All Reading Rainbow episodes encourage creativity, but Alistair’s Time Machine in particular is a story about how Alistair’s entry in a science competition takes him to many places and time periods but unfortunately he can’t prove this to the judges.
LeVar, takes viewers to see creative student inventions, and shows some historic film clips of amusing projects that never made it.
Field Trip Segments:
What Would You Do? - Kids on the street tell what they would like to invent.
Cool Inventions - Film clips and narration of some wild inventions that never made it.
Meet Thomas Edison - LeVar meets "Thomas Edison", who invented the light bulb and then shows LeVar his other invention, the phonograph.
Alistair's Time Machine - 0 Author: Marilyn Sadler, Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Find Waldo Now by Martin Handford;
The Many Lives of Benjamin Franklin by Aliki;
What Does it Do? Inventions Then and Now by Daniel Jacobs.
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Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
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