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Special Things to Make (17/26)


This is also part of this series: This is Daniel Cook - Season II (13)

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Grade Level: JK-Gr3
Producer: marblemedia/Sinking Ship
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Online See Link Below

Copyright Date: 2005
Available in French: No

THIS IS DANIEL COOK MAKING A BIRDHOUSE --- Daniel Cook joins a bird enthusiast and learns how different types of birds live in different types of environments. Daniel uses this knowledge to build a Birdhouse for his favourite type of bird - the robin.

THIS IS DANIEL COOK MAKING AN ANIMAL TOTEM --- Daniel Cook joins a local craftsman and learns how to make an aboriginal animal totem. Daniel listens to the history behind the craft and chooses his own animal guide before sitting down to build his totem creation.

THIS IS DANIEL COOK MAKING A PUPPET --- Daniel Cook has been invited to a local puppet shop to learn how to put on a puppet show. Daniel works with a puppeteer and learns how to use his hand and cutouts to create various puppet characters.

THIS IS DANIEL COOK MAKING SOAP --- Daniel Cook is cleaning up his act and making some soap in the process. Daniel visits a soap shop and gets to mix all his favourite ingredients and smells to make his very own soapy creation.

THIS IS DANIEL COOK BUILDING A ROBOT --- Daniel Cook is taking over the world, one robot at a time. Daniel has been invited to the science centre to build his very own, customized robot. Daniel learns about the different pieces that go together to build a robot and gets to compare his creation with a real police robot.

Awards: At the 2005 Act Awards of Excellence, This is Daniel Cook won the following awards: Grand Prize Best Program All Categories; Award of Excellence All Genres; Award of Excellence Best Website; Emerging Talent Award to marblemedia’s Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg; 2005 Geminis - Nominated for best pre school program or series; Best Direction in a children’s or youth program or series; Best Performance in a children’s or youth program or series.

Links: http://www.thisisdanielcook.com (children’s interactive site);

http://www.thisisdanielcook.com/grown-ups/parents_teachers.html   (teacher page)