Teacher Review For PBS KIDS Lab

Classroom Activities for Teachers that work.

Denis K.
District 75 Special Education Science Instructional Coach
NYC Department Of Education
New York, NY
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My Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
The "Educator Resource" tab takes you to a Classroom Activities page, where you can have a deeper look at student skill development through all kinds of activities - while playing with blocks, drawing shapes, or building a playhouse through trial and error. Use these activities as-is, or as jumping off points for your own lessons. Each activity makes use of everyday materials, so students can practice the same skills at home as in the classroom.
My Take
I think the video section is a great tool to have so that teachers can see the teaching happening in the classroom and what it should look like. The standards are clearly outlined, as well as the objectives, literature suggestions, materials, lesson description, teacher tip section and extension ideas are well presented.