YouTube Series Promotes Girls Being Makers

Simone Giertz is a 25-year-old star on YouTube.  This Swedish woman has already established herself as an inventor, maker and roboticist. The “Toy Hackers” series is aimed at young girls with the goal of teaching them how to make their own toys from common materials. The first episode is shown above. The episode tells a story with a link to Giertz DIY video.

There are 17 episodes planned in the series which will each last no longer than 7 minutes. The series began September 7, 2016, with a new episode to appear each Giertz partnered with the GoldieBlox toy company for the series. The company has a history of promoting STEM to girls.

This is a series that I plan to introduce one of my grand daughters to.

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