FETCH! focuses on real world science, featuring activities where students pursue questions, conduct experiments, and actively investigate the world around them. Take a real world approach to science with these activities from FETCH! 

  • Birthday Calculator Math | FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Using a calculator to solve a repeat addition problem and then solving the same problem with multiplication is a great way to introduce your class to the relationship between addition and multiplication. When the problem involves groups of weeks and months, students learn about the calendar as well.

    Grades: 1-3,13+
  • Keeping Track of My Day | FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

    Creating a daily schedule helps students organize events in a sequence and associate events with a time of day, important skills for learning to measure time. This activity can be used in your classroom to help students understand the concept of time of day and the concept of sequencing.

    Grades: 1-3,13+
  • The Balloon Challenge - FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman | PBS KIDS Lab

    Compare the weight of objects using a scale. With your class, watch as two contestants measure the weight of different gases using balloons and a scale. Then ask your students to try their own luck by playing Helga's Game.

    Grades: 2-5