Are you children interested in science? They are. Because kids are naturally curious, they are born to explore everything around them, and they want to know why. Science is in our every day life, and there are always things to show kids the magic of science. The challenge is parents are usually too busy or too occupied by other stuff to come up ideas to encourage kids’ exploratory nature and curiosity. I found some times good movies and TV shows can do the trick. Watching them with kids not only gives your bounding time, but also ideas to spark the little minds. Today we share our favorite science movies and TV shows for kids, from preschool to high school. This is our 3rd post in summer movies for kids series. Make sure to check out more kids movie ideas from our partner sites too.
10 Science Movies and TV Shows for Kids
We listed the titles based on its target kids age, from youngest to oldest. If you want to know more about the title, simply click on the title. The links are for iTunes store, but all shows can be watched in multiple places, such as Amazon, Google Play. We usually watch them on Netflix.
Sid the Science Kid: a science show for preschool kids, Sid is always curious and always have questions and can’t rest till he finds the answer.
The Magic School Bus: kids will follow the amazing teacher Miss Frizzle and her students on all kinds of adventures and learn about science in ways they can never imagine.
Bubble Guppies: Join Bubble Guppies in Mr. Grouper’s class as they playfully and musically explore preschool subjects like colors, farms, doctors, dinosaurs, and much more. They are great fun for preschoolers.
Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while sparking an interest in life science, natural history and paleontology.
Blaze & The Monster Machines: an animated preschool series that teaches kids STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through the adventures of monster truck and human characters. In each episode, the characters encounter problems that are eventually solved with knowledge of STEM subjects.
Earth to Luna: encourages kids to think critically about how things work in the natural world. Kids will learn concepts such as astronomy, motion, and light refraction in simple ways that preschoolers will understand.
SciGirls: a great science program for tween girls. Each episode features real girls who put science and engineering to work in their everyday lives.
Nick Jr Gadgets Gears Gizmos: Gear up for 6 gadget-filled adventures with Nick Jr.! Find a lost piston with Blaze, use Map App in Dora and Friends, and romp to the rescue with transforming vehicles and tools in PAW Patrol!
Wild Kratts: The Kratt brothers lead kids to adventures with cool creatures around the world. Kids will witness amazing wildlife moments, rescue animal friends, and learn how animals use science in their natural lives.
Bill Nye the Science Guy: no matter how complex the science issue is, Bill Nye can always find a way to make it interesting and intuitive for kids. A fun show for kids of all ages.
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For good movies for kids in different themes, we have a collection of movie ideas at Educational Movies for Kids page.
This is part of the series Summer Movies for Kids. I am working with two other websites to bring you ideas of learning with movies. Hope this will help you come up fun and relaxed learning for kids this summer. Here are some great kids movie recommendations from this series.