Watch and Discuss: Snow Daze

Peep, Chirp, Quack, and Beaver Boy discover the fun of sliding down a snowy hill.

Materials

  • Snow Daze (video)

Key Science Concepts

  • The shape of an object affects whether it will roll or slide or stay put.
  • The motion and speed of a rolling or sliding object is affected by the shape and texture of the object and the texture of the surface on which it is rolling or sliding.

Directions

Before you watch: Ask children, Have you ever been sledding? If so, can you describe the sled you used?  Why do you think the sled was good for sliding down a hill? 

Tell them that in this episode, Peep and his friends discover how much fun it is to go sliding down a snowy hill. Ask children to pay attention to what Peep, Chirp, Quack, and Beaver Boy learn about sledding.

 

After you watch: Ask children,

  • How would you describe the hill that they were sliding on? What made it a fun hill to slide on?
  • How would you describe the texture of snow? What does it feel like?
  • What do you think made Beaver’s tail good for sliding?
  • What do Peep and Chirp find to slide on? Do you think these were good things to slide on? If so, why do you think they were good for sliding?
  • Compare what Beaver uses as a sled and what Chirp and Peep use. How are they similar?