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Halloween Spooky Science Special

Grades: PreK-1
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  • Overview

    Using this resource group, students learn about Halloween related science topics. The kids investigate how bats are helpful creatures that catch mosquitoes, spiders are expert engineer web builders, cats are leaping aerial acrobats, and skeletons help hold up our bodies! At the Halloween party, the kids also investigate how to make icky, gooey green slime. Susie then ends the day with a special "Halloween Parade" song so the kids can march around and show off their spooky and scientific costumes!

  • Halloween Party

    Watch as the kids present their Halloween costumes at school. Gabriella dresses up as a scary spider and Teacher Susie explains some of the cool things that spiders can do, like build webs and catch prey.

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  • Bats, Cats and Skeletons

    Watch as Teacher Susie teachers some interesting facts about Sid, May and Gerald's Halloween costumes. Learn important facts about bats, cats and skeletons.

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  • Music Video: "What's So Scary?"

    Susie asks, "What's so scary about cats, bats and skeletons?" Listen as the kids investigate how bats are helpful creatures that catch mosquitoes, spiders are expert engineer web builders, cats are leaping aerial acrobats, and skeletons help hold up our bodies!

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  • Super Fab Lab: Green Slime

    It's Halloween, and the kids are learning how to make icky, gooey green slime! The key ingredients are corn starch, water and green paint. Learn how different amounts of each ingredient changes the consistency of the slime. Discover how the slime is a substance that can be both a liquid and a solid.

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  • Song: "What're You Gonna Be On Halloween?"

    Susie has planned a Halloween parade so the kids can show of their amazing costumes. Listen as the kids ask "What are you gonna be on Halloween?" See all the different kinds of costumes kids can be on Halloween — from pirates, to princesses, to mermaids and ghosts!

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Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework
Benchmarks for Science Literacy
NSTA National Science Education Standards

Learn about spiders, bats, cats, and skeletons while celebrating the tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween. Create green slime and investigate its properties.


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    Sid the Science Kid

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    Sid the Science Kid

    http://pbskids.org/sid/

  • Source:

    Sid the Science Kid

    http://pbskids.org/sid/

  • Source:

    Sid the Science Kid

    http://pbskids.org/sid/

  • Source:

    Sid the Science Kid

    http://pbskids.org/sid/