Promoting Public Understanding of Science and Engineering, the National Science Foundation supports a wide variety of educational and informational projects for the general public.
· When Things Get Small -- This program teaches viewers about nanoscience -- technology at one-millionth of a millimeter -- through an entertaining mix of science and humor.
· DragonflyTV -- A PBS science series produced by Twin Cities Public Television that promotes authentic science inquiry by presenting "real kids doing real science."
· "Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman" -- features real kids, real challenges, real science and an unreal animated host -- a dog named Ruff Ruffman.
· Cyberchase -- A mystery-adventure cartoon produced by Thirteen/WNET, this show is a vehicle for teaching mathematics and problem-solving, with action centering around three kids and their avian sidekick Digit.
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· NOVA scienceNOW "NOVA scienceNOW" reports from the frontiers of science and technology. Each magazine-style episode consists of several segments covering a variety of cutting-edge science topics. The next episode of "NOVA scienceNow" airs on Oct. 3, 2006.
· Peep and the Big Wide World An animated series that gives wings to the innovative idea of teaching science to preschoolers is the newest addition to TLC's and Discovery Kids' commercial-free and sponsor-free programming block, "Ready Set Learn!"
· Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination This exhibit takes fantasy technologies in the Star Wars movies as engineering design challenges and allows visitors to examine their potential for someday becoming real.
· Strange Matter This exhibit invites us to explore the fascinating world of stuff and uncover the surprising science behind the materials we use every day.
· The Molecularium Climb aboard the Molecularium for an animated, virtual tour of solids, liquids and gases—from the inside.
· Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France This giant screen film brings together the excitement of world-class sport and the frontiers of science.
· ZOOM This Emmy Award-winning television show produced by WGBH Boston engages kids in science and engineering. The show is hosted by seven kids who explore ideas submitted by viewers.
· Hands-On Optics – Making an Impact with Light "Hands-On Optics" (HOO) is a unique informal science program that pairs optics professionals with science teachers to introduce underserved middle school students to the exciting world of optics.