Brand New PBS Kids Show: Hero Elementary

Where do budding superheroes go to learn how to master their innate powers? HERO ELEMENTARY — the newest PBS Kids series for children ages 4-7!

The series stars a team of super students called Sparks’ Crew: Lucita Sky, AJ Gadgets, Sara Snap, and Benny Bubbles, led by their quirky and enthusiastic teacher, Mr. Sparks. Together they help people, problem solve, and try to make the world a better place!

But when their imperfect powers aren’t up to a task, they look to their other powers — the Superpowers of Science — to help them investigate, observe, make predictions, and figure out a solution. These kids may be super human, but it’s science that makes humans truly super!

Watch Hero Elementary at 10 a.m., and then again at 12 p.m., weekdays, on Mountain Lake PBS and PBS Kids 24/7. Or stream it anytime on the PBS Kids video app.

Learn with Sparks’ Crew using these fun activities and resources!

5 Engaging Questions to Discover your Child’s Thinking

Asking engaging questions has a couple of purposes. First, when we ask our children questions as they explore the world, we learn about what they are figuring out and what they understand. Second, our children learn from being questioned, by turning their developing ideas into words.

Exploring Hot and Cold Changes

In Hero Elementary, when Stevie Heat melts the Fro Yo, it changes to liquid. Then AJ Gadgets uses his Chill Gadget to make the Fro Yo cold, and the Fro Yo turns solid again. You and your child can investigate what happens when you heat solid materials and then cool the materials.

Bubble Up! Make Your Own Bubble Mix

For this DIY Craft, you will need some supplies. You can make a bubble mix at home and even create your own wand for some fun, scientific outdoor fun!

Visit PBS Kids for even more games, crafts, and activities, and explore this PBS LearningMedia Collection put together just for the show!