Based on Random House’s best-selling Beginner Book collection “The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library™,” the TV series and online resources are designed to cultivate positive views about science and scientists among the next generation—the children who will become tomorrow’s citizens and innovators—and help families and teachers build communities of science explorers. In each program, the Cat in the Hat and his friends Sally and Nick go on a science adventure such as shrinking to bee-size to explore a hive and discover how honey is made; flying with birds to discover how and why they migrate; diving inside flowers to find out more about the animals that depend on them to live; or taking a snowcat to the Arctic to explore freezing and melting. Guided by the Cat, the children figure things out by engaging in science inquiry. They ask questions, make observations, make predictions, plan investigations, collect data, make discoveries, and generate and discuss ideas about how the world works.
Chemistry & Physics consists of two series teaching high school college preparatory chemistry and physics. Chemistry: A Study of Matter and Physics Fundamentals provides instructional content delivered through thirty-minute episodes and integrated classroom materials. Episodes provide content while giving cues for the classroom teacher to pause the program and interact with students, engaging them in discussions, problem-solving, and laboratory activities. The website includes the episodes streamed on demand, note taking guides and worksheets. A CD of Teacher Materials is available to Georgia educators upon request.
Count On It! is a fun and innovative way to teach children mathematics. This video series features two puppets, Blossom and Snappy, who love finding math in everyday situations. Blossom and Snappy can be found shopping, baking, event planning, decorating and visiting attractions. The website contains lesson plans, activity ideas, and interactive games.
Exploring the world around him with wonder and intrigue, Curious George embodies the preschool child's potential in the field of science. George's desire to use his four little hands to skillfully take things apart and figure out how they work exposes children to the basic concepts of engineering. And his interactions with patterns, measurements, and geometric shapes introduces early mathematical concepts. Science, engineering, and mathematics are disciplines representing years of accumulated knowledge. The objective of the series is to help children appreciate these disciplines and the wealth of knowledge contained in them. Appreciation and understanding begins for young children with exploration, observation, discovery, and most importantly, curiosity. Curious about the world around them, children begin to observe properties, discover how things work, and, ultimately, develop scientific thought processes.
Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. Each of the 40 half-hour episodes features Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex, and includes two 11-minute animated stories along with brief live action segments hosted by renowned paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson. Young viewers can join Buddy and his adoptive Pteranodon family on a whimsical voyage through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans, as they unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history and paleontology. The learning and fun are continued on the web site, where users can play games with their favorite characters, print activity pages and watch clips from the show.
DinoVentures is a series of fun, interactive games with GPB's resident paleontologist, Professor Ridley, as your guide. Children enter the museum and choose from a variety of educational experiences learning about colors, shapes and playing matching and puzzle games.
FAST FORWARD is an original production of GPB Media in partnership with the Governor’s Office and the Georgia Department of Education. The series consists of video segments that present Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (the STEM curriculum) concepts in a fun, entertaining and informative way by demonstrating how employees in businesses and organizations across the state are applying the topic matter in their jobs. The website includes the episodes streaming on demand, teachable moments and a link to the production blog.
Launch Pad is the edited version of FAST FORWARD for elementary learners. FAST FORWARD is an original production of GPB Media in partnership with the Governor’s Office and the Georgia Department of Education. The series consists of video segments that present Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (the STEM curriculum) concepts in a fun, entertaining and informative way by demonstrating how employees in businesses and organizations across the state are applying the topic matter in their jobs.
Matheez is brought to you by the same group that produces Redeez. Math concepts are taught with catchy original songs, and charming illustrations. A Mathee is a short video that semi-magically teaches math. The secret? The words you hear are the words you see. Learning disguised as smiling!
Wry and distinctive visual humor, charming plotlines, and lovable characters combine with a comprehensive science program to attract and engage kids three to five years old. Set in and around a pond, a bush, and a tin can, the show follows a newly hatched chicken named Peep, and his friends Chirp and Quack (a robin and a duck), on their daily adventures. Surrounding them is a large urban park — a place of great wonder and mystery, a place they are forever eager to explore, a place they call "the big wide world."
Sid the Science Kid is a television series and interactive website for children 3-6 and the adults who care for them. To support science learning, Sid takes advantage of kids’ instinctive quest to figure out the world as well as their growing sense of humor. The desire to understand underlies all scientific exploration, and preschoolers’ questions often involve the same big ideas that scientists investigate. Kids who ask, “Why are the leaves falling off the trees? Why are my shoes too small? Where’d my snowman go?” – are wondering about transformation and change. “What’s hair for? Why are my teeth different shapes? How do birds fly, and why can’t I?” are questions about form and function. Research tells us that young children already know something about these big ideas. Sid is ready to help them learn more.
Wild Kratts joins the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure as the duo travels to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal's life and showcases a rarely seen wildlife moment, all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers' brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love. The educational goals of Wild Kratts are to: teach six to eight-year-old viewers natural history and age-appropriate science by building on their natural interest in animals; develop and strengthen basic skills of observation and investigation that children will use increasingly as they continue their study of science; build excitement in science that will remain with them throughout their lives.