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Elinor Wonders Why 80x12 stories

Coming Fall 2020 to PBS KIDS! Elinor Wonders Why aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don’t understand and find answers using science inquiry skills. The main character Elinor, the most observant and curious bunny rabbit in Animal Town, will introduce kids ages 3-5 to science, nature and community through adventures with her friends. In each episode, Elinor models the foundational practices of science inquiry and engineering design — including her amazing powers of observation and willingness to ask questions and investigate. When she encounters something she doesn’t understand, like why birds have feathers or how tiny ants build massive anthills, she just can’t let it go until she figures it out. And in discovering the answers, Elinor often learns something about nature’s ingenious inventions and how they can connect to ideas in our designed world, and what it takes to live in a community.

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  • Discovery and understanding
  • Scientific inquiry
  • What it takes to live in a community
  • Caring for the environment
  • Working together to solve problems

Ages: 3 – 5