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Series
Design Squad
Program
Just For Kicks
Program Number

107

Series Description

Sneak Preview on WGBH 2 February 24, 2007 Series premiere March 24, 2007

DESIGN SQUAD, a series for kids, is something new on the block - it's aimed at 9- to 12-year-olds, it borrows from the hugely popular reality competition format and it intends to get its viewers excited about engineering. This weekly half-hour series will be serious fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. In 13 episodes, two teams of high school students (ages 16-19) design, build and test whimsical machines and innovative products - everything from a wireless light and dance show to an automatic pancake maker - for real clients. Guided by two engineer hosts (a male and female twenty-something duo: NOT your stereotypical men-with-pocket-protectors), DESIGN SQUAD teams are scored for their ability to think outside the box and meet (or surpass) the demands of the challenge at hand. In the final episode, the top two scorers battle for the Grand Prize: a $10,000 college scholarship.

Series release date: 03/24/2007

Program Description

Season One (1) Broadcast in 2007 THE CHALLENGE: DESIGN A REVOLUTIONARY DEVICE THAT AUTOMATICALLY FEEDS A STREAM OF BALLS TO MICHAEL PARKHURST, A PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER WITH THE NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION. HERE'S ONE DESIGN SQUAD EPISODE THAT'S SURE TO BE A BALL.

Red Team: Michael “Mike” Spieler, Noah Tovares, Kim Zalatan, Natasha Sivananjaiah Blue Team: Krishana House, Tom Cotter, Giselle Eng, Joey Nguyen

D-Squad Pro File: Burton snowboard gurus, Scott Keller and Chris Fidler, fill us in on how they design bindings that really click and boards that excel on any snowy terrain. It's a process of ups and down, leaps and landings as the Burton boys carve up the slopes.

Watch the Pro File: Snowboards

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Game Show
Topics
Science
Creators
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Design Squad; Just For Kicks,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_39E811EB1D8B4873A0187E0D5BB05838.
MLA: “Design Squad; Just For Kicks.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_39E811EB1D8B4873A0187E0D5BB05838>.
APA: Design Squad; Just For Kicks. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_39E811EB1D8B4873A0187E0D5BB05838
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