Elinor Wonders Why

Elinor uses her amazing power of observation to ask questions and investigate things she d


  • Follow that Roly Poly/Rain, Rain Don't Go Away

    The Exploring Club explores under a log. / Why does it need to rain?
  • These Sneezes/Ari's Lucky Shirt

    Why do we sneeze? / Ari's lucky shirt is too small.
  • Make Music Naturally/Light the Way

    Señor Tapir is putting on a concert. / The kids are having a backyard camp out.
  • Backyard Soup/Colorful and Tasty

    Elinor loves making “Backyard Soup."/Elinor and her friends are selling cupcakes.
  • Hiding in Plain Sight/Owl Girl

    Elinor is playing Hide-And-Go-Seek./Elinor needs a costume for Costume Day.
  • The Paper Trail/Bath Time

    The kids are making a storybook when they run out of paper./Ari skips a bath.
  • Bubble House/The Syrup Tree

    The kids find a spittle bug./The kids help Farmer Bear.
  • Wind in the Web/The Pokey Plant

    The kids help Mr. Raccoon./It’s Plant Day at school.

About Elinor Wonders Why

Elinor models the foundational practices of science inquiry and engineering design -- including her amazing powers of observation and willingness to ask questions and investigate. When she encounters something she doesn’t understand, like why birds have feathers or how tiny ants build massive anthills, she just can’t let it go until she figures it out.