Curious George STEM

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Active learning begins with curiosity! The Curious George STEM Collection is a great way to help young children understand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, such as measuring, building, and simple machines. Lesson plans with Curious George videos offer hands-on investigations and exciting new learning opportunities that will inspire children to explore the world around them. As students ask questions, predict outcomes, share observations, and formulate theories, they establish the science skills and “habits of mind” that lead to academic success and lifelong learning. You may also want to check out the interactive whiteboard games specifically designed for teachers!


  • Curious George: Blast Off!

    Watch a video from “Curious George’s Rocket Ride,” in which the inquisitive monkey goes up in space in a rocket. Then follow along as children build their own rockets and perform tests to figure out how to make them fly faster and further.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Curious George: Build a Wall

    Watch a Curious George video from “Keep Out Cows” that will help students explore the elements of construction. Then follow along as students design, build, and test out walls made from various materials.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Curious George: Pigeon Perch

    Watch a video from “Curious George’s Home for Pigeons,” about designing a home for a bird. Then follow along as students investigate what it takes to make an object stand upright and learn about the engineering design process.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Curious George: Ramp-n-Roll

    Students explore ramps and how different objects roll, slide, or stop on a ramp. They then watch a Curious George video, “Hundley’s Great Escape,” in which George must build a ramp to help his dog friend Hundley.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Curious George: Sort It Out!

    Watch a Curious George video that shows the curious monkey sorting a collection of dogs into different groups. Then follow along as students put the concept into action by doing a variety of sorting and grouping activities.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Curious George: Sail a Boat

    Students are introduced to the concept of reducing, recycling, and reusing by watching a Curious George video, “Junky Monkey.” Watch as they then recycle materials to make and sail a boat.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Curious George: Tool Time

    After exploring what tools are and who uses them, children watch a video from “Camping with Hundley,” in which George uses tools to build a shelter, start a fire, and cook. Children then categorize tools by matching them to the jobs people do.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Curious George: Measure Up

    To learn about different ways to measure, students watch a video from “George Measures Up,” which shows Curious George uses a measuring tape to measure a tall building. Students then create their own measuring tool to use.

    Grades: PreK-1

Funder: Funder: Producer: Producer: Funder: CURIOUS GEORGE is a production of Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston, and Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC. Executive producers are Ron Howard (Imagine), Brian Grazer (Imagine), Ellen Cockrill (Universal), Carol Greenwald (WGBH), Dorothea Gillim (WGBH), Jon Shapiro and David Kirschner. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. Television series: ©2014. Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. The PBS KIDS logo is a registered mark of PBS and is used with permission. Proud Sponsors of Curious George® on PBS KIDS® are Stride Rite Children's Group, LLC.,, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.