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Sid the Science Kid


Sid

"What's hair for? How do birds fly?" Thanks to Sid the Science Kid, we'll learn the answers to those and many other burning questions. Like most preschoolers, 5-year-old Sid loves to observe and investigate objects and events that are part of daily life. In doing so, he learns that science is all around us. Sid uses humor to show young children that they can "do" their own science and make new discoveries every day.

Sid the Science Kid, co-produced by The Jim Henson Company, is created by a revolutionary process known as "digital puppetry." Performers puppeteer and voice digital characters in real time using three-dimensional computer-generated images. This ground-breaking technology results in a unique and captivating style of animation.

Join Sid, his family and his friends as they make science fun!

For children 3 to 6 years old.

Visit the Web site: http://pbskids.org/sid

Series Goals

  • To encourage children to think, talk and work the way scientists do by building on preschoolers' natural curiosity about the world.
  • To show that science is all around us, and that we all interact with and are capable of learning about scientific concepts.
  • To contribute to school readiness by fostering children's intellectual skills, motivation to learn, and confidence in themselves as learners.
  • To support children's learning by partnering with parents and teachers to create a "climate of curiosity" for children.

Helping Kids Prepare for School

Sid the Science Kid helps prepare children for school by exposing them to science in a comfortable and enjoyable way. Children will discover basic, yet important, concepts such as change and growth. This type of early exposure to science can inspire a lifetime of learning and exploration.

Sid the Science Kid's theoretical content is based on national science learning standards, cognitive learning theory, and on the preschool science curriculum, Preschool Pathways to Science.

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