Science With Sophie

Sophie Shrand, 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.

Hosted by educator/actor/comedian Sophie Shrand, the cast of wacky 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 female scientists in mainstream 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

Science with Sophie

Election 2020: Why Science is Political

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?” ...
optical illusions

Optical Illusions: Afterimage science + ghosts

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 ...
kitchen science with sophie: observations!

Kitchen Science: Observations!

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 ...
Animal Adaptations: Science with Sophie

Urban Animal Adaptations, the Musical

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 ...
What is a computer?

What is a Computer?

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 ...
the science of fear, anxiety, and phobias

The Science of Fear, Anxiety, and Phobias

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 ...

The Simple Machines in Your Life

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 ...

Science with Sophie: Dogs

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 ...
Science with Sophie: Scabs, scab

Science with Sophie: Scab Science

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 ...
Science with Sophie: Bubble Gum

Science with Sophie: Bubble Gum

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 ...
Science with Sophie: Tears and Snot: Why do we make tears?

Science with Sophie: Tears and Snot

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 ...
Potholes! Science with Sophie episode one

How do potholes form?

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 ...

SCIENCE WITH SOPHIE is an award-winning science comedy series for girls and everyone. Created and hosted by science educator/actor/comedian Sophie Shrand, the characters – all played by Sophie – invite YOU to be a smart, curious, brave, funny scientist every day. With Seasons 1 and 2 on YouTube, the show has already reached over 1 million children worldwide.

The show’s mission is to include everyone in the solution of creating gender equity through the lens of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Using cutting-edge teaching methods like the Next Generation Science Standards, each episode explores science in daily life by asking questions, engaging in hands-on experiments with easy-to-find materials, and encouraging viewers to think deeply and creatively.