Project Mc² is a new programme for us – and as we’ve recently resubscribed to Netflix, an easy one to watch. We were asked if we’d like to review a doll from the series to celebrate Science Week 2016 – and given how much H loves science we jumped at the chance!
Project Mc² is a US programme about four girls, and is described as ‘where science meets style, and everyone knows it’s cool to be smart’. We’ve watched the first few episodes which are on Netflix now, and H took to it straight away. Those girls are smart, and Project Mc² reminds me of the school-type programmes you get on CBBC which she also enjoys watching.
Here’s a bit more info about the girls:
Aspirational and effortlessly cool, the programme focuses on four main characters – each with a different personality, interests and sense of style. They are:
• McKeyla McAlister (Mc2) Writer, hipster and undercover spy! When McKeyla isn’t writing in her journal, you’ll find her reading a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel, upcycling or saving the world! Her catch phrase is “I’m smart. Get over it!”
• Adrienne Attoms (A2) Made of a more complex recipe than sugar and spice. Adrienne is a culinary chemist! Originally from Spain (her father is a diplomat), she just loves to host dinner parties. Her catch phrase is “Pretty Brilliant”
• Bryden Bandweth (B2) Bryden loves tweeting, digital photography, streaming music and anything tech! Just don’t ask her to go camping in the wilderness or anywhere without a hotspot! She’s a 24/7 #digitaldarling. Her catch phrase? “Stand Back, I’m Trending”
• Camryn Coyle (C2) Known for her high IQ, Camryn’s real genius comes out in the garage – especially when it comes to her souped up skateboard! Her catch phrase is “Nailed It”
The four girls attend Maywood Glenn Academy – but are also part of a secret, seriously cool organisation, NOV8 (pronounced ‘Innovate’). Even their friendship makes mathematical sense – based on the Pythagorean theorem that A2 + B2 = C2
It just so happens that MGA Entertainment have made some brand new fashion dolls available, with science-inspired play. We were sent the McKayla doll which also includes a kit to make your own lava lamp style light. So what did H think?
She loves her McKayla doll – the arms and legs bend (and can easily be removed), and she’s already making “friends” with her other dolls and moving into the dolls house! McKayla also comes with a lava light (you need to supply your own ingredients to do it), which had some brilliant results – with simple water and food colouring, vegetable oil and an effervescent tablet. H really enjoyed doing the activity and felt pretty cool because it was part of Project Mc²!
There is a large range of dolls available now as well as a Spy Notebook – all available from good toy stores. They’re suitable for age 6 and upwards. I like this range of all four dolls (different to the one we got) which Argos stock.
You can also visit www.ProjectMc2.com to become an honorary member of NOV8 and ‘ladder up’ through the organisation through a series of fun Ops tests. You can play games, take quizzes, watch videos, learn more about the girls from Project Mc2 and even ask them questions!
Download the free app, Project Mc2 Case Files, from the App Store to go on missions for NOV8. Collect evidence, analyse the clues and solve the case! If you’re playing on a smart phone, you can pop your device into the A.D.I.S.N. Notebook for added secret spy mission play, just like you’re McKeyla McAlister. Use the key code in the back on the booklet included with A.D.I.S.N. to unlock even more clues. With over 1,000 missions to play on the app, NOV8 will be keeping you busy.
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We were sent the McKayla Project MC² doll for the purpose of review, all opinions are our own.