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Code Your Way Through the Galaxy

Children apply geometry concepts to create patterns and shapes to program their ship to race through the galaxy, learning about computer programming along the way.

Binary Bracelets

Learn how to make a bead bracelet (or necklace or keychain) that spells your name in binary code.

Family Food Traditions

Jalani and his mom talk about cooking together and their family’s cooking traditions in this video. Use the Health Eating handout that accompanies the video to guide a discussion with your child.

Pancake Science

Pancakes are a popular family breakfast item, and making them together provides a chance to use math and science skills.

Oobleck

Can something be both a solid and a liquid?

How to be Civically Engaged

In this collection of videos and activities, explore the different (and interesting) ways you can become more civically engaged.

Water Filter

Can you make muddy water crystal clear?

Managing Worries

Effectively managing worries is a building block for successful problem solving and making good choices in the future. Try these activities for confronting negative thoughts and help “turn down the noise” made by anxiety.

Blood Pressure

Learn how to use a stethoscope and a blood pressure cuff to measure blood pressure. Can different activities change blood pressure?

Dances of the Americas

Through live performances and interviews, the collection represents a wide variety of cultures and styles of dance among Native American tribes.

Magic Milk

When food coloring and soap are added to whole milk, strange things happen.

Pattern Power

Practice creating and replicating patterns—an important math skill—with this simple activity.

The Big Sale

Solve unit rate problems to determine the best deal per ounce of grocery items.

Square Bubbles

Is a bubble always round? What happens if you use a different shaped bubble wand?

Do leaves breathe?

Create an environment to observe leaves breathing.

Relaxation & Breathing

As we begin to think about school starting we may feel a little anxious. Try these breathing techniques to calm your mind and body.

Summer of Reading

Get summer started on the right page with PBS LearningMedia’s Summer of Reading collection!

Reaction Time

How fast does your brain send messages to your body?

Animal Chefs

The chefs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium prepare meals daily to feed a variety of animals. Learn how these chefs work to tempt the taste buds of thousands of species.

Bumblebee Bonanza

What do bumblebees do all day?

Pennies and Water

Test how many pennies you can put in a full glass of water without letting any leak over the edges.

Density Tower

Make colorful layers using liquids of varying densities, then experiment to see which items sink or float to each layer!

Space Day

Here from a member of the US Space Force and an Astronaut! Learn what it takes to travel to space.

Air Pressure Rockets

How do you launch a rocket without using fuel?

Invent Apps That Help Others and Build Empathy

Discover how new apps are improving the lives of people with a disability or illness and helping to raise empathy.

Bumblebee Bonanza

What do bumblebees do all day?

Density Tower

Make colorful layers using liquids of varying densities.

Cartoon Academy

Practice drawing cartoon characters while learning educational facts on the cartoon subjects by cartoonist Joe Wos.

Do leaves breathe?

Create an environment to observe leaves breathing.

Nature: At-Home Activities

Try out these activities to learn more about animals in nature.

Generation Nation: Self-Reflection & Interviewing Activity

In these activities, students will draw inspiration from Generation Nation: A PBS American Portrait Story to complete a self-reflection
about their life, goals, and anxieties.

Energy Carousel

Make your own carousel toy while exploring some basic energy concepts.

Garden Health and Maintenance

Learn about what a garden needs to remain healthy. Explore the choices that lead to a thriving garden like choosing the best location, preparing the soil, and knowing when to water the plants.

Do Leaves Breathe?

Create an environment to observe leaves breathing.

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating helps keep a healthy mind. Learn more with the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe contest for kids that promotes cooking and healthy eating.

Blood Pressure

What affects blood pressure?

Living and Working in Space

Explore the International Space Station (ISS), a unique laboratory that orbits 250 miles above the Earth at a speed of five miles per second, seeing a sunrise every 90 minutes!

Air Pressure Rockets

How do you launch a rocket without using fuel?

Bumblebee Bonanza

What do bumblebees do all day?

Bird Migration

Learn about migration, the seasonal movement of animals from one location to another.

Oratory Tips and Tricks

Looking to give a speech? How you use your voice makes a huge difference.

Magic Milk

What makes food coloring dance in milk?

From “Screen” to “Green”

Encourage outdoor exploration with these free apps from PBS and beyond.

Do Leaves Breathe?

In this experiment, create an environment where you can see this carbon dioxide/oxygen exchange happening in leaves!

Pancake Science

Work on some serious math and science lessons while making pancakes.

What It Is like to Be Autistic | Move to Include

Learn more about autism spectrum disorder through 26-year-old Tyler Leech’s story.

Five Senses

In this Science Trek, host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests will answer students’ questions about our five senses.

Do Leaves Breathe?

How similar are we to leaves? Create an environment to observe leaves breathing.

Things Explained: Personal Protective Equipment

In this episode of Things Explained, we talk with a Georgia nurse who is caring for coronavirus patients and examine why PPE is in such high demand during the global pandemic.

Can You Water Plants with Other Liquids?

Most seeds need warmth, light, and water to start growing. But what happens when you replace water with other types of liquids? Test them out using this experiment!