The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!™
About the Site
Help children become science explorers!
This site will help you include in your classroom a variety of materials and activities to support children's science learning and inquiry. You can provide the environment and facilitation children need to engage in science exploration and investigation, make scientific observations and discoveries, and build their understanding of science concepts. Science explorations and discussions also provide opportunities to support children's language development, mathematical reasoning, and collaboration—and promote a culture of inquiry in your classroom.
The site includes:
ACTIVITIES that connect the fun-filled adventures and science ideas in the series with science explorations and investigations that you can do with the children in your classroom. Designed for small and large groups of children, each activity includes hands-on experiences, video clips from the programs, definitions of science words, book recommendations, resources for teachers, and ideas for extending children's science experiences and learning. The activities include suggestions for continuing children's learning experiences outside in playgrounds and parks as well as during field trips to science museums, aquariums, zoos, and other places you visit with your children.
VIEWING TIPS to help you promote children's active viewing and learning from the series and connect the science ideas in the episodes with your classroom and outdoor learning experiences.
An EXPLORER'S GUIDE with tips and strategies to integrate science explorations into your daily classroom experiences.
- Doing Science with Young Children will help you understand what learning science means for the children in your program.
- The Cat in the Hat's Top Ten Tips for Engaging Young Children in Science will help you facilitate children's science learning during explorations and activities.
- Science Inquiry will help you encourage children to use science inquiry and support their use of science inquiry skills in their explorations and activities.
- Respecting the Environment will help you support children's environmental awareness and concern.
Guide to Online Games
Educational games available on PBS KIDS The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!™ can extend the learning goals of the episodes and activities. Highly interactive games will bring adventures to life as children are whisked off to migrate with purple martins, play hide and seek with camouflaging animals, create their own flower, and even transform the weather with a little help from Thing 1 and Thing 2. Each interactive game is supported with the activities, videos, and other resources on this PBS Teachers site.
Migration Adventure: Autumn is here, so it’s time to fly south for the winter. In this game, the player steers the Cat in the Hat's Thingamajigger to follow a flock of birds on their journey toward warmer weather and more plentiful food. But players will learn that, just like birds, they can’t make the whole trip in one stretch. They'll have to keep a sharp eye out for appropriate landing spots along the way, where they can rest, eat, and drink before they run out of energy.
Now You See Me, Now You Don't: Can you find the animals hiding in these scenes? In this game, kids learn how various animals use camouflage as they play hide-and-seek with geckos, fish, and butterflies.
Weather Transformer: In this activity, kids can create their own backyard scene with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, and Thing Two. But the fun really begins when kids change the weather and turn a sunny summer day into a wintry blizzard, or a windy day into a sudden cloudburst! As they play, kids learn about cause and effect, states of water, and the impact of weather.
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