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I Want to Be a Scientist! | Sid the Science Kid

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Using this resource group, students will learn about the many different career possibilities as a scientist. Watch as Sid the Science Kid and the class go on a field trip to the Science Center where they hear from special guests about their jobs. Gabriela's Mom, Dr. Rosalinda Cordova, is a marine biologist and she tells the kids about her exciting job scuba diving and studying whales. Meet a robotics engineer working on a 20-foot tall robot at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a chemist investigating stretchy ice cream in a kitchen lab, and an astronaut who does engineering in space!

Tube Engineering | Sesame Street

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Explore the different things you can engineer with Elmo and Abby. This resource teaches skills in STEM.

Murray Experiment: Car Experiment | Sesame Street

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Come on Junior Engineers! Murray needs help making his car go farther. What changes can you make? This resource teaches STEM skills.

Artichokes | Valley's Gold

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Learn about California's official state vegetable, the artichoke. From field to fork, learn what it takes to grow and prepare this unique crop.

STEM from the START | Materials 1

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The Quinks surprise Willow with a chair made of cardboard for her birthday, but Willow doesn't want to sit in it. Can you guess why?

Willow and the Quinks learn all about the materials different things are made of and the properties some materials have. The Quinks learn that the properties a material has can be very important when deciding what materials to use when you are making something. 

You've Gotta Make Mistakes before You Get It Right | The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

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For every try that doesn't work, there's another one that might! In this short video from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, The Cat sings a song about trying different solutions and not giving up.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Trains

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Dr. Scott joins a train conductor to learn about trains. The conductor teaches us that train tracks are made of two very long metal pieces called rails that run along side each other and are connected by a piece of wood and a tie. He also explains that trains are made up of many different types of cars, including a caboose, a passenger car, and an engine.

Bob the Builder | Constructing a Class Zoo

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In the episode "Bear Mountain," Bob and his team must build an enclosure for a bear at the Fixham Zoo. Wendy explains that a habitat is the surroundings where you live. In this activity, children will investigate different animal habitats, and construct one with a shoebox and some creativity! 

What is Construction? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids that construction starts with a plan and requires teamwork. Construction workers use lots of different materials and shapes.

Murray Experiment: Boat | Sesame Street

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What helps a boat to float? Let's experiment with Murray to find out! This resource teaches skills in engineering.

Read a Good Book: Taking Junk Apart | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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KIDS Clubhouse Adventures kids read and discover more about junk! When dismantling their junk, kids find many shapes, textures, simple machines and other tiny parts that make up old electronics!

How Do Mars Rovers Work Together? | Ready Jet Go!

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Go Beep, you can do it! In this clip from Ready Jet Go!, Jet and his friends watch Beep cross a ravine in the Mars Yard. Dr. Rafferty and Bergs explain that they will give the same commands they gave Beep to her sister Boop on Mars. That way, Boop can cross the ravine on the real Mars. Booyah!

Airport Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids go to the airport and learn about aircraft. They sit in the cockpit, watch the helicopter being fueled, see the helicopter fly vertically and horizontally, and visit an airplane museum. Come fly with KidVision VPK!

Bob the Builder | Toothpick Challenge

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Bob and his team work to make buildings stronger and better as they learn from their mistakes. In this activity, children will be challenged to build a tall structure with toothpicks, while being encouraged to evaluate and try different methods. 

Bob the Builder | Pyramid Construction

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Most pyramids have a square base and four triangle sides. Bob and his crew build the new Spring City square pyramid to house a new exhibition for the museum. After watching this segment have students build a pyramid with cubes. 

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