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!

    Curious George is the only one who can restock the International Space Station with supplies, which means he's going up to space in a rocket! After students watch the video, they build and launch their own air-powered rockets, which they test and retest to determine the best design.

    Grades: PreK-4,13+
  • Curious George: Build a Wall

    Curious George tries to build a wall to keep the cows from munching on a flowerbed. He uses newspapers attached to a clothesline, but will they be strong enough to keep Leslie Cow and her friends away? Students explore various building materials as they plan, construct, and then test out their own walls. He uses newspapers attached to a clothesline, but will they be strong enough to keep Leslie Cow and her friends away? Students explore various building materials as they plan, construct, and then test out their own walls.

    Grades: PreK-4,13+
  • Curious George: Pigeon Perch

    Curious George wants to make Compass the pigeon the perfect perch so the bird can feel right at home. But it takes a lot of research to figure out how to build a tall object that won't collapse. Students learn about the design process by researching their ideas outdoors, experimenting with what it takes to make a tall object stand upright and be stable, then comparing and documenting their work.

    Grades: PreK-4,13+
  • Curious George: Ramp-n-Roll

    Curious George and the cat, Gnocchi, can easily climb out through a window in the basement when the door closes behind them. Now George must figure out how to build a ramp so that Hundley, a little dachshund, can get out, too. Before watching the Curious George video, students play with ramps and things that roll in order to understand simple machines. Afterwards, they conduct additional experiments with ramps.

    Grades: PreK-4,13+
  • Curious George: Sort It Out!

    Sort the dogs into different groups with Curious George. This video focuses on classifying objects by various attributes, sorting, and counting.

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

    Curious George sees treasures where others see trash. He transforms his "junk" collection into a masterpiece -- reusing and recycle items from the street. Will the mayor declare George and his friends the winners of Pretty City Day? Using materials that might have otherwise been discarded, children reuse them to make and sail a boat. They also learn about how air can make an object move.

    Grades: PreK-4,13+
  • Curious George: Tool Time

    Curious George needs to use his camping skills after a storm knocks out the electricity that powers the Doorman's van. He uses a mallet to build a shelter, a lighter to start a fire, and sticks to cook hot dogs. After children explore what tools are, who uses them, and how the design of a tool matches its function, they play a game in which they match (and categorize) tools used by different professions. Children then imagine a job they'd like to do someday and a tool they might use.

    Grades: PreK-1,13+
  • Curious George: Measure Up

    Problem solve about how to measure a building with Curious George. This video focuses on different ways to measure a large object using standard and nonstandard units.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Curious George: Five Senses

    Explore how people and other animals use the five senses to learn about the world around them in a video excerpt from Curious George: Oh Deer. Follow George and his friend, Bill, as they use the five senses to search for a way to keep deer from eating the garden flowers. Then celebrate with George and Bill as they find a solution to the problem by using the sense of taste. After watching the video, have children identify and record mystery items by using their five senses––smelling, touching, seeing, hearing, and tasting.

    Grades: PreK-1

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