This series is all about children helping children understand six often difficult to understand scientific concepts: Matter, DNA, the Solar System, How We Learn, Outer Space, and the Brain. With the help of scientists, teachers, and the animated art of elementary-age school children each cognitive "puzzle" no longer needs to be a burdensome mystery for children. Produced by TSI, Inc. Series: 6 x 11-minute programs or 3 x 22-minute programs.
How life on earth began is one of those questions everyone, including children, wonder about. Without getting too technical or scientific, children in this program approach the topic by looking at matter and how advances in technology are allowing scientists and physicists to look further in space and deeper into the Click for more
"This production makes use of student drawings and student narrators. Classroom teachers Maria Louisa Bedin, Gabriella Pelli, and Franco Panora should be congratulated for their efforts because this was undoubtedly a wonderful learning experience for their classes." -EMRO Review
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A combined version of Helping Children Understand 1: Matter and Helping Children Understand 2: DNA is available.
Helping Children Understand 1: Matter
How life on earth began is one of those questions everyone, including children, wonder about. Without getting too technical or scientific, Click for more
Kids love to learn about astronomy and the solar system. In this program they discover the sun is our private star that gives us life every day. With its mass force it keeps all the planets in place. It's like a big game that has four rules (forces): the "Force of Gravity," a friendly force that helps planets spin, Click for more
Why does the Earth remain suspended in the air? What makes the earth go round? Why does the Earth go around the Sun? These are the kinds of questions all children ask and wonder about. In this program children use experiments to help children visualize the wonders of gravity, mass or density, and weight. Planets and Click for more
A combined version of Helping Children Understand 3: The Solar System and Helping Children Understand 4: Outer Space is available.
Helping Children Understand 3: The Solar System
Kids love to learn about astronomy and the solar system. In this program they discover the sun is our private Click for more
Children are curious about all kinds of things, and in this program they learn about how they learn. They discover it takes much more that just "brains" to learn, people also use their senses, their bodies, and their desire for knowledge. Kids see that learning is a natural thing that can be a wonderful experience. Click for more
"Highly Recommended. This unique and succinct program is narrated by the voices of different children. The visuals, drawn by children, are clear and informative. The organization of information is clear and logical, and the topics are discussed in terms that young children will understand." -School Library Journal
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A combined version of Helping Children Understand 5: How We Learn and Helping Children Understand 6: The Brain is available.
Helping Children Understand 5: How We Learn
Children are curious about all kinds of things, and in this program they learn about how they learn. They discover it Click for more
A 3-Disc Set of Helping Children Understand 1 & 2 (Matter; DNA); Helping Children Understand 3 & 4 (The Solar System; Outer Space) and Helping Children Understand 5 & 6 (How We Learn; The Brain) is available.
Helping Children Understand 1: Matter
How life on earth began is one of those Click for more
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