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Animal Families | Everyday Learning

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Families are our introduction to society. By living and growing within a small connected group, we are prepared for encounters with larger groups within society. Animal families provide a great example of similarities and differences within various family groups. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

ArtQuest: Science and Art

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MTSU professors Michael Baggarly, Kim Dummons & Jarrod Houghton create a bronze sculpture using science.

Music | What's Good

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Venture into the private studios of music producers Peter Cottontale and Thelonius Martin to see how they work. Music is scientific: sound is produced when something vibrates, and those vibrations are brought to the ear as sound waves. Learn about the science of sound and discover how good vibes can move you and your kids.

For use at home with your children, see our Science of Music and Sound Lesson Plan!

Carving Pumpkins

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, the Pteranodon and Lambeosaurus families carve pumpkins.

Dance | What's Good

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Harness the science of movement as you learn about the physics of rotation with break-dancers Tori Torsion, B-Girl Eren and B-Boy Evol; make time to dance, twirl, climb, run, jump, or slide with your kids, as these early experiences with forces and motion will ignite their curiosity and provide a foundation for future science study.

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

Bubble Prints

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In this video, watch as children make bubble prints with water, a straw and paper. Bubble Prints is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.

Curious George: Going Green

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George transforms his "junk" collection into a work of art and helps his friends become the winners of Pretty City Day in this video excerpt from Curious George: Junky Monkey. In the accompanying lesson plan, children make boats with materials that might have otherwise been discarded. In sailing their boats, they also learn about how air can make objects move.

This resource is part of the Curious George STEM Collection.

What is Junk? | 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 invites kids to reuse their junk in new and creative ways, and reminds us to recycle when you can find no more new uses for your junk!

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.

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.

The Rolie Polie | Sid the Science Kid

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Using this resource group, students learn about scientific observation using a magnifying glass. Sid loves his rolie polie bugs, but they're so little he can't figure out how they move. At school, Sid and his friends explore their world using the magnifying glass to make things look bigger, like freckles on their skin, little pebbles, and rolie polie legs! The resource group includes an English and Spanish version of 5 video clips, as well as the associated Science Adventures Curriculum Guide. Watch Sid here or go to http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/sid-the-science-kid/ to download the science adventures video clips.

Ready Jet Go! - Exploring Gravity | Science Crafts for Kids

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Explore gravity with a catapult! On Ready Jet Go!, Jet and his friends learn about gravity, the force that brings us back down when we jump. In this activity, your child can explore gravity by launching a ball from a catapult and then watching gravity pull the ball back down to Earth. Talk about gravity with your kids, and get directions to make a catapult in the included PDF.

Sid's Amazing Invention | Sid the Science Kid

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In this episode of Sid the Science Kid, Sid learns all about the lever, a simple machine used to lift heavy objects.

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!

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