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Featured Activities

  • Activity
  • Episode
  • Learning Goal
  • Description
  • Applesauce
  • Episode 109: The Perfect Pancake!
  • Transformation & Change
  • Explore irreversible change by contrasting apples that have been changed by heat with apples that haven't been changed.
  • Growing Plants
  • Episode 107: My Shrinking Shoes
  • Transformation & Change
  • Observe how plants change as they grow.
  • Sunblock Investigation
  • Episode 132: Sid's Special Dad Day
  • Weather
  • Set up a simple experiment to find out how sunscreen counteracts the effects of the sun.
  • Frozen Fruit
  • Episode 108: My Ice Pops!
  • Transformation & Change
  • Observe reversible change while thinking about ways to make ice melt.
  • Clean It Up
  • Episode 118: The Big Sneeze
  • Health
  • Dig in and let your child get his hands dirty then clean up to show why proper hand washing is important.
  • Cave of Darkness
  • Episode 211: Discovering Darkness
  • Light & Shadow
  • Exploring darkness in a fun way can help ease fears of the dark.
  • Get Up and Move
  • Episode 217: Get Up and Move
  • Healthy Eating and Excersise
  • There are so many simple ways to keep our bodies healthy. Learn a few fun ways in this activity about healthful habits.
  • The Decayed Pumpkin
  • Episode 105: My Mushy Banana
  • Transformation & Change
  • Learn about the effects of decay by comparing and contrasting something that's decayed with the same thing before it changes.
  • Exploring Measurement
  • Episode 104: Exploring Measurement
  • Tools & Measurement
  • Instead of inches or feet, we'll use a child to measure a room.
  • Estimation Exploration
  • Episode 103: Enough With the Seashells!
  • Tools & Measurement
  • Learn about estimating numbers of objects, then check your estimates by counting.
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