Science Starts with Curiosity
Kids are natural scientists. Abby and Rudy are practicing science skills without even realizing it—because learning about the world and how it works starts with asking questions.
Explore further and help spark children’s scientific curiosity.
Curiosity is the key to learning. When you encourage children to ask lots of questions, you’re helping them build their natural curiosity and think like scientists.
Use these activities and resources to encourage exploration, inspire investigations, and help show little ones that science is everywhere!
Questions Spark Science
Ask questions all the time, and make everyday science discoveries along the way.
Elmo and Abby Investigate: Bouncing Balls
See if balls will bounce higher if dropped from higher heights.
Build train tracks to help Elmo ride his train to Grover.
Screen-time can help families learn and connect, and taking screen-time breaks can, too.
Explore and observe the nuances in nature.
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El lanzamiento de los Twiddlebug
¡Ayuden a los Twiddlebugs con su experimento con una resortera! Luego, ¡hagan su propio experimento!
El experimento científico de Bert y Ernie
Observen cómo el cuerpo de una persona y su respiración cambian mientras salta.
Ji-Young and Tamir Build a Robo-plane
A video about teamwork and sharing.
Blueprint for Upcycling
An activity page about upcycling.
Bert & Ernie Reuse & Reinvent!
An interactive game about upcycling.
An article about upcycling projects.
An article about using children’s questions as a springboard into playful learning.
Ernie shows Elmo ways to turn a used water bottle into art.
Let Curiosity Thrive!
A place for children to create a self portrait.
STEM and Levers
Abby and Ernie use a wheelbarrow and a lever to move a very big pumpkin.
What Are Germs?
Daniel teaches Sam and Abby about germs and how to stop them.
Parents, caregivers, and providers can keep the learning going! Find more topics and resources to help children build skills that lay the foundation for success in school and in life.
Math is all around us—and both kids and grown-ups can make math fun every day!
Simple ways to lay the foundation for learning.
Learning Through Play
Did you know there is a relationship between play and learning? Children love to play and, as they do, they’re exploring the world around them, building self-confidence, and practicing important skills crucial to brain development.