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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.

Bob the Builder | Constructing a Class Zoo

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In the episode "Bear Mountain," Bob and his team must build an enclosure for a bear at the Fixham Zoo. Wendy explains that a habitat is the surroundings where you live. In this activity, children will investigate different animal habitats, and construct one with a shoebox and some creativity! 

Bob the Builder | Toothpick Challenge

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Bob and his team work to make buildings stronger and better as they learn from their mistakes. In this activity, children will be challenged to build a tall structure with toothpicks, while being encouraged to evaluate and try different methods. 

Bob the Builder | Pyramid Construction

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Most pyramids have a square base and four triangle sides. Bob and his crew build the new Spring City square pyramid to house a new exhibition for the museum. After watching this segment have students build a pyramid with cubes. 

Bob the Builder | How Much Does It Weigh?

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Some objects are heavy and some are light! In this clip from Bob the Builder, Tiny estimates the weight of different objects he lifts with his crane. Watch the clip with your students and then experiment by testing heavy and light items. 

Bob the Builder | Does It Float?

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Some objects can float and others sink to the bottom! Bob and his team help clean up after a storm washes floating objects to the beach. After watching this clip from Bob the Builder, have children make predictions and test theories on the ability of different objects to float in water! 

Bob the Builder | Ice Cube Experiments

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In the episode "Muck on Ice," Bob and his team build an ice skating rink for the Spring City Rockets, and Muck learns the properties of water. Now it is time for children to experiment with ice to enhance observation skills. 

Bob the Builder | Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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In this clip, the team builds a habitat for butterflies and explores how a butterfly changes from an egg, to a caterpillar, pupa, and then a full-grown butterfly. After watching the clip, students can create butterflies with a toilet paper roll.