Cat in the Hat Educator Guides

Cat in the Hat Educator Guides

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That has themed guides for educators.

Here are some ways to foster curiosity in children, and encourage them to be scientists.

PBS KIDS 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 young learners. On The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!®, Nick and Sally jump right in and get involved with doing science. Even young children can form questions, plan investigations, create and test theories, then improve on them!

Try sharing these connected science activities using the below Cat in the Hat Educator Guides:

Good Vibrations
What is vibration? Do all sounds make the same kind of vibration? With a little help from the Cat in the Hat, your students will discover that sound can be observed through multiple senses and that it goes hand in hand with vibration. The class will then use the Engineering Design Process to create their own instruments that they will use in class to wake up Thing 1 and Thing 2. In this guide, videos from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! are used to demonstrate these concepts, and make your students' engineering adventure an exciting one!

 

Whatever Floats Your Boat
What makes a boat float on water? Do certain shapes float better than others? With a little help from the Cat in the Hat, your students will use the Engineering Design Process and discover that both the type of material and the shape determine whether a boat can float. The class will then work with aluminum foil to create their own boats that they will test in class. In this guide, videos from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! are used to demonstrate these concepts, and make your students' engineering adventure an exciting one!

 

Pulling Together
What is a simple machine? Do certain machines help more than others? With a little help from the Cat in the Hat, your students will use the Engineering Design Process and discover how different simple machines work. The class will then work to use simple machines to lift a pack of supplies onto a landing. In this guide, videos from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! are used to demonstrate these concepts, and make your students' engineering adventure an exciting one!

 

Building Bridges
What makes all the bridges the same? How do we know when a bridge works? With a little help from the Cat in the Hat, your students will use the Engineering Design Process and discover that a working bridge needs to be both long enough and strong enough. They will then have a chance to work with different materials to see for themselves what does and doesn't work. In this guide, videos from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! are used to demonstrate these concepts, and make your students' engineering adventure an exciting one!

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