# ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Science (K)
Title: Make Things Move | Hero Elementary™
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/make-things-move-media-gallery/hero-elementary/
Description:

In these Hero Elementary activities, children explore the ways that a strong push or a weak push makes an object move. They investigate how fast an object moves after a strong push or a weak push. As children observe different types of pushes and pulls, they discover that objects move in different directions. This collection includes a video and two learning activities.

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Pushes and Pulls | Hero Elementary™
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/pushes-and-pulls-media-gallery/hero-elementary/
Description:

In these Hero Elementary activities, children explore the science of the way things move with a push or a pull. They discover that a push or a pull can move an object from one spot to another. They observe that objects move in many different ways with different pushes or pulls.

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Changing Motion | Hero Elementary™
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/changing-motion-media-gallery/hero-elementary/
Description:

In these Hero Elementary activities, children find ways to control how an object moves. They make objects move by pushing or pulling. They push with different amounts of strength, and they aim their pushes in different directions. They make their object bounce off other objects. They use cause-and-effect thinking, and they figure out how to move the object to reach a target.

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Wobble or Balance | Hero Elementary™
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/wobble-or-balance-media-gallery/hero-elementary/
Description:

In these Hero Elementary activities, children investigate what makes objects easier or more difficult to move. They try to build structures that are well-balanced and don’t fall down, and they test their structures with a push.

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Fish Force - Game | The Ruff Ruffman Show
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruffruffman-sci-fishforce/fish-force/
Description:

Use science inquiry to predict and investigate forces and motion to help rescue Ruff's plushie from the penguins' ice rink in this sports science game from The Ruff Ruffman Show. Students will apply the right amount of force on a cannon to move the plushie into the target space.

This resource is part of The Ruff Ruffman Show Science Collection.

Subject: Science (K - 6)
Title: Scientific Theory & Evidence StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/scientific-inquiry/scientific-theory-and-evid.htm
Description:

A scientific theory is a proposed description, explanation, or model of something occurring in nature. These theories have to be testable so that scientists can use the scientific method to see if they work.

The classroom resource provides a video that will introduce students to the scientific method, developing hypotheses, and collecting evidence. There is a karaoke song that students can learn to help them remember the steps in the scientific method. Students can use the information presented in this video to follow the scientific method as they plan their own investigations. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.

Subject: Science (K - 6)
Title: Scientific Methods StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/scientific-inquiry/scientific-methods.htm
Description:

Scientists are always working to better understand the world. They use the scientific method to help them. The scientific method includes making observations, developing hypotheses, designing experiments, collecting data, and then drawing conclusions.

The classroom resource provides a video that will introduce students to the scientific method and experimentation. There is a karaoke song that students can learn to help them remember the steps in the scientific method. Students can use the information presented in this video to follow the scientific method as they plan their own investigations. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.

Subject: Science (K - 6)
Title: Investigations to Collect Data StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/scientific-inquiry/collect-data.htm
Description:

When scientists conduct experiments, they collect data through observation and measurement. There are many different ways to measure data, but they all help ensure that scientists can collect accurate information.

The classroom resource provides a karaoke song that will describe how scientists collect data as they experiment. Students can use the information presented in this audio resource as they plan their own investigations. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Rail Rally: Dinosaur Train
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/14b5272f-1a65-40e5-92fc-230eb9041c7d/rail-rally-dinosaur-train-game/
Description:

Learn about motion, forces, and sources of energy as you direct a train to the finish line in Rail Rally from Dinosaur Train.

Subject: Science (K - 3)
Title: Slidea-ma-Zoo | The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
Description:

Introduce your children to the concepts of physical science, specifically motion and stability: forces and interactions with this game from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Nick and Sally are testing out the newest slides in Frictionarium. By changing a slide's height and texture, kids will engage in cause and effect as they race with Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Machines!
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/128a065a-a7f2-49ce-80c7-37997b784cb7/machines/
Description:

Little Ioda is like a reading machine who has to work quickly to save the day. Enjoy videos and games about simple machines as you learn to find the main idea from text clues or details and to ask and answer questions about non-fiction text.

Subject: Science (K - 3)
Title: Force & Motion StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/forces-and-motion/force-and-motion.htm
Description:

Anytime there is a change in motion, force is the responsible party. It has to overcome inertia to act on an object. Inertia keeps an object either sitting still or moving at a constant speed.

The classroom resource provides a video that will introduce the concepts of force, motion, and inertia. This resource can provide background information for students before they conduct their own investigations. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.

Subject: Science (K - 3)
Title: Hamster Run - Game | The Ruff Ruffman Show
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ruffruffman-sci-hamsterrun/hamster-run/
Description:

Use this game from The Ruff Ruffman Show to help children learn motion and stability: forces and interactions through physical science. Use the engineering design process to build, test, and redesign structures to help the hungry hamsters reach their food.

This resource is part of The Ruff Ruffman Show Science Collection.

Subject: Science (K), Physical Education (1 - 2)
Title: Sesame Street: Grover Shows Force
Description:

Grover knows all about force. Grover uses force every day and is a force expert. What? You don't know what force is? Force is the pushing and pulling you use to move things. When do you use force? This video can be used as an introduction to a lesson on force and to demonstrate from the scenes in the video the difference between strong and light force.

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Making Objects Move