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Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

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30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

A - Z Overview

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Watch and learn how to explore career options from A to Z with the Lab Squad kids as they meet and interview career professionals.

Measuring for an Exact Fit

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In this Cyberchase video segment, Matt and Jackie must figure out how to construct rectangular lids that match the size of two boxes precisely. They enlist the carpentry skills of one of the Three Little Pigs, who shows them how to use different tools to accurately measure the rectangular lids. For the first box, Jackie finds that she can easily trace the box to make a lid that fits perfectly. The second box cannot be traced, so Matt and Jackie decide to measure the sides of the box and then use the measurements to cut a rectangle of equal size out of a piece of Herculanium.

Cyberchase | Patterns in Nature

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca wants to learn why her plants keep dying, so she transports them in a carriage to the New York Botanical Garden. A helpful plant expert shows her some patterns in plants, including bilateral and rotational symmetry, before discovering the pattern that may be killing Bianca's plants.

Lifting with Levers

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Jackie, Matt, and Inez try to move a stack of slabs blocking a doorway. They decide to use a long board as a lever, but they soon realize they need a longer board in order to move the heavy slabs. The problem is that they are not sure exactly how long the lever should be. Since they do not have the time to try out levers of varying lengths, Inez decides to construct a scale model. While testing their model levers, they learn about the relationship between the length of a lever and its lifting capability.

Is It Square?

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See three techniques for determining whether a rectangle truly has square corners. Learn more about construction technologies in this animation from Design Squad Nation.

Predicting the Angle of a Bouncing Ball

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In this Cyberchase video segment, the CyberSquad is trapped in a cave. Inez and Digit have the key to escape, but there is an enormous block of ice in their way. In order to get the key to Jackie and Matt, who are on the other side of the cave, the CyberSquad decides to slide the key along the ice until it bounces off the cave wall and travels to the other side. Since they do not want to risk losing the key, they decide to use a small model. While testing the various aiming points, the CyberSquad learns about angles of reflection.

Episode 210 - Blossom and Snappy Go to the Zoo, Part II | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy help Robbie prepare for her math class by drawing pictures of animals that her students will be able to sort. But in order to find out what certain animals look like, Blossom and Snappy visit the zoo again.

Cyberchase: Is There a Problem?

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In this media-rich activity from Cyberchase, students learn that drinking plenty of water is important for good health but the plastic water bottles they drink from can lead to trash problems. They gather data and use multiplication, sampling, and proportion to determine the magnitude of the problem. Then, they brainstorm ideas on how to reduce the number of disposable containers.

Cyberchase | Power Up Game

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Learn more about this card game where players explore how to power up different locations using solar panels.

PBS Parents | Full-Time Kid

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Meet Mya in this media gallery from PBS Parents FullTimeKid! She's a full-time kid and proud of it. Her job is sharing fun educational tricks, cute crafts, songs and surprises that kids and parents will enjoy.

Episode 209 - Blossom and Snappy Go to the Zoo, Part I | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy visit the zoo and compare the animals in many different ways including size and where they come from. They write thank you notes to Robbie for the bathrobes she made from them, but Snappy has a difficult time finishing his. Digit finishes Snappy's letter to Robbie, and Robbie thinks that Snappy wrote it.

How to Deal with a Saffron Slimer | Odd Squad

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Oscar uses a pan balance to compare weights, and explains what you should do if you come across a Saffron Slimer.

Unlucky 13 | The Odd Squad

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Learn about identifying patterns with the Odd Squad. Olive's favorite basketball team is having trouble with the number 13 on the court.

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