Everyday Science for Preschoolers


The Everyday Science collection builds on children’s natural sense of curiosity, wonder, and discovery to create an interest in science that will be a foundation for school success.

  • How a Frog Becomes a Frog | Everyday Learning

    Many animals look like tiny versions of their parents when they’re born, but not frogs! Follow our narrator and her grandpa as they observe the events leading up to our amphibian friend, the frog, becoming a frog.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • What Comes from an Egg? | Everyday Learning

    Chickens hatch from eggs, but what about other animals? Explore our narrator’s book to learn about a variety of animals from spiders to platypuses that start their lives as eggs.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • Let's Look at the Moon | Everyday Learning

    Why does the moon follow you when you’re riding along in a car? Ask this and other simple astronomy questions directly to the moon in this short animation. And then get students outside to explore the sky for themselves!

    Grades: PreK-3
  • Let's Be Scientists | Everyday Learning

    What does it take to be a scientist? Spend the day with our narrator and his dog, Potato, as they draw conclusions and perform experiments to prove and disprove predictions. Students can make their own guesses throughout the animation.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Let's Have Fun With Simple Machines | Everyday Learning

    There’s a lot to explore at the playground, but what is the science behind that teeter-totter or slide? Discover how incorporating simple machines into playground equipment affects or influences their functionality while having some fun with our narrator and her dinosaur, Rex.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Clouds and Weather | Everyday Learning

    This video, featuring original stop-motion animation, is a fun way for children to learn about different types of clouds and their relationship to weather. It encourages young children to develop their powers of observation, an important component of the scientific method. After seeing the video, children can watch for cloud patterns in the sky and observe what these clouds signal about weather changes. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Let's Look Inside Our Body | Everyday Learning

    Why do we have bones? What do they do? What are they called? This animated video shows how bones are important to everyday tasks and movements. The spine, rib cage, tibia, femur and skull are shown within a body shape. Various parts of the body are featured.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Let's Experiment | Everyday Learning

    It’s fun to experiment! In this short demonstration, learn about chemical reactions, and what can happen when basic ingredients are mixed together. The video’s three featured experiments start out simple and grow in complexity.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Mixing Colors | Everyday Learning

    What color do you get when you mix blue and yellow? Children learn about mixing two colors to create a new color in this original animated video from KET.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Sink or Float? | Everyday Learning

    Show students how easy it is to experiment while introducing them to the concept of buoyancy, in this fun video demonstration. Students are asked whether they think an item will sink or float, the item is then dropped into a fish tank, and the results are charted.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Will It Stick? | Everyday Learning

    Show students how easy it is to experiment while introducing them to the concept of magnets, in this fun demonstration video. Students are asked whether they think an item will stick or not to a magnet, the item is then tested, and the results are charted.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • What Do You Hear? | Everyday Learning

    What sort of sounds do you hear at night? In this short video, kids explore their senses by stopping to listen to nighttime noises. Students can make their own guesses throughout the video, and then learn a little more about what they heard.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • What's an Insect? | Everyday Learning

    WWhat makes an insect and insect? Explore our narrator’s backyard to get an up close look at some tiny friends. Students will learn the common characteristics of insects, and why other creepy-crawly creatures like spiders and worms are NOT insects.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • What's a Reptile? | Everyday Learning

    Explore our narrator’s backyard to get an up close look at some scaled friends. Students will learn about what makes a reptile a reptile and fun facts about different types of reptiles – turtles, snakes, and lizards.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • From Seed to Fruit | Interactive | Everyday Learning

    From Seed to Fruit takes children through the different stages of growth in the life of a cherry tomato plant. Planting a seed in a cup and watching it grow over time is a wonderful way to introduce the life cycle to young children.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • A Tail Like This | Interactive | Everyday Learning

    Humans and animals share some common features. We use our eyes to see, our nose to smell and our ears to hear. Animals use those same features to help them survive by finding food and sense danger. A Tail Like This will help children learn more about the features of a few common animals they may see everyday.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Creating Colors | Interactive | Everyday Learning

    What color do you get when you mix blue and yellow? Children learn about mixing two colors to create a new color in this original interactive from KET.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Backyard Animals | Everyday Learning

    Take a field trip in your own backyard. Backyard Animals, introduces children to animals they might find just outside the back door or in a nearby park.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Backyard Birds | Everyday Learning

    Take a field trip in your own backyard. Backyard Birds, introduces children to feathered friends they might find just outside the back door or in a nearby park.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Backyard Plants | Everyday Learning

    Take a field trip in your own backyard. Backyard Plants, introduces children to plant life they might find just outside the back door or in a nearby park.

    Grades: PreK-2

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