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Mission Unstoppable

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Upbeat series showcases female STEM superstars.

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Positive Messages

It showcases some of the leading women in STEM, the work that they are doing, and why. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The STEM leaders featured on the show are diverse, strong, intelligent, empowered women who are committed to opening the field to women, and challenging gender stereotypes. 

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Sometimes experiments require flames, and occasionally animals, tools, or other things are deemed as potentially dangerous if used properly or understood. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mission Unstoppable is an upbeat educational series that profiles female leaders in STEM-related fields, ranging from designers and engineers, to zoologists, oceanographers, and paleontologists. Some episodes feature images of animals or specimens that appear a little creepy or scary, but are always discussed in a scientific context. 

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What's the story?

Executive Produced by Miranda Cosgrove and Geena Davis, MISSION UNSTOPPABLE is an educational series featuring women on the cutting edge of science and technology. Each episode, hosted by Cosgrove, showcases female movers and shakers in professional STEM-related fields, which range from marine biology and paleontology, to designers, astronauts, and engineers. The series also features DIY experiments that viewers can do at home, and underscores the importance of what they do, their achievements, and how their work contributes to the things we enjoy every day, including entertainment, social media, and even our relationships with animals. 

Is it any good?

This informative series uses quirky humor and tween-friendly explanations to introduce viewers to some of the top female leaders in all aspects professional STEM fields. The on-camera interactions with each these women introduces viewers to the kind of work they do, what they’ve achieved in their careers so far, and how their work contributes to the world around us. But Mission Unstoppable also serves its viewers by challenging gender stereotypes that exist about women working in STEM-related fields, and giving young girls a chance to see strong, positive, women they can look up to as they pursue careers in fields in which men outnumber women. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different kinds of STEM-related careers that people of all genders can pursue. Which ones seem interesting to you? Why?

  • Why is the title of the show Mission Unstoppable? What messages does it send about the women’s place in STEM fields? 

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