Science Saturdays

Science Saturdays

ThinkTV is excited to partner with Science Saturdays for a new way that kids can connect with super cool science experiences, live stage shows and online content!

August’s event was Tour de Force. You can check out the fun activities below.

STEM Grades K-3

Cat in the Hat Activity

A Thing or 2 about Simple Machines

Take a look at pulleys, levers, wheels, and ramps! In this short video from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, the Cat takes us on a tour of Machine-a-ma-zoo, and demonstrates simple machines, with some help from Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Cat in the Hat Activity Part 2

A Thing or 2 about Simple Machines (Part 2!)

What can you do with simple machines? In this short video from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, the Cat takes us on a tour of Machine-a-ma-zoo, and demonstrates simple machines, with some help from Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Super Grover 2.0: Pulleys

Super Grover 2.0: Pulleys

A group of birds needs help getting a grand piano up into their nest. Super Grover 2.0 arrives to help them try different tools to lift the piano.

Song: I'm a Lever Lover

Song: I’m a Lever Lover

Sutton Foster and Elmo croon about their love of levers! Levers can be used to lift things, like a slice of cake from a pan.

STEM Grades 4-6

Engineering 3D Food Printers for Tailored Nutrition

Trebuchet

Angus and Jonathan are into really old-school stuff: medieval history! When they’re not building castles, playing joust, or reading about knights, they’re engineering stuff. They’re most recent invention is called a trebuchet.

Building Simple Machines: A Glass of Milk, Please

Building Simple Machines: A Glass of Milk, Please

Imagine the most complicated process you could go through to simply pour a glass of milk. Then multiply that by 10. The image in your mind is probably approaching the level of complexity the ZOOM cast members achieved with their milk-pouring machine.

Levers: Raising the Moai on Easter Island

Levers: Raising the Moai on Easter Island

Levers are simple machines that can help amplify lifting force. As the scientists and local participants discover, even with the mechanical advantage of a lever, the challenge is decidedly difficult and extremely time-consuming.