When I was down in Austin with PBS Kids for the PBS Annual Meeting, we learned about Ready Jet Go, coming from one of the creators/executive producer Craig Bartlett (he also did Dinosaur Train).
Since my daughter and now my little one are in love with Dinosaur Train, I was pretty excited. Craig Bartlett told us all about the show and I know my kids are going to love this.
Especially when Craig Bartlett, along with Jim Lang, sang the theme song from Dinosaur Train for us LIVE!
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 “Scientific Method” from the series. We had a private performance.
Here’s Craig Bartlett and Jim Lang singing “The Solar System Song”.
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!
I got to speak to Craig Bartlett afterwards and I told him how much we love Dinosaur Train!
Look for Ready Jet Go! February of 2016.
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Thanks for the industry insight. Fun. Good for you.