Resources for Preschool

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Preschool–grade K

Cultures Around the World

Discover different cultural traditions from around the world and the things we all have in common, too.

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Preschool–grade 5

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Hear about some amazing Asian American leaders and social figures who influenced various historic moments.

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What does it mean to be a digital citizen?

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Preschool–grade 8

What Does It Mean to Be a Digital Citizen?

Reflect on your digital life as you watch this video. Think about how you will act, create, learn, and lead. How will you be a digital citizen today?

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Preschool–grade 5

Painting with a Single Stroke

Watch as Kyoto-based artist Keisuke Teshima beautifully paints dragon bodies with a single stroke using a sumi-e style brush across paper.

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Preschool–grade 6

Traditional Chinese Cloth Shoes

See how Li Ziqi, a vlogger based in Mianyang in China's Sichuan province, beautifully sews and glues layers of cloth to create a traditional Chinese shoe.

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silent letter e

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Preschool–grade 2

Silent Letter E

Sing along to this catchy tune and learn how the letter E can turn a "dud" into a "dude"!

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Preschool–grade 2

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Author Joanna Ho reads her book about an Asian American girl who notices her unique features like those of her sister, mother, and grandmother.

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Daniel Tiger demonstrating how to recycle

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Preschool–grade 1

Learn to Recycle!

Learn about recyling and the importance of cleaning up in this short Daniel Tiger video.

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vietnam's ancient lithophone

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Preschool–grade 7

Vietnam's Ancient Lithophone

Listen to the beautiful sounds from Vietnam's ancient lithophone, or the đàn đá, made from granite, stone, wood, and corals.

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Preschool–grade 3

Dance of the Triangles

Watch how triangles can make more triangles. Cut out your own triangles, pause the video at different points, and make the shapes you see.

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Preschool

Bush Baby Makes a Thank-You Card

Grab a piece of paper and some colored pencils and make something beautiful for your family member!

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Preschool–grade 2

Worth Waiting For

Join Cookie Monster and the hosts of NPR's Life Kit to practice self-control with, you guessed it, cookies!

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Preschool–grade 5

Painting with a Single Stroke

Watch as Kyoto-based artist Keisuke Teshima beautifully paints dragon bodies with a single stroke using a sumi-e style brush across paper.

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silent letter e

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Preschool–grade 2

Silent Letter E

Sing along to this catchy tune and learn how the letter E can turn a "dud" into a "dude"!

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vietnam's ancient lithophone

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Preschool–grade 7

Vietnam's Ancient Lithophone

Listen to the beautiful sounds from Vietnam's ancient lithophone, or the đàn đá, made from granite, stone, wood, and corals.

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Preschool–grade 1

Do the Dragon Dance!

Join Elmo, Abby, Grover, and Nina in this song and dance to celebrate Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival!

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Preschool–grade 2

How Do You Do the Hambone?

Follow along with this video, and use your body to play music. The Hambone shows you don't need an instrument to express yourself.

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found object music

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Preschool–grade 12

Found-Object Music

Listen to this holiday jingle using wrenches. What songs can you recreate with objects found around your house? Pots, pans, bottles, or glasses with water are a great start.

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Preschool–grade K

¡Tun, Tun! ¿Quién Es?

Sing this traditional Venezuelan Christmas song, practicing it first in the original Spanish, then the English translation.

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Preschool–grade K

Christmas Sing-Along

Listen to this well-known bilingual Christmas song, and sing along in both English and Spanish.

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Preschool–grade 1

An Explosion of Color

Try this DIY painting activity with a toilet paper roll, scissors, paper, and your favorite colors. Watch as fireworks come to life!

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Preschool–grade K

Halloween Sing-a-longs

Ghosts and goblins, what a fright! Have some fun with this Halloween sing-a-long and haunted house.

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Preschool–grade 2

#ConcertForKids with 123 Andrés

Learn about the music and instruments of Latin America as you enjoy this fun concert for kids.

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Preschool–grade K

Figuring Out the Healthiest Foods

Watch this video and discover the "food calculator" you carry around with you every day. Use it to add more healthy foods to your diet.

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What does it mean to be a digital citizen?

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Preschool–grade 8

What Does It Mean to Be a Digital Citizen?

Reflect on your digital life as you watch this video. Think about how you will act, create, learn, and lead. How will you be a digital citizen today?

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Preschool

Device-Free Dinner with Sesame Friends

Model healthy media balance by making meal times device free -- just like Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and the rest of our friends from Sesame Street!

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Preschool–grade 1

Play Safe Online with Mickey Mouse

It's never too early to start making smart choices online. Learn Mickey's four rules for staying safe on the internet.

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Preschool–grade 5

Painting with a Single Stroke

Watch as Kyoto-based artist Keisuke Teshima beautifully paints dragon bodies with a single stroke using a sumi-e style brush across paper.

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Preschool–grade 6

Traditional Chinese Cloth Shoes

See how Li Ziqi, a vlogger based in Mianyang in China's Sichuan province, beautifully sews and glues layers of cloth to create a traditional Chinese shoe.

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Preschool

Bush Baby Makes a Thank-You Card

Grab a piece of paper and some colored pencils and make something beautiful for your family member!

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Preschool–grade 2

Worth Waiting For

Join Cookie Monster and the hosts of NPR's Life Kit to practice self-control with, you guessed it, cookies!

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Preschool–grade 2

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

What if all your wishes could come true? Find out what happens to Sylvester and how he learned to be grateful for what he has.

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Preschool–grade K

We're Different, We're the Same

Listen as Gordon reads a book about how people might look different from each other, but also have lots of similarities.

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Preschool–grade K

Community Hero Story

Do you know someone that helps others in your neighborhood or community? Share a story about them.

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Preschool–grade 5

Mindful Moment

What do you see, feel, hear, and smell where you are right now? Quiet your mind and focus on your senses.

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Preschool–grade 2

Sharing Our Worries

Listen to the story and think about how you're feeling about the coronavirus. Try drawing your emotions as characters and naming them.

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Preschool–grade 2

What Does It Mean to Be a Refugee?

Watch and listen to this reading of a picture book about what it's like to be a refugee. And meet Mrs. Ghazali's kitten!

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Preschool–grade 2

Proud of Who You Are

Follow along with this story about a little girl and her big sister finding strength in what makes them unique.

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Preschool–grade 2

Create a Garden in Your Mind

Take some time to relax, breathe, and imagine a garden in your mind with Ms. Dana.

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Preschool–grade 2

Crocodiles

Listen to stories about crocodiles in both English and Spanish, and see some real ones!

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Preschool–grade 3

Private I. Guana

Follow along to help solve the mystery of the missing chameleon. Use the included teacher's guide for suggestions and ideas to extend learning.

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Preschool–grade 2

One Naughty Cookie

As the author reads his book about a traditional gingerbread piggy cookie in English, follow along with the Spanish text on the screen.

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Preschool–grade 2

Going to the Doctor

Listen to stories in both English and Spanish and hear what a doctor has to say about why it's important to visit doctors to stay healthy.

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Preschool–grade K

Alphabet Jam

Practice learning the alphabet by singing along to a fun and friendly tune! Lyrics included to help with reading.

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Preschool–grade 3

I Need My Monster

Celebrate the love of reading by listening to actress Rita Moreno read this story about friendship, imagination, and bedtime routines.

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Preschool–grade 1

Tour a Fire Station

Get up close (virtually!) with some fire trucks, and learn all about how a fire station works, on this excellent video tour.

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Preschool–grade 1

Dino Day Out

Join Caitie on a tour of a museum chock-full of awesome dinosaur skeletons and fossils.

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Preschool–grade 1

Spend a Day at the Beach

Soak up some sun, play in the sand, and take a dip in the water.

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Preschool–grade 1

Visit Bird Kingdom

Travel to Bird Kingdom, the largest indoor aviary in the world, in Ontario, Canada.

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Preschool–grade 1

Visit an Apple Orchard

Journey around an apple orchard with Caitie. Pick some apples, ride a tractor, and learn about different apple varieties.

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Preschool–grade 12

Grand Canyon Trek

Chill out on this awe-inspiring (and long!) Grand Canyon hike featuring great footage and vibes. If you're up for it, walk along with the video!

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Preschool–grade 1

Learn About Glassblowing

Discover how beautiful glass creations get made in this field trip to the workshop of glass artists.

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Preschool–grade 1

Tour the Humane Society

Get excited, animal lovers! This field trip takes you to an animal adoption and care facility. Get up close with dogs, cats, turtles, and more.

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Preschool–grade 1

Peek into the World of Beekeeping

Visit a Toronto rooftop that's home to some bee hives. Learn all about the lives of bees from Madison the beekeeper.

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Preschool–grade 1

Butterfly World Tour

Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly in this lively virtual tour.

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Preschool–grade 3

M&M's Factory Tour

Take a trip to the M&M factory and learn how this popular candy is made.

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Preschool–grade 3

Wildlife Around the World

Peek into your favorite animals' world through a livecam, or explore the highlight videos and talk about what you see and hear.

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Preschool–grade 2

Elf Exercise

Elves need to stay healthy, too. Head to the North Pole and follow along with this workout that's great for the holidays or long winters.

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Preschool–grade 2

Cardio Fun, Tabata-Style

Get your body moving and your blood pumping with this super-fun set of quick exercises.

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Preschool–grade 2

Warm Up at the Stadium

Run, jump, and plank to keep your body strong and your mind sharp. Ask someone else in your home to join you, and exercise together!

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Preschool–grade K

Jumping Jack Challenge

How many jumping jacks can you do in one minute?

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Preschool–grade 2

Stuffed Animal

Grab your teddy bear and follow along with these fun moves. Ask someone else in your home to join you, and exercise together!

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Preschool–grade 1

Cheesy Game for Groups

Pick someone to be the "Big Cheese," then follow the instructions in this video to learn a goofy game.

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Preschool–grade 2

¡Huesos! Find Out More About Your Bones

¡Mueve tu cuerpo y aprende sobre los huesos!

Move your body and learn about bones!

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Preschool–grade K

Touch Your Head, Arms, and Toes

Move—and count—along with this catchy song.

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Preschool–grade 2

Don't Touch the Floor

Use small "stepping stone" objects from around your house and try to cross an imaginary field of lava without losing your balance.

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Preschool–grade 2

Bubble Break

Reach up, down, left, and right to pop imaginary bubbles along to this catchy tune.

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Preschool–grade 3

A Twist on Hide-and-Seek

Hide an object in plain sight, then have your family members look for it. When they find it, listen for the silly catchphrase.

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Preschool–grade 2

Shake It Out

Count down from five for this quick, easy stretch break.

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family baking time

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Preschool–grade 12

Family Baking Time

Make "snoball" cookies with this winter-inspired video and cookie recipe. Don't forget to write down the ingredients as you see them pop up.

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Pre-K Learning: Easy Tips to Help Develop Pre-K Skills

From early math skills to building decision-making skills and encouraging exercise, this video offers multiple tips to support your Pre-K student’s overall development.

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Preschool–grade K

Figuring Out the Healthiest Foods

Watch this video and discover the "food calculator" you carry around with you every day. Use it to add more healthy foods to your diet.

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Preschool–grade K

Get Sudsy

Watch this cute Bubble Guppies video to learn how to keep your hands clean, then try out one of the activities with a family member.

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Preschool–grade K

Clean Up Song

Clean up your space while listening to this fun song.

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Preschool

Wash Your Hands

Everyone is talking about the importance of washing your hands. This bilingual song with Pin Pon can help make the process a memorable one.

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Preschool–grade 3

Dance of the Triangles

Watch how triangles can make more triangles. Cut out your own triangles, pause the video at different points, and make the shapes you see.

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Preschool

What Shape Is That?

Sing and dance as you learn about a shape with four equal sides. Look around you. Where do you see squares?

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Preschool–grade K

Hairdo Math

Explore some basic counting skills and shape identification in this cute Peg and Cat adventure interactive.

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Preschool

Show Me One Yummy Fruit

Are you ready to count? Sing, dance, and count yummy fruits up to 10!

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Preschool–grade K

Touch Your Head, Arms, and Toes

Move—and count—along with this catchy song.

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Preschool–grade K

Let's Step Outside

Count the steps it takes you and your child to get to a destination, and use math terms to compare the results.

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Peg & Cat on a fish undersea

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Preschool

Counting with Peg + Cat

Practice some basic counting skills with this short Peg + Cat video. Then explore some more lessons with these animated friends.

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Preschool–grade K

Cultures Around the World

Discover different cultural traditions from around the world and the things we all have in common, too.

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silent letter e

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Preschool–grade 2

Silent Letter E

Sing along to this catchy tune and learn how the letter E can turn a "dud" into a "dude"!

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Preschool–grade 2

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Author Joanna Ho reads her book about an Asian American girl who notices her unique features like those of her sister, mother, and grandmother.

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Preschool–grade 2

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

What if all your wishes could come true? Find out what happens to Sylvester and how he learned to be grateful for what he has.

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Preschool–grade 3

Trombone Shorty

Listen to the true story of a boy who discovered his musical talent, worked hard, and grew up to be an award-winning musician.

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Preschool–grade K

We're Different, We're the Same

Listen as Gordon reads a book about how people might look different from each other, but also have lots of similarities.

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Preschool–grade K

Where Do You Come From?

Follow along with this video as Mrs. Ghazali reads a father's poem for his daughter. What are the father's hopes and dreams for his daughter?

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Preschool–grade 3

No Mirrors in My Nana's House

Listen to this poetic story of a child's love reflected in her Nana's eyes. Plus hear a musical version at the end of the video.

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Preschool–grade K

Community Hero Story

Do you know someone that helps others in your neighborhood or community? Share a story about them.

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Preschool–grade 3

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen

Listen to Oprah Winfrey read The Hula-Hoopin' Queen and get your hips swingin' and fingers snappin' as you enjoy a story of family and celebration.

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Preschool–grade 2

Sharing Our Worries

Listen to the story and think about how you're feeling about the coronavirus. Try drawing your emotions as characters and naming them.

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Preschool

Magical Letter T

Go on an adventure with the magical letter T. Follow the whole series to learn about all 26 letters.

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Preschool–grade 12

Bioturbation in Action

Watch these time-lapse videos to see earthworms and other small critters do the important work of bioturbation, the mixing up of soil and sediment.

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Preschool–grade 5

Powered by Poop

Watch how the Straus Family Creamery transforms "cow pies" into renewable energy and compost to fertilize pastures.

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Preschool–grade 3

Astronauts Answer Kids' Questions

Journey up to the International Space Station and join two real-life astronauts orbiting the planet as they answer kids' fun, quirky, and fascinating questions.

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Preschool–grade 12

Edible Water Bottles

See how one company came up with an alternative to single-use plastics: the Ooho edible water bottle made of seaweed!