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  • Fun at Home with Preschoolers: Let’s Measure!
    Preschool-age child hears you talk about miles, inches, pounds, liters, acres, and minutes. Here are some home activities that can help your child learn basic measurement concepts.
  • Science Sparks
    Preschool science activity ideas.
  • Science Discovery
    A hands-on discovery science curriculum for Preschool and Kindergarten.
  • Science in the Air
    Children’s curiosity and science inquiry skills are enhanced in environments that invite exploration, documentatio and discussion.
  • Using your Backyard as a Math and Science Lab
    Slip some learning into your backyard.
  • Playground Physics: Hang in There
    Playing with pendulums and swings can help preschool children find out more about gravity and motion.
  • Create a Science Lab In Your Home!
    Tips on how to create your very own science lab at home.
  • Experiment with Boiled Egg Science
    Explore the changing states of matter which transform an egg from raw to soft to hard-boiled.
  • Zoom Glue
    This activity will demonstrate the concept of adhesives.
  • Keep an Ice Cube
    Can you keep an ice cube from completely melting in 30 minutes?
  • Silly Putty
    Silly putty is a fun toy that many children have played with before but most do not know the science behind it.
  • Sesame Workshop and STEM Education
    Sesame Workshop, the PNC Foundation, and President Obama Announce a $7.5 Million Investment in Mathematics and Science for Preschoolers.
  • Why Bob the Builder 
    Bob and his team are an inspiration to kids. They want to build just like Team Bob. Motivated by the construction in episodes, kids may want to create their own Bob projects through imaginative play. As a result, they begin to understand important lessons about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). And Bob gives a big confidence boost to his team. After all, Can we build it? Yes we can!™
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  • Nature Nuggets
    A brand new texting initiative that brings NATURE on PBS straight to your mobile device. These minute-long videos are designed to introduce children to science and animals from around the world. The early learning tips accompanying each video create active language learning and engagement opportunities for kids and their caregivers.
  • Learning Time: Peg + Cat Stick Puppets
    Use this simple activity to learn about the shapes that Peg and Cat are made of. Then make your own shapes and put them together to make stick puppets of the math duo.
  • Learning Time: Wild Kratts Nature Journal
    Get outside and explore nature. Visit The Spring Street Farm at the Long Beach Community Action Partnership and make a nature journal with the Wild Kratts to record our observations.
  • Learning Time: Measurement with Sid the Science Kid
    Introduce children to measurement concepts with this simple activity from Sid the Science Kid!
  • Full Time Kid
    Full-Time Kid is all about being a kid! From DIY science experiments to playground games, spunky eight-year-old Mya Reyes shares her tips, tricks and all around knowledge so you too, can have what it takes to be a full-time kid.


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