KSAT Kids: San Antonio teacher uses TikTok to teach math; Witte Museum has new science exhibit; You can be on TV!

This week’s spotlight is on a San Antonio-based teacher using TikTok, songs to teach math

Witte exhibit image.
Witte exhibit image. (KSAT)

Hello parents, teachers and students! Wow, what a week it’s been. We’ve officially moved into the month of February. Both Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day are right around the corner.

In this week’s KSAT Kids’ spotlight, we highlight a San Antonio-based teacher who is singing and making moves on TikTok to help students retain math equations and keep them logging in to her virtual math class. Sarah Kagenski, a 7th-grade teacher, said she had noticed some students losing interest so she took matters into her own hands by singing. Well done!

Kids, have you ever wondered how the heart works like a hydraulic pump or how the levers in your body allow you to lift a book or a dumbbell? Well, the Witte Museum has unveiled its first traveling exhibit of 2021: ‘The Machine Inside: Biomechanics.” Pumps, motors, thick jaws and much more allow visitors to learn about how every machine in our human bodies, and how plants and even animals function. KSAT Kids got an inside look, and you can read about it or watch a video here.

For a while now, Meteorologist Kaiti Blake and her trusted sidekick David Sears have been showing at-home science lessons that children can do safely at home. Now, we want to see you do them! Watch any of the KSAT team’s experiments, and then try them for yourself at home. If you send Kaiti and David a video, you might see it on TV!

And with the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo scheduled to kick off on Friday, Feb 12., KSAT is digging into the history of the rodeo with a look at cowboys, vaqueros and ranching in South Texas. The feature will go into the evolution of livestock judging, youth rodeo bull riding, as well as calf roping. The special is set to air on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. on all KSAT platforms.

For those students still seeking additional schooling help, the San Antonio Public Library continues to offer resources to help with their lessons. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families.

Have a great weekend everyone!

-Ben Spicer

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Friday, February 5:

Teacher Spotlight

San Antonio based teacher sings tunes on TikTok to increase student engagement

A San Antonio-based teacher is singing and making moves on TikTok to help students retain math equations and keep them logging in to her virtual class.

A San Antonio based teacher is making moves on TikTok to help students retain math equations and keep them logging in to her virtual class. (KSAT)

Do you know of a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Nominate a student, teacher or school by emailing ksatkids@ksat.com.

Kid Activities

Try Kaiti’s Science Lab experiments at home, send video and see yourself on GMSA at 9 a.m.

Join KSAT meteorologist Kaiti Blake and anchor David Sears Wednesdays on GMSA @ 9 a.m. for Kaiti’s Science Lab. Parents and guardians: upload a video of your child performing the science experiment.

KSAT Kids Home Science: Walking water experiment

Witte Museum unveils first traveling exhibit of 2021 ‘The Machine Inside: Biomechanics’

A new experience has made its debut in San Antonio allowing people of all ages to get lost in science.

Witte Museum unveils first traveling exhibit of 2021 ‘The Machine Inside: Biomechanics’

Want to help make San Antonio more earth-friendly? Try composting

Did you know? There are several actions you can take right now that will make you more environmentally conscious.

Want to help make San Antonio more earth-friendly? Try composting

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