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Curious George

Episode Descriptions & Educational Objectives

Here are descriptions and educational objectives for every CURIOUS GEORGE animated adventure and live-action segment. To find out when CURIOUS GEORGE is on in your area, check the TV Schedule.

Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
Season Five
Season Six
Season Seven

Episode 1

Ice Station Monkey

George and The Man with the Yellow Hat are having a blast on their research assignment in the Antarctic! Professor Wiseman has enlisted the pair to help find the nesting grounds of the Chinstrap penguins. Equipped with a video camera, two-way headsets, and a photo of the penguins, our two explorers set out in different directions. George meets a Chinstrap penguin, only to lose his camera to a pesky sea otter who swims away. The Man finds George, and they chase the sea otter by jumping ice floes...and discover too late that a blizzard is approaching! George and the Man find refuge in a cave. When the blizzard passes, they emerge on the other side of the island in the middle of the Chinstrap penguins' nesting ground! Mission accomplished!

Educational Objective (Science):To be introduced to the idea of building a shelter using natural available materials.

Live Action Segment

The kids collect sturdy fallen branches in a nature refuge and build a lean-to by leaning branches against the tree trunk. They discuss how they made the structure using only what they found in the woods.

The Perfect Carrot

George and Bill run out of carrots while feeding the rabbits. When Bill pulls a carrot out of the ground, George can't believe it! George wants to grow his own carrots. Armed with a packet of carrot seeds, and guidance from The Man with the Yellow Hat, George plants his garden. After 66 days of tending, watering and keeping Jumpy away, George has a prize-winning carrot! It's so perfect in size, shape, and color, that George carries it around in a fancy telescope case to protect it. George visits Bill's house to show it off, and he learns that the bunnies have gone missing! George joins the search and finds them hungry and scared in a cave. It's a hard decision to make, but George sacrifices his perfect carrot for the bunnies to eat while he finds help. Thanks to George and his "carroty hero," the bunnies are saved and fed.

Educational Objective (Science):To make a connection between plants, and the food people and animals eat.

Live Action Segment

A restaurant chef prepares a meal using locally grown parsnips and local cheese for the kids to enjoy.

Related Activity:Water, Rocks & Mud

Episode 2

Curious George Meets the Press

George and the Man with the Yellow hat are lending a hand picking apples at Renkins' Farm, George takes an apple coveted by Jumpy Squirrel, who snatches it back and hides in the barn. George follows, and when he reaches for the light switch, accidentally turns on the giant cider press! All of the apples they've collected are being washed, chopped, and squished into liquid! Not wanting the Renkins to be mad with the sticky mess, George fills everything he can get his hands on with the apple juice squirting out of the machine. When The Man with the Yellow Hat and Renkins' arrive, they're astonished to see the entire harvest bottled up! Much to George's relief, the Renkins aren't upset — they're thrilled. And Jumpy, much to his relief, finds his perfect apple.

Educational Objective (Engineering):To introduce the concept that some systems are found in nature while others are made by humans.

Live Action Segment

In order to make some sandwiches for a party, the kids create their own assembly line. When the order of the steps is challenged, they see how it comically affects the final product.

Snow Use

It's the hottest day of the year, and to cool down, George wants to build a snowman! But how can he build a snowman when there's no snow? George experiments with crushed ice cubes, but they melt too quickly. Mud... but it doesn't stay in the right shape. And rocks, which are too heavy to lift! George is stumped. What sticks together, doesn't melt, and wasn't heavy? Of course, sand! George convinces The Man with the Yellow Hat to drive him, Bill, and the Renkins to the beach, where they can all cool off and George can finally build his summer snowman.

Educational Objective (Science):To explore the results of mixing different natural materials with water.

Live Action Segment

The kids experiment with mixing water and dirt to create different consistencies of mud. They then use their mud in different capacities; to make a sculpture, to paint with, and to make a rock/mud wall.

Related Activity:Sand & Soil

Episode 3

For the Birds

George loves feeding the birds, but they must be starving, because all the seeds keep disappearing! Perplexed, George returns with more food, only to find a big, bushy tail sticking out of the feeder. It's Jumpy Squirrel, caught in the act of eating all the seeds! George tries to squirrel-proof the birdhouse, moving it further from the tree trunk, clearing away freestanding objects, and even developing a pulley laundry line system to hang it from. But to no avail - that squirrel can climb - and apparently eat - anything! Why does Jumpy keep taking the seeds? Has his appetite suddenly grown — or maybe they're not all for him?

Educational Objective (Engineering):To illustrate that all products and systems are subject to failure; and that many can be fixed through troubleshooting.

Live Action Segment

The kids build birdfeeders using recycled materials. A parent will provide basic ideas and instructions, but the kids come up with their own designs and build two different types of houses. One feeder gets a redesign in order to keep out the squirrels.

Curious George-Asaurus

Professor Wiseman needs The Man with the Yellow Hat's help to assemble some rare dinosaur bones into a skeleton in time for an important archaeologist, Dr. Raj Desai, to see them. Wiseman and the Man finish the task and meet Dr. Desai for lunch. Meanwhile, George and Gnocchi play outside with a toy plane, which floats though a window--landing on the newly assembled dinosaur. When George climbs the fragile bones to retrieve it, the entire skeleton collapses! Using another dinosaur as a model, George is able to organize, sort, and piece together the bones back into its proper form. But how will Dr. Desai feel about a monkey working on his precious dinosaur bones, especially when the wrong head ends up on the dinosaur's skeleton?

Educational Objective (Math):To sort and classify bones based on their shape and size. To develop an understanding of symmetry by reassembling the dinosaur bones so that each bone on one side of the body matches the equivalent bone on the other side (e.g., size, shape, location).

Live Action Segment

A museum educator at the Harvard Museum of Natural History shows the kids a skeleton of the human body as they observe the size, shape and symmetry. Later, they piece together bones to reassemble a sheep skeleton.

Related Activity:Water, Rocks, & Mud

Episode 4

What Goes Up

It's "Reuse Your Junk Day" and George and The Man with the Yellow Hat have one last pickup before they go to the lake. But when they arrive at Renkins' Farm, they find a mountain of junk piled in the Renkins' living room. There's no way they'll finish the job before the suns goes down, which means no lake for George. While the Man is taking a load to the collection center, George discovers that he can use the ironing board as a lever to launch the junk out of the living room and onto the front yard. Soon, all the pigs, chickens, and squirrels are ducking for cover! George's ingenious invention got all the junk outside, but it's scattered everywhere! Did this little monkey cause more work for himself?

Educational Objective (Engineering):To develop an understanding of how things work.
To develop an understanding of how levers work.

Live Action Segment

An older child has a challenge for some younger kids. Try to launch a tennis ball to accurately hit a target area. They use thin wooden panels of different lengths for springboards, and PVC pipe pieces as fulcrums. The kids try different combinations of springboard and fulcrum arrangements. Variations in board length, fulcrum position, and strike velocity are explored as the kids try to score high points for successful launches.

Related Activity:Recycled Sailboat

Mulch Ado About Nothing

The secret to Bill's amazing garden is the compost he uses to feed his plants. George decides to make compost for his hungry plants...so George empties the entire contents of his fridge in the backyard. The next morning, George realizes that instead of making plant food, he's made a stinky mess! The Renkins teach George that proper compost consists of dirt, water, and air with only certain foods (no meat or dairy). Back at the apartment in the city, George sees that all the plants need food. George prepares a hearty "meal" ...using every container that he can find. When The Man with the Yellow Hat wakes up to an unusual smell, he follows his nose to the compost! To the neighbors' delight, George made enough for all the plants in the building.

Educational Objective (Science):To learn what compost is, how it can be made, and how it may be used to fertilize plants.

Live Action Segment

A kid whose family makes their own compost teaches his friends what it is and how to make their own compost pile.

Episode 5

The Amazing Maze Race

George is an expert at navigating the maze on the placemat at the Y-Go-By Diner, but his skills are put to the ultimate test when The Man with the Yellow Hat takes him to the Annual Amazing Maze Race at Renkins Farm. The Man and George follow their map precisely, but how can they compete with the Quint's computerized navigation device, Bill's system of leaving a trail of corn, and Sprint's speedy disposition? It's not until George gets a bird's eye view of the maze that he is able to line up the landmarks on the map and figure out where to go. But when Leslie the cow eats their map, they need to figure out a more creative way to get to the finish line!

Educational Objective (Math):To use simple 2-d maps to locate landmarks and to navigate through territory using the map. To recognize that a map needs to be rotated to the same orientation as the maze itself in order to figure out which path to choose.

Live Action Segment

The kids construct their own maze at a school gymnasium. A blindfolded kid attempts to navigate through the maze by following verbal instructions from another kid. The "navigator" uses the vocabulary of direction (left, right, number of paces) and learns about orientation in order to give clear instructions.

The Color of Monkey

After a bubble bath, George promises The Man with the Yellow Hat that he will stay clean until their picture is taken for the cover of Bird Watchers Magazine. But when George helps Steve and Betsy dye eggs, he falls into a pot of food coloring, and turns completely yellow! Trying to keep his pledge of staying clean, he experiments with the different dye colors to see which ones he can mix with yellow to turn him brown again. In the process, George turns himself orange, Charkie turns blue, and Compass turns red! Can George figure out how to get back to his original color, or will the bird watchers return to find a rainbow colored monkey?

Educational Objective (Science):To be introduced to the concept of camouflage and how it operates.

Live Action Segment

Each child picks an outdoor environment with a goal of blending in to their chosen surroundings. They use mix different paints together to match the color of their area and then test their camo outfits in the real world.

Related Activity:Water Drops

Episode 6

The Man with the Monkey Hands

After warning George about the poison ivy lurking in the park, The Man with the Yellow Hat loses his balance and lands hands first in a brush of the itchy, poisonous leaves! With his hands bandaged, he'll need help with everyday tasks such as brushing his teeth, making dinner, even typing a letter. So being a clever little monkey, George invents some ingenious ways to make the Man's life seem normal — like wearing swim fins to assist in picking apples off the floor and taping salad forks to his arms to act as temporary hands. But George's creations are put to the ultimate test when the Man has to present Professor Wiseman's newest invention to the science board, salad forks and all!

Educational Objective (Engineering):To learn that tools are simple objects that help humans complete tasks.

Live Action Segment

The kids work in groups to create their town helpful devices that extend or supplement human capabilities.

Whistlepig Wednesday

"Whistlepig Wednesday," Mr. Glass' unique version of Groundhog Day, is an annual city tradition of predicting when winter will start. Every year on the last Wednesday of August, Sherry the Whistlepig emerges from her burrow. If she sees her shadow, it means cold weather is coming. But what makes Sherry's shadow so special? To find out, George and his animal friends camp out at Sherry's burrow, but fall asleep while waiting for her to wake up. At the shadow ceremony, Mr. Glass mistakes a sleeping George and each one of his friends for a whistlepig and presents them for the world to see. But does a monkey, dog, cat, or pigeon shadow count?

Educational Objective (Science):To notice specific characteristics of shadows in relation to the objects that make them.

Live Action Segment

The kids are out on the playground on a sunny day tracing their own shadows (as well as stationary object's shadows) with sidewalk chalk. When they return to the playground from a snack break, they notice that the shadows have changed positions from when they traced them. They retrace their shadows and see that the shadows changed size and shape as the sun moved across the sky.

Related Activity:Pinwheels

Episode 7

George Digs Worms

Why is Bill yelling at a mound of dirt? He's worm racing! George turns to a pile of decomposed leaves to find his own prize worm and challenges Bill's "Fast Freddy" to a race. Pretty soon, the entire countryside catches worm-racing fever and watch as George's worm, named "Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh," races its way to the championship. But when Mr. Quint takes the wrong lunchbox on his fishing trip, George's worm farm is in danger of becoming fish bait! Can George save his slimy friends in time for the championship race?

Educational Objective (Science):To learn some characteristics and habits of earth worms and to make a connection between an animal and its habitat.

Live Action Segment

A worm farm is being added to a classroom, so the kids experiment with soil to see what kind the worms like best. They release worms into distinct piles of different soils in a large, shallow tray to see which soil type the worms seem to like best.

Everything Old Is New Again

The city is awarding the "Golden Arrows Award" to the building that collects the most recycling. George is eager to help—once he learns what recycling actually is, of course. The building's Doorwoman next door turns out to be tough competition, so George hunts down recycling materials from everywhere he can think of. The only problem is, he doesn't know that he only recycle products after they've been used! Will the tenants with the missing recyclables forgive a monkey who's not just trying to win a contest, but also save the environment?

Educational Objective (Science):To be introduced to the idea that everyone can help with recycling.

Live Action Segment

A classroom of kids explain how their school recycling program works and the benefits of reducing and reusing products.

Related Activity:Sand & Soil

Episode 8

Wheels on the Bus

Running late for an important meeting at the Glass Palace, George and The Man with the Yellow Hat decide to take the bus rather than walk. But when George and the Man get off at the wrong stop, the bus leaves with the Man's portfolio still inside! Determined to retrieve the important drawings AND make it to the meeting on time, George jumps in a basket on a bicycle. The Man orders a baffled taxi driver to follow that monkey on the bicycle to catch the bus to get his portfolio! With the clock ticking, will either of them catch up to the bus and arrive at the meeting in time?

Educational Objective (Math):To show how maps give us a schematic picture of where we are and how geometry can be applied to plot a shorter distance between the points of a triangle.

Live Action Segment

Two teams of two kids prepare a map of a local area and compete in a neighborhood mapping challenge. Accompanied by parents, the kids choose two different routes to get to their destination. They predict which route is fastest, but then one group takes a secret shortcut.

Seed Trouble

Just putting his toys away in an organized manner is a challenge for George - so he faces an incredible test when he represents the City Grocer in the local "Bag Olympics" for bagging groceries! Toys are one thing, but fitting canned ham, eggs and paper towels neatly into the same bag may prove too tall an order - especially with the overly confident Rodney from Large Mart packing in the next corner. But then again, if George can practice at home by fitting together the shapes of his stuffed camel and muscle man together, what's a little salami and cheese?

Educational Objective (Math):To sort objects (seeds) based on two categories simultaneously, first by color, and then, within each color group, by size (large and small seeds). To use one-to-one correspondence to point and count to six, first for the number of seed piles, and then point and count to six for the number of seed packages.

Live Action Segment

The kids gather objects from a rocky beach and sort them either by size, shape or color. They utilize their finds by creating small works of art based on their sorting process.

Related Activity:Going Green

Episode 9

The Fun-Ball Tally

Dulson's Toy Store is having a contest! The person who comes closest to guessing how many Super Mega Fun-Balls are in the rocket shaped dispenser wins the entire container of balls -- and the rocket, too! Steve, Betsy, and George come up with their own unique estimating methods. When soccer balls, grapes, and marbles fail George's Fun-Ball Size Relation Test, George realizes that the perfect size specimens are in The Man with the Yellow Hat's golf ball bucket! Will George and Betsy find the right answer, or will super confident Steve's formula triumph?

Educational Objective (Math):To understand the process of measuring and comparing, using standard or nonstandard units of measure.

Live Action Segment

A teacher has a container filled with small cubes and breaks the kids into groups to complete an estimation task. Each group will use different techniques to estimate how many cubes are in their containers. Using different sized objects, the kids use their measurement skills to compare the objects to the colored balls to form a prediction of how many will fit in the jug.

Red Sky at Night, Monkey's Delight

George is tired of his fun always being ruined by the weather! Inspired by The Man with the Yellow Hat's painting of a beautiful sunset, George starts a weather journal by drawing pictures of the sky. But predicting the weather isn't as easy as it seems. When George's picnic is ruined by rain, and he stays indoors on a beautiful sunny day, he decides to study wind patterns, too. When the city's weather station loses its satellite, Professors Einstein and Pizza turn to George's drawings, homemade windsock, and cricket temperature readings to predict the day's weather for the Mayor's golf outing. Who knew a monkey could predict the weather?

Educational Objective (Science):To learn that upcoming immediate weather can be predicted by observing natural signs including wind speed and direction, presence or absence of clouds, and appearance of clouds.

Live Action Segment

The kids visit a weather station where they see meteorological equipment in action and learn how the weather is predicted. They're also taught how observing weather conditions at home can help forecast weather.

Related Activity:Pinwheels

Episode 10

Shipwrecked with Hundley

George and The Man with the Yellow Hat join Hundley and the Doorman for a ride on their neat and orderly sailboat -- much to Hundley's dismay. A cracked boom forces them to land on a remote island to make repairs. But when George thoughtfully returns the anchor to the boat, he and Hundley drift into the open sea! Working as a team, they're able to navigate the sailboat back to land, but the Man and the Doorman are nowhere to be found. Are George and Hundley stuck on this island forever, or are those familiar looking rocks, trees, and birds the key to finding their friends?

Educational Objective (Engineering):To learn that different environments are associated with specific types of terrain, natural materials, and living things.

Live Action Segment

The kids are on a field trip to a local pond to observe plant and animal life there. They talk about why their environment is suited to the creatures and plans they find in the pond habitat.

Chasing Rainbows

It's Steve and Betsy's first time in the country and who better to give them a guided tour of the forest than George? When a light rain casts a stunning rainbow in the sky, George decides to track down the end of the rainbow to see if there really is a pot of gold. Betsy and Charkie follow, but Steve is left behind while trying to take pictures of the wildlife. Thankfully, Bill rescues Steve from a moose encounter, and they enlist The Man with the Yellow Hat to help find George and Betsy. Can the Man's "pot of gold" lead the travelers back to the treasure of a safe home?

Educational Objective (Science):To learn that rainbows can be created using human-made materials including a light source and a glass of water.

Live Action Segment

The kids see how crystals create a rainbow effect from sunlight. This inspires them to experiment with prisms, lenses, and a glass of water that create rainbow effects that have the colors in the same order.

Related Activity:Recycled Sailboat

Episode 11

Gnocchi the Critic

After days of Gnocchi choosing to eat cat food over Chef Pisghetti's famous creations, the Chef decides to stop cooking and close the restaurant! Not wanting to lose his favorite ravioli, George follows Gnocchi to find out why she stopped liking the Chef's food, but all she does is take naps, roll in the dirt and sneeze an awful lot. Her sneeze sounds an awful lot like The Man with the Yellow Hat when his flower allergy flares up. Can George diagnose Gnocchi in time to save Chef P's restaurant?

Educational Objective (Science):To learn that animals have certain patterns of normal behavior that can be observed and interpreted. To learn something about allergies, their causes and symptoms.

Live Action Segment
The kids visit the zoo where the zoo staff shows them how to record observations of animals in order to have a baseline of normal behavior. They learn that observing abnormal behavior might be a clue that the animal is sick.

George Cleans Up

Armed with a cool new monkey-sized vacuum, George watches with amazement as his new "toy" sucks up everything in sight... including some of Mr. Stamp's rare stamps! Inspired by a TV superhero, George dons a cape and embarks on a citywide "cleaning" spree, using his little vacuum to suck up everything from bird food to dog biscuits to a winning lottery ticket. When the townspeople can't catch up to the cleaning monkey, will they view George as a Superhero Vacuum Monkey or a Super Villain?

Educational Objective (Engineering):To learn that the use of tools and machines can be helpful.

Live Action Segment
The kids are having a snack when they discover their own vacuum power, achieved through drinking straws. That gives them the idea to use their vacuum cleaner. Thanks to the inventive use of a clear tube, the kids witness how the vacuum cleaner uses suction, and ways to control the amount of suction.

Episode 12

Relax!

George and The Man with the Yellow Hat convince Professor Wiseman to take a well-deserved break from work. But a stuck pickle jar, a tangled hammock, and a duck floating away with the Man's beloved hat turn their relaxing picnic in the park into one stressful afternoon. Still, could a day of creative problem solving be exactly what the monkey ordered for Professor Wiseman?

Educational Objective (Engineering):To understand that tools are simple objects that help humans complete tasks. To be introduced to the idea of relaxation and its role as an important element of a healthy lifestyle.

Live Action Segment
The kids race on an obstacle course with challenge stations to illustrate the repurposing of tools. Each station presents a problem to solve given numerous materials. Each tool can be used to complete the task, but which one completes the task the fastest?

The Box and the Hound

Charkie will do anything to get what's inside of Aunt Margaret's parcel, but George promised he'd keep it safe! After twisting, turning, flipping, and rotating the box, George is able to get it out of sight, but Charkie's keen sense of smell makes it impossible to stay hidden for long. Can George figure out how to distract Charkie's super sense long enough to get the box back to Aunt

Margaret's house unharmed, or are his dog-sitting days numbered?

Educational Objective (Math):To estimate the size and shape of an object in order to fit it inside a space of a certain size and shape, and to recognize that a rectangular object can be turned around so that its length can fit into a long, narrow space. To compare, sort, and stack rectangular objects by length, width and height.

Live Action Segment
The kids are sending school supplies to kids in Mozambique. Their challenge is to fit stuff in boxes as tightly as possible to save shipping costs. They learn ways to maximize space by thinking about how to best combine differently shaped items.

Episode 13

Night of the Weiner Dog!

Poor Hundley! It's the first time he's been apart from the Doorman in over 3 years and George's room isn't exactly this dapper daschund's idea of "neat and orderly." Being a good host, George follows the Doorman's detailed instructions. George accurately measures Hundley's food, graciously lets him watch his favorite TV show, "Poodle Groomers," and even rearranges his living room to make Hundley feel more at home. Though Hundley's strict demands are not George's idea of a fun sleepover, George comes through for his friend by rescuing Hundley's squeaky mouse from the balcony. Now, at last, Hundley can fall asleep! Later that night, when George is having a nightmare, how can Hundley return the favor and help his friend?

Educational Objective (Math):To sort and classify objects based on their shape and function, e.g., bones with bones, toys with toys, etc. To use a measuring cup and fill the amount of liquid or solid to the exact level marked off as 1 cup.

Live Action Segment
The kids sort and organize the materials in the classroom for maximum ease of use. Keeping in mind the categories of materials and the proper way to put things away, they discuss the best way to organize their math, science, and general school supplies.

Animal Trackers

It's Nature Week and George is taking pictures of wild animals and their tracks for the big exhibit. Bullfrogs, squirrels, raccoons and hawks are all nice, but George wants a picture of something really exciting and unusual. While George searches for the fawn Bill spotted, he finds an unusual set of tracks that look like a cross between a gigantic duck and a colossal snake. George decides there must be a duckbilled dinosaur on the loose-which would make for a perfect photo for Nature Week! George leaves a trail of fruits and vegetables to lure the dinosaur, but then he remembers that not all dinosaurs are friendly! George frantically rushes to warn everyone, when he bumps into the real culprit behind those tracks - and it's very different than a dinosaur!

Educational Objective (Science):To use the skills of inquiry including observing, collecting data, making predictions, generating theories, and checking results.

Live Action Segment
The kids play detective as they try to figure out which beach objects left the various tracks in the sand.

Related Activities:Size Them Up

Episode 14

George Measures Up

Chef Pisghetti is cooking one up for the records book — a strand of spaghetti that measures 30 feet! When the Chef leaves for an important appointment, George protects the noodle from being destroyed by a playful Gnocchi. Later, the Chef calls to ask George how tall the building next door is, but George doesn't have anything long enough to measure with... or does he? Chef Pisghetti returns and sees a monkey measuring a building with the world's longest noodle. Now THAT'S one for the record books!

Educational Objective (Math):To estimate and measure height using standard and nonstandard units of measure. To learn that two different nonstandard units of measure can be added together to reach a total amount if they are converted to a standard unit of measure (for example, feet) and added together.

Live Action Segment
Using cardboard cutouts of George and Hundley, the kids predict the size of various objects, then accurately measure the object first with George and then with the much smaller Hundley. They observe the inverse relationship: the shortest measure results in the higher number of units.

Something New Under the Sun

To beat the scorching summer heat, George and The Man with the Yellow Hat visit the museum, which is the only place in town with power, due to its new solar energy panel. George sees how the sun can charge batteries, and the Man agrees to make his famous lasagna as a surprise for Dr. Levit's birthday. But how can the Man make his lasagna without power for his electric oven? Can a monkey's new knowledge of solar power be the key to baking the world's first solar-energy birthday lasagna?

Educational Objective (Science):To learn about some items that can be powered by the sun rather than electrical or mechanical energy.

Live Action Segment
The kids visit artist Gregory Curci to see how he uses solar power to make moving sculptures. Greg helps the kids build their own solar car toy. Then they enjoy a little snack Greg has prepared by using his home made solar cooker.

Episode 15

Movie House Monkey

If George and The Man with the Yellow Hat can show Mr. Glass a truly unique movie theatre experience, he promises to save the old bijou from being demolished. So, with the Doorman and Hundley's help, they restore the theater to its original pristine beauty, and all goes well until the music gets jumbled, the film breaks, and a popcorn explosion accompanies a volcanic eruption on screen! Surely Mr. Glass can't say this wasn't unique!

Educational Objective (Engineering):To discover how things work and that people plan to get things done.

Live Action Segment
Using short stories they've written, the kids use an overhead projector with moving scrolls and layers of transparent drawings to create a dynamic projected show with the illusion of movement (like a film). The kids use opaque items and their own drawings to experience the effects of projected light and color transparency.

Cooking with Monkey

Professor Wiseman's creative approach to cooking leads to an unsuccessful extra-sticky cake... which doesn't bode well for the school's bake sale. George needs to find out what's wrong with Wiseman's cooking, fast! After an unproductive day full of shopping and cooking, Wiseman visits Chef Pisghetti and is stunned to see him cooking from a recipe. The Chef explains that a recipe is just like a scientific formula. Eureka! The rest is a piece of cake.

Educational Objective (Math):To follow a recipe, measuring exact amounts using the size of measuring spoons and cups specified. To plan and sequence the order of steps in a recipe, assigning numbers to the different steps: first we must do... second we must do... and third we are supposed to do...

Live Action Segment
The kids visit a local bakery, where the baker gives them a challenge: to make a huge, hard zucchini into zucchini muffins. The baker will cook the muffins their way and her way, but won't reveal which is the correctly prepared muffin until they've tasted their results.


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