Join Dr. Amy Mainzer, Craig Bartlett, creator of Ready Jet Go, Coralie Seright of Love Bugs and Postcards and I on Monday from 2-3 PM EST for a fun twitter party to talk about PBS Kids’ new series Ready Jet Go!
Ready Jet Go is a new PBS Kids Series that follows three kids: Sean, who is all about the science facts; Sydney who has a passion for science fiction; and their 4 year old neighbor, Mindy, who has so many questions about space. They meet the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family happens to be aliens from the planet Borton 7. He takes them on explorations in the solar system, learning about friendship and teamwork along the way.
This show is going to build on children’s curiosity about science, technology and astronomy. It will feature fun stories that help kids learn Earth science – such as gravity, sound waves and force and demonstrates technology such as telescopes, the Mars rovers, and robots. In the show, the characters often use the scientific method to answer questions.
Here’s Craig Bartlett and Jim Lang singing “The Solar System” and “Scientific Method” from the series – I am a PBS Kids VIP Parent Ambassador and we sat down with them at the PBS Annual Meeting in Austin in May.
Besides the series airing on PBS Kids stations, it will also offer interactive content online and on mobile. There will be games, hands-on activities, and parent resources, as well as on mobile apps.
There will be live-action segments with NASA/CalTech’s Dr. Amy Mainzer, who serves as their Jet Propulsion Laboratory astronomer and and is also the science curriculum consultant for Ready Jet Go!
Follow along on Twitter:
Join us, Dr.
@AmyMainzer, creator Craig Bartlett (tweeting from @ReadyJetGoPBS), @themamamaven, & @CoralieSeright! Tweetchat is probably the easiest way to follow along. Just sign into tweetchat.com and authorize them to use your twitter account and put the hashtag in #jetPBS
Check out Ready Jet Go’s mini site
I have been a PBS Kids VIP Parent Ambassador since 2012. I am not compensated for my posts, but I do get perks. I am very proud to work with them and as always, all opinions are my own.