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ABOUT SID THE SCIENCE KID

Each episode of The Jim Henson Company’s Sid the Science Kid focuses on a single scientific concept that is presented using Preschool Pathways to Science (PrePS©), a practical science readiness curriculum used in preschool classrooms that was created by cognitive researchers and preschool educators, incorporating lessons learned from developmental research as well as classroom experience.

FEATURED ACTIVITIES

Magnification Observation

Magnification Observation

Use a magnifying glass to observe things that are too tiny to see with our eyes alone.

Exploring Measurement

Exploring Measurement

Instead of inches or feet, use your child to measure a room.

Get Up and Move

Get Up and Move

Learn simple ways to keep our bodies healthy.

ALL SID THE SCIENCE KID ACTIVITIES

Sunblock Investigation

Set up a simple experiment to find out how sunscreen counteracts the effects of the sun.


Charts

Collect data in your home, then display it on a chart.


Applesauce

Explore irreversible change by contrasting apples that have been changed by heat with apples that haven't been changed.


The Decayed Pumpkin

Learn about the effects of decay by comparing and contrasting something that's decayed with the same thing before it changes.


Clean It Up

Dig in and let your child get his hands dirty then clean up to show why proper hand washing is important.


Growing Plants

Observe how plants change as they grow.

Dinosaur Train A to Z

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