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Your Learning Neighborhood

Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the seven PBS stations across Pennsylvania joined together to create Your Learning Neighborhood, your connection to thousands of hours of education and entertaining videos, activities, lessons, and games to support you. You can find out more at pennsylvaniapbs.org, in addition to our resources below.

Teachers, parents and caregivers: please explore! We are in this #TogetherPennsylvania.

 

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Schedules

Daily Learning Activities

HD Channel Grades PreK-12

This Month's Activities

Actividades de Este Mes

PBS Kids Activies Calendar

PBS KIDS Activities Calendar

Classroom Activities

Pre-K to Grade 3

Activity of the Weekboy looking at a mosquito

Ouch! | Wild Kratts

Come explore the cypress swamp with the Wild Kratts gang. While on an adventure, they get swarmed by a bunch of biting mosquitoes and observe how the creatures draw blood.

Science-U Activity of the Weekbee next to a checklist

Bumblebee Bonanza

What do bumblebees do all day? Using the Science-U campers’ tips as a guide, you can safely observe bees at home and learn what bumblebees do all day!

Virtual Summer Camp

WPSU Virtual Summer Camp

Continue your adventures all year round by traveling to continents around the world and expeditions right in your backyard.

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PBS Kids Website

Watch the PBS KIDS livestream.

Find games and activities from all of your favorite PBS KIDS shows including Xavier Riddle, Hero Elementary, Daniel Tiger, and more!

Grades 4 to 8

Activity of the Weekblood plateletes in a blood vessel

Blood | Science Trek

This video segment from IdahoPTV’s Science Trek defines the 4 parts of blood and shows the rest of the circulatory system. Discover where blood is made, how long a blood cell lives, what blood types are, why blood is red, and what a transfusion is.

Science-U Activity of the Weekblood pressure

Blood Pressure

Learn how to use a stethoscope and a blood pressure cuff to measure blood pressure. Can different activities change blood pressure? Gather a group of friends and try it!

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WPSU Virtual Field Trips

WPSU presents virtual field trips of the Centre Country Recycling and Refuse Authority and Fort Roberdeau with more to come!

2021 Penn State Humphrey Fellows

Explore the World with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

These educational videos, suited for classroom and community viewing, feature Penn State Humphrey Fellows talking about their home country, its culture, history, and people.

Grades 9 to 12

Activity of the Weekblood vessels

Blood Vessels Help Tumors Grow

Cancer researcher Dr. Judah Folkman describes his approach to proving a new idea he had about how tumors grow inside the body focused on angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels.

Science-U Activity of the Weekmeringue tops

Marvelous Meringues

Beating egg whites causes an amazing change. When you add sugar and bake them, more changes happen! Go from slimy egg white to fluffy foam to a crunchy solid and delicious cookie while learning about the science behind the marvelous meringue.

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Crash Course

Fast-paced, imaginative videos on science, social studies, history and literature.

Above the Noise

Above the Noise

Myles Bess takes viewers along on his journey to cut through the hype surrounding controversial topics in the news to find out what’s really going on.

WPSU Games

Science-U Activity of the Weekpipe cleaner snowflake growing crystals

Grow a Snowflake 

Create a snowflake shape out of pipe cleaners and then dip your design in a special liquid – over time crystals will form. 

 

Questioning Cube Game

The Questioning Cube

Practice reading comprehension by asking questions about short stories and passages. (Best for Grades 2 – 5).

Cryptology

Cryptology Files

Take on the role of cryptologists to decode clues using pre-algebraic substitution and order of operation. (Best for Grades 8 – 12)

The Hamburger Game

The Hamburger Reading Game

Practice attentive reading by choosing the main idea – or “meat” of the story – from a passage of text. Drag the main ideas to the center of your hamburger and create a juicy treat! (Best for Grades 2 – 3)

Grown-ups

PBS Kids Daily Newsletter

PBS Kids Weekly Newsletter

Tips and activities to keep your kids engaged and learning while at home.

PBS Parents

PBS Parents Website

Find parenting tips, hands-on activities, games, and apps for grades PreK-3 to help you raise kind, curious, and resilient children.

Sesame Street in Communities

Sesame Street in Communities

Hundreds of multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six.

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Anti-Racism Resources

A growing list of resources from PBS and trusted partners, to use as tools to support anti-racist learning and growth. Free and open for all. (pdf)

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Gardening With Kids

Learn how gardening can affect your child’s brain, body and soul

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How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism

Sonia Manzano, known as Maria on Sesame Street, will speak about how parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and those working with children can learn how to talk to kids about race.

Mission: Materials Science

Materials science is the study of stuff— what it’s made of, how it can be used, and even how it can be changed to create new kinds of stuff. Your mission? To learn how materials science and engineering is at work all around you.

 

PBS Learning Media

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Science

Explore natural phenomena and scientific practices with videos, lesson plans, and interactive tools.

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Social Studies

Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more.

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Mathematics

Bring math concepts to life through interactive games, animations and engaging media resources.

The Heros Journey

English Language Arts

Browse standards-aligned ELA resources for students in all grades.

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Engineering & Technology

Discover resources and projects that connect students to engineering design practices and future careers.

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Health & Physical Education

Discover resources that provide essential lessons on physical, mental, and emotional health.

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The Arts

Bring dance, music, theater, and visual art into your classroom with these standards-aligned resources.

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World Languages

Bring world languages and cultures into your classroom with resources on Spanish, French, and more.