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Science

Science is how we learn about the world around us. Scientific discovery is based on curiosity, which young children have so much of! Their desire to explore and their constant questions about the world make them natural scientists.

Plays: 247

Let's Build It!

Help Prairie Dawn build a castle, playground, and bridge!
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Your child can be an engineer at home! Encourage him to plan and build a house for a stuffed animal using recycled materials, household objects, or blocks. How tall does it need to be? How wide?
Plays: 670

Elmo with Plants

Elmo imagines himself around plants.
1:12 Runtime
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With your child, take a walk around the neighborhood and look at all the different kinds of plants. Do you see a tree, flowers, or a bush? Talk about what plants need to grow.
Plays: 259

Planets, Moon and Stars

Elmo imagines he can travel through space.
1:23 Runtime
Plays: 425

Going to Outer Space

Elmo, Abby, and Rosita pretend to be astronauts going to outer space.
1:4 Runtime
Plays: 10

Papermaking Song

A country song about making your own paper.
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 3

Postcard From Space Camp

Kids show us what space camp is like.
5:11 Runtime
Plays: 579

Train Track Engineers

Engineer a train track to pick up Grover.
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Be engineers at home! Ask, ?What materials in our house could we use to build a fort we can crawl inside?? Encourage your child to design and build an indoor fort using pillows, chairs, and blankets.
Plays: 227

OK Go Color

Make art using primary colors with the band ?Ok Go?.
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Put blue finger paint on one hand and yellow on the other. Guess what color they make when mixed together. Mix the paints and see what happens. What other colors can you mix together?
Plays: 206

Snow Monster Maker

Transform rain to snow and make a snow monster!
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Do a melting experiment at home. Put an ice cube in a sunny spot and another one in a shady spot. Ask your child which ice cube he thinks will melt first. Observe and see what happens!
Plays: 941

Ernie's Dinosaur Day Care

Feed and play with dinosaurs!
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Teach your child about animals! Talk about animals that live in different habitats. What kind of animals live in the jungle? The ocean? The arctic? Talk about what they eat, how they sleep and how they get clean!
Plays: 370

Song: Hot and Cold

A song from the episode Music Magic
2:37 Runtime
Plays: 125

Sink or Float

See if it sinks or floats with Cookie Monster!
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Do your own sink or float investigation at bath time with bottles of shampoo, toys, and soap. Make a hypothesis about whether you think each item will sink or float, then try it out!

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