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Learners from preschool to adult can have fun, challenge themselves, and change they way they look at the world by watching PBS shows on TV or online. Whether it’s a “reality” show hosted by animated characters, an adventure show starring curious tweens, or a documentary following scientists into hidden worlds, a PBS show can inspire learners to do hands-on activities that reveal the science, technology, math and engineering of life on Earth.
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Real kids share their excitement at making discoveries, to show both kids and grownups that if kids can dream it, they can do it!
Peep and the Big Wide World!
Bright-colored, animated characters Peep, Chirp and Quack, plus real kids, investigate and explore the world all around them.
Based on the classic books, a lovable, animated monkey goes exploring, and real kids investigate the ideas he introduces.
Created almost entirely by kids, this show inspires kids to try activities at home and become active investigators, creators and problem-solvers.
In this high-energy reality show, two professional engineers work with kids around the world to make their wishes come true through engineering.
Bright, curious, real tween girls put science and engineering to work in their everyday lives, inspiring kids to discover STEM everywhere.
Sid the Science Kid
Sid wants to know everything about everything, and uses jokes to tackle questions about why things work the way they do.
In this spoof game/reality show, an animated dog sends kids on mystery assignments to test their intellect, determination, and daring.
Documentaries reveal the science of almost everything, from solar energy to dark matter, from reading the human genome to saving entire species.
Animated kids use math and problem solving to save a virtual world, while real kids show how math can solve real life’s wacky problems.