Do you want to know how potholes form in the road? Episode One kicks us off with potholes, bikes, and a feisty water molecule (played by Sophie). There is an experiment in the episode that you can join in. To do the experiment along with Sophie, grab these simple materials:
Science with Sophie Hello Scientists, As a scientist, a woman, and a human, I’ve been thinking a lot about this election. Every election is important, but this one is especially important. “Sophie!” You may say. “People say science isn’t political! Why are you talking politics?” ... Watch the Video
Have you ever seen a ghost? How about an afterimage? Our bodies aren't perfect and they sometimes make mistakes, resulting in fun optical illusions. Science with Sophie Welcome to Science with Sophie, the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine version! Written in Boston, directed from Chicago, and filmed ... Watch the Video
Scientific observations Some things we can observe, some things we can't, and some things we just...don't. Note: If you're a young kid trying this experiment at home - awesome! Make sure to have an adult help you with the stove part. #forSAFETY What is kitchen ... Watch the Video
Adaptations! How do animals adapt to live in human cities? Which animal sings the best? Watch them audition for survival and try an experiment with ping pong balls and tongs! This video is brought to you by our very good friend Sophia Shrand, creator and ... Watch the Video
Here at Science Connected, we tip our hats to our Sophie Shrand, our favorite science comedian! The Season 2 Finale of the hit series Science with Sophie is all about COMPUTERS! Sophie asks, "what IS a computer?" and answers with bananas because...reasons. Join Sophie to ... Watch the Video
What happens to you when you feel fear? What about anxiety? And while we're on the subject, what is a phobia, anyway? Today, Science with Sophie spoofs TV to bring us PHOBIA FACTOR and expose our greatest fears... and why we have them. Featuring TUGGS ... Watch the Video
Simple machines allow us to do more work with less effort. In this episode, Sophie explains what simple machines are and how we use them to make our lives easier every day. Get to know your friendly neighborhood inclined plane, lever, wedge, and a head ... Watch the Video
Do dogs really exist? Okay, we know dogs really exist. But how do you know if something really exists if you can't see it? On this episode of Science with Sophie, Sophie explores why it's so important to do your own research, as well as ... Watch the Video
Scab Science It's happened to all of us. You're running or riding your bike, you slip, you fall, and you skin your knee. After a few days, you notice that the cut where you skinned your knee has formed a scab. What happens to our ... Watch the Video
Bubble Gum Science Have you ever had gum stuck in your hair? Swallowed your gum? Found a wad of chewed gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe? If these things make you wonder what bubble gum really is and how it works, then you ... Watch the Video
To do the science experiment with Sophie, you'll need: Borax (find it in the laundry aisle of a grocery store) Water Equal parts clear school glue and water (for example, 1 cup glue and 1 cup water) Food coloring 2 bowls 1 Spoon Your hands ... Watch the Video
Do you want to know how potholes form in the road? Episode One kicks us off with potholes, bikes, and a feisty water molecule (played by Sophie). There is an experiment in the episode that you can join in. To do the experiment along with ... Watch the Video
About Science With Sophie
Science With Sophie is an interactive science comedy series for all ages. This fast-paced show invites viewers to explore science all around them and remember that they are brave, curious, funny, smart scientists every day.
Episode One: Potholes! is Hosted by science educator/actor/comedian Sophie Shrand, the cast of comical characters – all played by Sophie – educate and entertain while showcasing how diverse careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) can be.
The series is Sophie’s upbeat solution to the serious problem of inequity in STEM fields and underrepresentation of women in mainstream science media. Using cutting-edge teaching methods like the Next Generation Science Standards, each episode explores science in daily life by asking questions, trying experiments with easy-to-find materials, and encouraging viewers to think deeply and creatively. By showcasing strong female role models to people of all ages and gender identities, this show aims to level the playing field for women in STEM.
Sophie holds degrees in Neuroscience and Theatre from Northeastern University, Boston, training from The Second City Conservatory, and was recently selected from over 500 applicants as a Camelback Ventures Fellow. Science With Sophie (SWS) has been featured by NatGeo, GoldieBlox, EdSurge, Inverse and Girls Who Code. In addition to the creation of SWS, Sophie is a senior educator at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, teaching 24,000 students per year. She has researched humans and cocaine, held brains in her palm, generated three-story lightning bolts, and worked with skunks, geckos, and red-tailed hawks. Sophie’s performance repertoire spans two decades, screen and stage, and crowds of 5 to 15,000. Sophie’s life goal is to inspire the next generation to create their own change through STEM thinking.