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Pre-K Science Resources

Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: App
Play with shadows, control the weather, roll and slide objects down a ramp, choose the best materials for an umbrella – all while building science inquiry skills and learning core science concepts. 
Skill: The child will demonstrate scientific inquiry skills.
Georgia Standard: CD-SC1, CD-SC4
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Students observe and sort soils samples according to physical attributes and make the connection between healthy soils, healthy plants, healthy vegetables, and healthy people.
Skill: The child will demonstrate knowledge related to the dynamic properties of earth and sky.
Georgia Standard: CD-SC2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Water? Wa-ter. Such a funny Earth word. But life here literally wouldn't exist without this amazing substance. Luckily, you can find it all around: Lakes, rainforests, and even in Antarctica! But does water exist in the same form... or can it change? And if it can... how?
Skill: The child will demonstrate knowledge related to the dynamic properties of earth and sky.
Georgia Standard: CD-SC2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Teach your students about the properties of water and other liquids, and the differences between solids and liquids by using this set of Teacher Guides from the PBS KIDS show Ready Jet Go! What makes liquid water different from frozen, solid water? How does temperature affect the state of water? With a little help from Jet and his friends Sidney, Sean, and Mindy, your students will explore the various properties of water in both its liquid and solid forms. From finding the best tool to carry water to dissolving a homemade comet, your classroom will engage in fun activities to broaden their understanding of material properties. In this guide, videos from Ready Jet Go! are used to demonstrate these concepts, and make your students' scientific inquiry truly out of this world! "
Skill: The child will demonstrate knowledge related to the dynamic properties of earth and sky.
Georgia Standard: CD-SC2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Students explore similarities and differences in the life cycle of organisms and are introduced to the process of metamorphosis.
Skill: The child will demonstrate knowledge related to living things and their environments.
GA Standard: CD-SC3 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Will a toy car float? How about a tin pie plate? In this short video from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Nick and Sally test some objects in their backyard wading pool, to see what will float and what won't. 
Skill: The child will demonstrate knowledge related to physical science.
GA Standard: CD-SC4 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
What happens to recyclables after the truck picks them up? In this short video, follow a plastic bottle from the recycle bin through the recycling process.
Skill: The child will demonstrate an awareness of and the need to protect his/her environment.
GA Standard: CD-SC5 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Daniel learns that recycling means turning something old into something new. He imagines the recycling bins singing about cleaning up bottles, paper, and cans. Teach kids what it means to recycle and help them understand the importance of cleaning up.
Skill: The child will demonstrate an awareness of and the need to protect his/her environment.
GA Standard: CD-SC5