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Parents and Educators, PBS has excellent educational and interactive STEM resources for Pre-K through Elementary Students that can make at home learning for your children engaging and fun!  

General Science

Curious George
Aimed at preschool viewers, Curious George inspires children to explore science, engineering, and math in the world around them. Parents and Educators

Sesame Street
Since its debut in 1969, Sesame Street has been grounded on a comprehensive whole-child curriculum that supports preschoolers’ cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Parents and Educators

Hero Elementary
Kids can explore science with a team of super students from the new PBS KIDS series, Hero Elementary. They'll learn how to solve problems by thinking and acting like scientists while igniting their natural curiosity and empathy. 

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum takes a fresh and accessible approach to teaching kids ages 4-7 about important historical figures and the experiences that shaped their lives. Parents and Educators

Let’s Go Luna! follows Luna the Moon and her adventures with Andy, Carmen, and Leo as they travel around the world. The group's adventures take them through cities around the globe, where they explore the food, music, art, architecture and other features that make each place distinctive. Parents and Educators

Sid the Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid is designed to further develop children's natural wonder and build a strong foundation for early science exploration. The show explores topics such as tools and measurement, transformation and change, the senses, simple machines, and backyard science. Parents and Educators

The Ruff Ruffman Show
The PBS KIDS Ruff Ruffman website offers fun games and activities to help kids experiment with science in everyday life. Parents and Educators

Zoom is packed with fun and engaging activities for students to do independently or as part of a group. Using a multidisciplinary, content-based format, these resources teach children how to take an active approach to learning—to ask questions, create, experiment, and have fun! Parents and Educators

Elinor Wonders Why
Elinor Wonders Why aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don’t understand and find answers using science inquiry skills. The main character Elinor will introduce kids ages 3-5 to science, nature and community through adventures with her friends.
Premiering Sept 7 2020

Nature and the Environment

Wild Kratts
Join the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. Parents and Educators

Nature Cat
Grounded in a natural science curriculum, Nature Cat is designed to encourage children ages 3-8 to go outside and explore the outdoors, while learning about a variety of scientific topics along the way. Parents and Educators

Splash and Bubbles
Splash and Bubbles is designed to encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore the natural undersea world. Parents and Educators

Fizzy’s Lunch Lab
Fizzy’s Lunch Lab is a vibrant, fun and kid-friendly web-only series featuring original characters and funny stories that entertain and educate families about the importance of good nutrition, a balanced diet, and physical activity. Parents and Educators

Plum Landing
Plum Landing is an environmental education project from WGBH that makes it easy to bring active science learning to elementary school students and their families. Parents and Educators

Explore the Outdoors
Explore the outdoors, discover fun nature crafts, and learn more about the world outside our doorsteps. Parents and Educators

Math and Engineering

Peg + Cat
The Peg + Cat program follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems together, and learn foundational math concepts and skills. (Ages 3-5 years old) Parents and Educators

Odd Squad
Each episode of Odd Squad includes two 11-minute cases in which the agents investigate weird and unusual phenomena around them and use math to put things right. The show is targeted at making elementary-level math a fun, imaginative experience, mixing concepts like arithmetic and geometry with fantastical storytelling. (Ages 5-8 years) Parents and Educators

This award-winning series features exciting adventures that teach core math and science concepts. Developed for kids ages 8 to 11 and packed with mystery, humor, and action, Cyberchase delivers positive messages about math by teaching concepts in a fun way that kids can understand. Parents and Educators

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is designed to spark a love of learning and an interest in science and engineering in preschool-aged children. Parents and Educators

Kart Kingdom
Kart Kingdom is based on the systems thinking curriculum: What the system is and How it works. To be able to process using systems thinking is a crucial life skill for scientists, engineers, etc. (Ages 6-9 years) Parents and Educators

Space Exploration

Ready Jet Go!
Ready Jet Go! is a child’s first introduction to space, earth science, and technology, presented in an entertaining and engaging way that will inspire a life-long interest. Parents and Educators

STEM in 30
Launch into science, technology, engineering, and math with the National Air and Space Museum’s newest webcast series, STEM in 30. Parents and Educators


Dinosaur Train
Dinosaur Train sparks children's interest in life science and natural history. As they explore a variety of animals, children develop the inquiry skills and knowledge needed to help them think, talk and act like paleontologists. Parents and Educators

Educators Guide: Dinosaurs | Dragonfly TV
This resource helps guide an experiment finding what kinds of creatures lived alongside the big dinosaurs in Texas and helps children gain a better understanding of what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Parents and Educators

Dinosaur Basics | Science Trek
Dinosaurs once dominated the earth. Find out more about these creatures and answer fun questions like: how much did dinosaurs eat and what did dinosaurs taste like? Parents and Educators



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