PBS KIDS Out-Of-School Resources


Find multimedia resources that support science and literacy development, designed for use in after-school programs and other out-of-school settings such as libraries, museums, camps, etc. These resources include multi-day sequenced experiences that are built to be modular and flexible enough to be adaptable for that wide variety of contexts that they might be used for. All of the resources come packaged with full activity plans, supporting materials for facilitators, related video clips and digital games, and take-home supports to encourage family engagement.

  • Day 1 - Odd Squad | Be the Agent Camp

    Welcome to Odd Squad! At the “Be the Agent Camp,” children will take on the role of an Odd Squad Agent, just like the ones in the show. Campers will spend five days as Odd Squad agents, solving odd cases and creating useful gadgets by using teamwork, math knowledge, science inquiry practices, the engineering design process, and creativity. By the end of the week, they will have solved up to 10 cases, engineered several gadgets, and spent lots of time having fun as a group!

    The resources include all the materials needed to complete a successful camp run. Below under Support Materials, you will find a facilitator welcome letter, letters to parents, printable banner designs, a list of materials, and evaluation surveys for campers. We also recommend showing this brief introduction video to welcome your campers into the "Be the Agent Camp".

    Today is Day 1, and it’s time to get in shape! In order to crack these cases, Agents will need to use their knowledge of shapes and their keen observation skills. They’ll need to pay close attention to all the shapes around them in order to keep the classroom in tiptop shape.

    Grades: K-3,13+
  • Day 2 - Odd Squad | Be the Agent Camp

    On Day 2, it’s the thought that counts. In order to crack these cases, campers need to organize information and use deductive reasoning skills to decide which details are important to the problem at hand. This media gallery includes all the documents and videos you need to complete a successful day at camp. You can also find parent letters to share with the familes of your students in the Support Materials below.

    Grades: K-3,13+
  • Day 3 - Odd Squad | Be the Agent Camp

    On Day 3, campers will engage in scientific inquiry practices as they add and subtract their way to solving cases. This media gallery includes all the documents and videos you need to complete a successful day at camp. You can also find parent letters to share with the familes of your students in the Support Materials below.

    Grades: K-3,13+
  • Day 4 - Odd Squad | Be the Agent Camp

    On Day 4, it’s the big numbers that count. Campers will use skip counting and place value to retrieve missing items, and they’ll need to count on their stellar counting skills to get the job done. This media gallery includes all the documents and videos you need to complete a successful day at camp. You can also find parent letters to share with the familes of your students in the Support Materials below.

    Grades: K-3,13+
  • Day 5 - Odd Squad | Be the Agent Camp

    On the fifth and final day, campers will have the opportunity to delve into cases that explore balance, weight and patterns – and help Ms. O retrieve a lost object! It is also a day to invite families to participate in the fun and get some Agent training themselves while campers show off what they’ve learned and accomplished this week. This media gallery includes all the documents and videos you need to wrap up a successful camp. You can also find parent letters to share with the familes of your students in the Support Materials below.

    Grades: K-3,13+

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