# Geometry

Math (X) - Preschool (X) - Geometry (X)

## Between the Lions - Letter Bit: Shapes

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Watch real kids introduce different shapes from their everyday lives. This video segment from Between the Lions focuses on recognizing and naming some of the shapes that can be found around you in your everyday life.

## Bob the Builder | Who Helps Build a Community?

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Just as Bob the Builder and his team manipulate their environment, preschoolers like to explore and manipulate their environments, too! They are natural builders! Blocks are meant to be stacked, blanket forts draped over furniture, or a stream of water dammed and redirected. In this activity, children are introduced to Bob's team and the important role each plays in planning and building a community.

## 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.

## Angles | What's Good

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Take the court with retired NBA star and current basketball analyst Kendall Gill to learn about the science of the perfect shot. We use angles every day—to build ramps and slides, steer a car, shoot basketballs, throw baseballs, and kick soccer balls. In fact, the science of angles is in almost every sport we play and every movement we make, so go out and play a game with your kids.

For use at home with your children, see our Science of Angles Lesson Plan!

## Fire Station Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids visit the fire station, where they learn about the parts of the fire truck, tour the station house, learn the importance of a fire drill and exit signs and demonstrate how to "Stop, Drop, and Roll."

## Tangrams | Everyday Learning

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Lots of familiar things can be made with the same simple shapes. This stop motion animation introduces tangrams to young students, while illustrating how shapes like triangles, rectangles, and parallelograms can create a variety of colorful animals.

## The Shell Show - The Cat in the Hat | PBS KIDS Lab

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Use this video resource to teach children how to compare objects by size. The Cat tries to find a new shell for a hermit crab.

Utiliza este juego par enseñar a niños a comparar objetos por tamaño. El gato intenta encontrar una nueva concha para un cangrejo.

## Measuring: Martha in the Doghouse

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Explore how mathematics can be used in construction with MARTHA SPEAKS. This video focuses on the importance of planning when problem solving and what it means to be an architect. After the video students can answer review questions in the interactive quiz.

## Even Bigger Than T. Rex! - Dinosaur Train | PBS KIDS Lab

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In this video clip, children will learn to compare the height and size of the dinosaurs. Tiny and Buddy observe the differences between big and small creatures.

Este video se centra en ayudar a niños para comparar la altura y el tamaño de los dinosaurios. Tiny y Buddy observan las diferencias entre las criaturas grandes y pequeñas.

## The Secret of a Good Tower - The Cat in the Hat | PBS KIDS Lab

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In this video, viewers will get inside a termite tower and learn why they don't fall down. Cat, Nick, and Sally meet Terry the Termite and learn about what makes a good termite tower.

En este video, espectadores van a mirar dentro de una torre de termitas y aprender porque no se caen. Cat, Nick, y Sally se reúnen con Terry y aprenden sobre lo que hace una buena torre de termitas.

## Bank & Money Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids visit SunTrust Bank and explore a real money collection.  They learn how to identify money, how to count money, how much money is worth, and how to manage a bank account.  Join them and help to count all the money!

## Shapes All Around Me | Everyday Learning

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This video from KET helps preschool students identify the shapes that surround them every day so that they can begin building a foundation for skills they will need in the future. Children often view shapes as play things like blocks and other toys. But being able to identify basic shapes and how they relate to each other is the foundation for understanding more complex geometrical and problem solving concepts.

## Kites Field Trip

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Let’s go fly a kite! Join Penny and the KidVision VPK kids at Skyward Kites. Learn about the shapes of kites, the parts of kites, kite safety, and how to make a kite! So much fun! Come fly with us!

## Shapes and Their Attributes - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

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Below you'll find a variety of resources to help teach children about shapes, as well as an educator's guide under the Support section. Join Peg the Bold and Brave Sir Cat as they investigate 2D and 3D shapes in the Magic Forest. This unit includes class activities, related video clips, online games, and activities to extend the learning at home.

For more Peg + Cat resources, visit our collection!

## My Better Half - Odd Squad | PBS KIDS Lab

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Use this video to teach children geometry, spatial sense, and symmetry. Someone is vandalizing all of the symmetrical objects in town! Can Olive and Otto figure out why?