Discovery Education has forged a new agreement with The Jim Henson Company to bring all 40 episodes of Sid the Science Kid to Discovery Education Science for Elementary in the coming months.
The series is headlining the digital content offerings as part of Discovery Education’s Curriculum Development initiative, which combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement.
Each half-hour episode of Sid the Science Kid uses comedy and music to tackle questions kids have about basic scientific principles. The series is based on national science learning standards, cognitive learning theory and the preschool science curriculum, Preschool Pathways to Science.
Other content being added to the Discovery Education lineup includes 51 news segments from PBS NewsHour that will be aligned to high school curricula as well as 16 new video resources to the STEM Connect area of Discovery Education streaming, a curriculum-based and career development science resource designed to fuel teacher and classroom engagement by helping students link science, technology, engineering and mathematics to the real world.