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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!

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.

Max’s Diary: Theater Production | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max discovers his most important prop is broken on the eve of opening night. He decides to engineer a stronger, fancier prop and finishes just in time!

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.

Murray Experiment: Build a Bridge | Sesame Street

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How do you build a bridge? Can you design a bridge that is strong? Let's learn with Murray! This resource teaches skills in engineering.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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. 

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!

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