featured are makers and shakers in the industry, and serve as mentors to a new generation of young women. The young women being mentored are from various racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Products & Purchases
Popular young YouTube celebs are featured. Logos for the products, technology, and initiatives featured in each episode, like Beyond Meat and Music Not Impossible, are shown. Apple products visible, but logo isn't shown. The series streams on the GoldieBlox YouTube channel, which features reviews of maker kits for purchase.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fast Forward Girls is a series that features aspiring young female makers being mentored by women in STEM-related fields. It features various young YouTube celebrities, like Little Froggy, Annie LeBlanc, Shameless Maya, and others, but the focus is on having them learn more about how STEM relates to their personal interests and future career goals. Some episodes feature music videos celebrating female leaders and activists, too. The series is available on the GoldieBlox YouTube channel, which features info about maker kits available for purchase.
Is It Any Good?
This upbeat educational series teaches viewers about STEM and women in STEM-related careers by showing how this work informs the fun stuff kids are already interested in. By featuring young female YouTube celebs, some of whom don't really have a background in STEM, the show feels more relatable to tween-age female fans. It focuses discussions on fun things like ice cream, music, slime, and popular culture. But the show also succeeds at showcasing successful women in these fields, and underscoring how important it is to reach out to them as mentors. Watching Fast Forward Girls offers a fun chance to learn more about STEM, and will hopefully inspire young female viewers to look at STEM-based education and careers as accessible and rewarding.
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