Design Squad; PVC Kayak
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- Design Squad
- PVC Kayak
- Program Number
- 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
Jump on board as King Island Alaskan native Sean Gallagher challenges the Design Squad teams to build ten-foot kayaks using traditional design but with non-traditional materials.
D-Squad Pro File: Mechanical and design engineer Connie Yang is as extreme as the high-tech tents she designs for NEMO Equipment.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Game Show
- Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “Design Squad; PVC Kayak,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 27, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4BA1CDB56D84392AADFC1E9645E6BD7.
- MLA: “Design Squad; PVC Kayak.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 27, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4BA1CDB56D84392AADFC1E9645E6BD7>.
- APA: Design Squad; PVC Kayak. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4BA1CDB56D84392AADFC1E9645E6BD7