Science-Cool? : New Netflix Show ‘Brainchild’ Makes Science Fun For Kids
Kids, are you the curious type? Always asking questions? Always wondering, hmmmm? Well Netflix’s newest show is for you!
Meet Netflix’s new science show “Brainchild” and its host Sahana Srinivasan
Similar to popular family-friendly science shows — such as “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and “Beakman’s World” — the show takes science and makes it fun.
The show’s first season was released on Nov. 2, 2018 and features 13 episodes. The episodes range in topic, covering everything from the impact that social media has on our lives to whether there could be other life in the universe.
“I think what “Brainchild” does really well is explore topics that may not be discussed in school traditionally,” Srinivasan said.
“Brainchild” also offers something new: it’s hosted by a woman of color.
Srinivasan, 22, is an Indian-American woman from Texas who in addition to her role as “Brainchild” host, is also currently studying to get a degree in radio, television and film from the University of Texas. She told NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro that hosting the show allows her to represent greater diversity in science.
“In TV shows and movies … it’s almost always like a guy,” she said. “When we see that, it could be discouraging for young girls who are very interested in going into STEM fields — or STEAM, which incorporates art into engineering and science, math, etc. So seeing a woman talk about science is very refreshing and engaging at the same time.”