Watch & Learn | Elinor Wonders Why

September 22, 2020
9:00am Mountain Time
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Join us every Tuesday in September at 9AM MST for a Watch and Learn series with MTPBS and the Montana Science Center!

We'll watch a new episode of Elinor Wonders Why together and then our team from MTPBS and the Montana Science Center will join you via live video to share activities, interactive questions, book ideas and more that pair with each of the episodes.

Video Description

Elinor Wonders Why FULL EPISODE | Backyard Soup / Colorful and Tasty | PBS KIDS

"Backyard Soup" Elinor loves making “Backyard Soup,” because all the ingredients come from their backyard garden. She’s eager to try the same recipe when she visits her grandma and grandpa, but their backyard is a lot different than Elinor's, because they live in the desert. Elinor learns that different plants grow in different environments as she makes a whole different “Backyard Soup” with her grandparents, where the main ingredient is cactus! "Colorful and Tasty" Elinor and her friends are selling lots of yummy cupcakes, but the problem is no one is buying any. The kids don't understand what's wrong, because everyone loves cupcakes. After observing how flowers attract bees through color and smell, they go back to their bake sale and decorate the table with fantastic colors, and use a fan to spread the aroma of the cupcakes. Before they know it, the place is “buzzing” and they sell every cupcake! Watch and play more games at or download the *FREE* PBS KIDS Video and Games app at

45 minutes


  • Laura Dick

    Digital Content Manager, MTPBS


  • Deanna Mydland

    Early Learning Specialist, MTPBS

  • Sarah Snider

    Program Coordinator, MSC

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