Sid the Science Kid

The Sid the Science Kid on-air series and online resources provide many opportunities for teachers to introduce or reinforce early science concepts in the classroom.

The resources found in this collection help you explore each of the Sid concept cycles with activity ideas, video clips, and online games.

Help your students think, talk, and work like scientists do with activities that explore "Science Tools" with the Science Adventures curriculum. Students will learn about some of the tools that scientists use including magnifiers, charts, measuring tools, and science journals.

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  • Let's Measure! - Sid the Science Kid | PBS KIDS Lab

    This activity will help children understand non-standard measurement and comparing the measurements of one item to another. Experiment with different sizes of non-standard units such as paperclips and pencils.

    Esta actividad le ayudará a niños a entender las mediciones no estandarizadas y comparar las medidas de un objeto con las de otro. Experimenten con distintos tamaños de las mismas, como clips para papel y lápices.

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Searching for Symmetry - Sid the Science Kid | PBS KIDS Lab

    Use folding paper cutouts and mirrors to investigate lines of symmetry. This activity will help children understand symmetry and practice putting matching halves of an item together.

    Utiliza recortes de papel plegable y espejos para investigar líneas de simetría. Esta actividad ayudará a niños a entender simetría y practicar a juntar mitades a juego de un artículo.

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Sid the Science Kid: Sid's Outdoor Adventure - Activity Plan | PBS KIDS Summer Adventure!

    Get ready to explore the great outdoors! In this unit, children learn about animals, plants, weather, shadows, and rocks using math concepts such as measurement (length and temperature) and sorting strategies. First, children will measure different animals using a variety of household objects, and then move on to measuring temperature and exploring weather. As children head outdoors for a “leaf hunt” activity, they will investigate size and growth by comparing plants. They will also learn about shadows by using shapes to make shadow puppets. In the closing activity, children will investigate rocks by going on a nature walk and collecting, organizing, and sorting their own rock collections. As they explore, children will record their investigations in their science journals.

    Grades: PreK-K, 13+
  • Temperature Investigation - Sid the Science Kid | PBS KIDS Lab

    In this video, students measure the temperature of hot and cold items and make predictions.

    En este vídeo, los estudiantes miden la temperatura de platos fríos y calientes y hacen predicciones.

    Grades: PreK-K