Saturday, January 15, 2011

Design Squad Nation

Product to Review: Design Squad Nation
Product Information: Premiering January 26, 2011 on PBS KIDS.GO (check local listings). With over 10 episodes, co-hosts Judy Lee and Adam Vollmer travel across the country and around the world, working side by side with kids teaching them that if you can dream it, you can build it. Whether it is a red carpet worthy gown for Project Runway's Christian Siriano or a playground for kids in a rural village high in Nicaragua's northern mountains, Design Squad Nation shows that engineering isn't about hiding away in some's about being active in the world, taking risks, collaborating with interesting people and using science, math and technology to solve real problems. 
In Season 1 episode 101, Ronnie a 17 year old skateboarder from the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona...teams up with teams up with Judy and Adam to build a skateboarding street course. Engineered to be durable, modular and weather resistant, this is the skate park of Ronnie's dreams. 
Design Squad Nation is a 10 part series of shows that gets kids excited about engineering and is a high drama, lots of energy reality tv show. 
Design Squad Nation is a show where kids can learn engineering by using math, science and technology to solve real problems. 
I have a 9 year old grandson that absolutely loved watching this! You could see the wheels rolling in his mind of things he wanted to figure out how to do. He was extremely motivated and went to the site and was writing all kinds of things down. Wonder what he is going to make? Guess I will find out when he is ready. 

He is very excited about watching all the shows now! I love it because he is motivated again!

***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this review. I received the product(s) described above. This is a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.***

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