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Keep Going | PBS KIDS ScratchJr

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The PBS KIDS ScratchJr app can be integrated into a multitude of learning contexts. How will you use the app?

Coding is a Kind of Storytelling | PBS KIDS ScratchJr

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Explore how coding and storytelling can go hand-in-hand as children create projects utilizing their favorite PBS KIDS characters in the app.

Yet Another Tree Problem - PEG + CAT | PBS KIDS ScratchJr

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Join Peg+ Cat in this fun problem-solving adventure! Peg is stuck on the top of a tree, and Cat is trying hard to help her climb down. What solution do you think they will come up with?

The ISS in Space | Ready Jet Go!

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How does the International Space Station (ISS) stay up in space? In this clip from Ready Jet Go!, Face 9000 explains that the ISS is able to stay in orbit due to its high speed.

Rovers and Solar Power | Ready Jet Go!

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Did you know that Jet is fluent in "beep"? In this clip from Ready Jet Go!, Jet uses his amazing translation skills for a rover named Beep. He and his friends discover that Beep has a twin sister rover on Mars named Boop, and that both of them use solar panels to gain energy from the sun.

What is Programming? | Ready Jet Go!

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How do people talk to computers? In this clip from Ready Jet Go!, Jet and his friends learn about computer programming from Dr. Rafferty. They demonstrate how it works by using colored playing blocks to signify different computer commands.

STEM from the START | Materials 7

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The Quinks meet Meghan, a civil engineer. She explains how she builds things like roads and how it is important that she pick the right materials so the road are strong and smooth enough for cars to drive on. Meghan challenges students to use tape and construction paper to build a bridge between books.

How Do Satellites Work? | Ready Jet Go!

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Where do TV signals come from? In this clip from Ready Jet Go!, Jet is amazed to find out that television shows are actually broadcast from other locations through satellites. A satellite orbits the Earth at high speed and sends signals from transmitters to receivers all around the world.

Is It Long Enough? - Video | The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

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Nick and Sally find a bamboo stalk that they want to use as a bridge. It’s definitely strong enough... but is it long enough? 

Is it Strong Enough? - Video | The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

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After they realize the bamboo stalk is too short, Nick and Sally try to find something longer. A leaf from the banana cabana tree is the perfect length...but will it be strong enough to support their weight? Time to call on Thing 1 and Thing 2 to test it out!

Kid Inventor: Tennis Ball Picker-Upper

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The tennis ball picker-upper featured in this video segment from ZOOM is a very simple yet clever invention. Its young inventor explains what inspired him to create it and then takes viewers step-by-step through its construction. The video effectively demonstrates many of the steps of the engineering design process: identify a problem, need, or want; brainstorm; design a solution; then build the device, test it, and refine it as needed.

Kid Inventor: Newspaper Crank

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In this video segment from ZOOM, a young inventor named Andrew demonstrates the machine he engineered to fold newspapers for his paper route. Turning a crank handle puts the first fold in a paper, and sliding a wooden shelf makes the second fold. Once the paper is folded this way, Andrew can easily slip a rubber band over it and go about his deliveries quickly and efficiently.

Electronic Gadgets

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In this animated video from LOOP SCOOPS, Oliver and his sister Gabby visit LOOP headquarters, where they take a quiz about Oliver's computer game. The kids are surprised to learn that the parts in the game device came from 18 different countries and traveled 228,000 miles; that the game device contains titanium, gold, and mercury; and that millions of discarded the game devices have ended up in landfills. After learning this, Oliver decides to keep his current the game device rather than getting a new one.

Robotics | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek defines a robot, explains the 4 parts of a robot, and informs us of some of the many different ways they are used.

Beaver Lodge - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

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Use this game resource to teach children how beavers build a cozy home for their family. Chris and Martin stumble into the cozy home of a family of beavers.

Utiliza este juego par enseñar a niños cómo los castores construyen un hogar para sus familias. Chris y Martin tropiezan en la casa de una familia de castores. 

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