Early Education

  • Curious George: Blast Off!

    George travels in a rocket to the International Space Station in this video excerpt from Curious George’s Rocket Ride. In the accompanying lesson plan, children build and launch their own air-powered rockets, exploring air’s power to move objects and testing different designs.

    This resource is part of the Curious George STEM Collection.

    Grades: PreK-4
  • Coin Toss | Cyberchase Games

    Try this virtual coin toss machine to see what happens if you tossed a coin 100 times, 1000 times or even 10,000 times. Learn about probability in this interactive Cyberchase activity.

    Grades: 7
  • Arnie Gets to Ride the Train - Dinosaur Train | PBS KIDS Lab

    In this Dinosaur Train clip, children will learn about measurement, which is size correspondence and capacity. Tiny has an idea for fitting Arnie and the Sauropods on the Dinosaur train.

    Este video se centra en ayudar a niños con medición, o correspondencia tamaño y capacidad. Tiny tiene una idea para el montaje de Arnie y los saurópodos en el tren.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Fetch! Science Activities: Float My Boat | PBS Kids

    Even large ships weighing hundreds of thousands of tons stay afloat. But how? When a boat floats, it settles into the water, pushing the water aside to make room for itself. But it's a two-way pushing match, the water pushes back on the bottom and sides of the boat. This force, called buoyancy, holds the boat up.  In this activity, kids investigate floating by building tinfoil boats and loading them with pennies until they sink. Through testing, kids will discover an important pattern: the boat's size and shape make a difference in how much of a load it can carry. Time to roll up the shirtsleeves and dive in!

    Grades: 1-6
  • Kitchen Tour with Mixie | Fizzy's Lunch Lab

    In this Fizzy's Lunch Lab interactive, students take a tour of Fizzy's kitchen with Mixie and learn the function of each kitchen appliance. For instance, students will learn that a food processor is used to chop up solid foods, or that the refrigerator is where all perishable foods are stored at cooler temperatures.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Can You Dig It? - Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    In this Martha Speaks interactive story students discover how plants and animals depend on each other in an ecosystem. Fallen leaves decay; earthworms eat the leaves and fertilize the dirt. Then trees use the fertilized soil to grow. When used as a part of Martha’s True Stories Buddies Program, buddy pairs engage with the interactive story and then talk and write as they draw a habitat they have seen that includes an ecosystem. To familiarize yourself with the program, begin by reading the Martha's True Stories Buddies Program: Overview.

    Grades: K-5
  • Chicken Blast-off - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this game resource to help children foster the skills of using 3-D shapes to build a spaceship that is just the right size and shape for its passengers. Peg shows them what they need: “We need a spaceship that’s big enough for 3 chickens AND Pig!” 

    Este juego ayudará a niños a usar figuras tridimensionales para construir una nave espacial que sea del tamaño y forma de los pasajeros. Peg les mostrará lo que necesitan: "¡Necesitamos una nave espacial que sea lo suficientemente grande para 3 pollos y Pig!". 

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Pan Balance - Sid the Science Kid | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this game resource to teach children how to get a weight measurement using a pan balance scale, and ordering items by weight. They can help May weigh stones using a pan balance scale, then order each stone from lightest to heaviest.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Alpha Pig's Coconut Game - Super Why! | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this video to teach children letter identification. Alpha Pig uses his alphabet tools to catch coconuts falling from trees.

    Utiliza este vídeo par enseñar a niños identificación de letras. Alpha Pig utiliza sus herramientas alfabeto para coger cocos que caen de árboles.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Famous Aardvark Breakfast Sludge - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use this video to teach children the aardvark's diet, its digging habits, and what the word "insectivore" means. Chris and Martin get a closer look at an aardvark's diet.

    Utiliza este vídeo par enseñar a niños la dieta del cerdo hormiguero, sus hábitos de excavación, y lo que la palabra "insectívoro " significa. Chris y Martin investigan la dieta de un cerdo hormiguero.

    Grades: 1-3
  • Kerry and Jalen

    Watch a preschool teacher differentiate assistance for students at a writing center as they copy names on a paper.

    Grades: PreK, 13+
  • Morning Message

    Watch a morning writing activity in a PreK classroom to see how the students control both the content of the message and its purpose.

    Grades: PreK, 13+
  • Signing In

    Watch a group of preschool students signing their names on a classroom chart paper to see the range of writing and spelling abilities displayed at this grade level.

    Grades: PreK, 13+
  • Learning Letters: Emphasis on Letter and Sound

    Watch this video in which a teacher focuses on beginning sounds of words and uses knowledge of letter names to develop student knowledge of letter sounds.

    Grades: PreK-2, 13+
  • Learning Letters: Emphasis on Letter Identification

    Watch a PreK class engaged in a shared reading of an alphabet book. Notice how the teacher enhances instruction with techniques that develop students' oral language during the reading of the book.

    Grades: PreK-2, 13+
  • What Makes Your Friends Happy?

    Watch as a PreK class participates in a shared writing activity in which a teacher creates a Language Experience Chart on friendship.

    Grades: PreK, 13+
  • Article: Encouraging Curiosity | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Learn about early childhood engagement in science and nature in this article from The Fred Rogers' Company. Children are naturally curious, and finding ways to encourage that sense of discovery is the first step on a long journey in exploring the natural world.

    Grades: PreK-1, 13+
  • ACE - Adverse Childhood Experiences

    In these videos, students will learn about how early exposure to family violence, abusive treatment, neglect, alcohol and drug abuse, or separated/divorced parents can lead to health and social problems, risk-taking behaviors, and a shortened lifespan. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) can last a lifetime, but they don't have to. Safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and communities can break the cycle of abuse and maltreatment.

    Grades: 9-13+