In this episode of *Sid the Science Kid, *Sid uses a new strategy called estimation for making his best guess how many seashells he has.

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In Part 1 of Enough with the Seashells, Sid's Mom explains that when counting is too difficult, making a guess or estimation can be a simple solution to a problem.

In Part 2 of Enough with the Seashells, Sid asks his friends to guess how many seashells are in his jar; they all have very different guesses.

In Part 3 of Enough with the Seashells, each student has a jar filled with something different. Miss Susie explains that making a guess of how many things there are is called an estimation.

In Part 4 of Enough with the Seashells, Sid and his classmates reflect on their estimation investigation. The students explain that they first took out ten of the objects from their jar, observed them to determine how much of their jar those objects took up and then made a guess about the whole jar.

In Part 5 of Enough with the Seashells, Sid and his classmates tell their best estimation jokes. Then they use their imagination to estimate how many items are in the jar.

In Part 6 of Enough with the Seashells, a music video explains that though there seem to be an infinite number of stars in the sky or jelly beans in a large jar, estimation can help you to quantify the amount.

In Part 7 of Enough with the Seashells, Sid's Grandma tells him about how she once won a contest for estimating the number of jelly beans in a jar at a candy shop. Later, at dinner, each person in the family guesses the number of meatballs in the pot and then they count to determine the actual number.

In this live action segment in Enough with the Seashells, students learn that counting a partial set or smaller number can help in making and checking an estimate for a larger group.

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