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This film highlights the many ways in which engineers tackle problems big and small and explores how the principles of engineering can create a better future for all. Three female engineers are specifically profiled: one who specializes in creating structures that can better sustain earthquakes, ...
Dream Big Special Features
This series of special features may be used to provide enrichment to Dream Big and include behind-the-scenes videos and educational webisodes on engineering topics.
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Officer Buckle knows more about safety than anyone in the town of Napville. But whenever he tries to share his safety tips, nobody listens - until the day the Napville Police Department buys a police dog named Gloria, who has her own way of demonstrating safety tips. Based on the Caldecott Medal ...
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
Based on the book by Lloyd Moss, this cumulative and imaginative tale introduces viewers to various musical groups through ten instruments as they prepare for a grand orchestral performance. Musical vocabulary is introduced. This program is an excellent introduction to the instruments and music o...
Standard and Non-Standard Measurement
In building an addition to their castle, the Monsters must inform the carpenters how big they want the new room to be. The Monsters progress from describing a room that is sort of long, to pacing it out and figuring out the number of steps.
Number Conservation, Transformation and Equivalency
The Monsters decide to plant two gardens, each with the identical number of monster melon plants. Aunt Tulip delivers two piles, each containing the same number of seeds. One pile, however, is stacked high while the other is spread out. This provides an opportunity to explore number conservation ...
The Making of Tens
The Monsters decide to send gift boxes of fruit to their relatives. They want to send out boxes of 10 to each relative, and decide that no two boxes should contain the same combination of fruit. Addition and subtraction are used to help determine how many fruits of each kind are placed in each box.
The Monsters create an accurate model of their town by taking a look at the different shapes and sizes of the buildings. They explore concepts of perspective, encounter a triangular prism, cube, cylinder and octagonal prism and discover information about the characteristics of these shapes.
The Monsters learn that Binary Bill does not know how to get to the Monsters' castle from his computer shop. A free form map is drawn and sent to Binary Bill by e-mail. When Binary Bill asks for landmarks, the Monsters label all the streets in their neighbourhood.
The Monsters learn how to recognize, describe, extend and create patterns. One Monster starts and asks the next to continue - but what exactly makes a pattern and how can it be extended? Other Monsters decorate their rooms with flip patterns, number patterns and growth patterns.
Counting and Symbolizing
The Monsters are invited to help Cousin Digit do an inventory of fish at his fish store. Because the fish move around, it is difficult to get an accurate count. A variety of counting strategies help the Monsters understand one-to-one correspondence.