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Halloween Bites: Monsters, Gourds, and More

Posted on October 9, 2022

The days are getting darker and the candy’s piling up on the supermarket shelves. Are you ready for haunted fun? We have just the clips to set the mood: everything from local hauntings and deep dives into the world of zombies to flying pumpkins and more. Oh, and if you’re not sure how much candy you’ll need to appease the neighborhood werewolves, we’ve got you covered. Continue »

 

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CTC: Student Inventor

Posted on May 10, 2022

CTC: Eighteen-year-old inventor Ryan Patterson is truly a young scientist. He designed a sign language translator glove that works by sensing the hand movements of the American Sign Language and sending the data to a device that displays the words on-screen. The glove allows a deaf person to communicate easily with anyone. Ryan’s invention won […] Continue »

 

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Science: The Importance Of Biodiversity

Posted on May 10, 2022

Ecological and habitat diversity is critical to the survival of humans. In this curated collection, learn how different species evolve to changing conditions and how humans impact endangered species. Use these resources in your science classroom to help students think critically about how to change the human behaviors that threaten plant and animal species. Continue »

 

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Science: How Disruptions Affect Animal Populations

Posted on May 10, 2022

Students explore the effects that ecosystem disruptions can have on animal populations. In this interactive lesson, students learn about the disruptions that have driven three species—the Madagascar fish eagle, the Iberian lynx, and the rowi kiwi—to the brink of extinction. They also discover the impacts that a shift in the population of one animal can […] Continue »

 

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Social Studies: Asian Americans

Posted on May 10, 2022

Told through intimate and personal lives, Asian American will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story. With over thirty lesson plans based on the series you’ll find this collection to include the stories behind the Chinese Exclusion Act, the incarceration of […] Continue »

 

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Science: Exploring Endangered Species

Posted on May 10, 2022

In this lesson, students learn about ecosystems, food webs, and human impact on ecosystems as they develop a plan to protect an endangered species that lives in their state. Continue »

 

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Science: Endangered Eastern Black Rhino

Posted on May 10, 2022

Learn all about the endangered eastern black rhinos why they have the characteristics that they have. This fun, informative video will encourage young explorers to investigate the world and discover the many wonderful ways we can interact with animals and their habitats. Continue »

 

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Social Studies: Meet The Species!

Posted on May 10, 2022

In this Dinosaur Train clip, the Pteranodon kids and their friends, the “junior conductors,” travel to the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic Periods in one day. Continue »

 

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Science: Paws For A Minute

Posted on May 10, 2022

This collection of one-minute videos features a range of animals housed at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. Each video profiles a specific animal, and demonstrates a number of physical and adaptive features and behaviors. Continue »

 

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Math: Describing Nature With Math

Posted on May 10, 2022

NOVA Online’s Peter Tyson writes, “If you’re like me, you understand readily how one can describe nature’s wonders using poetry or music, painting or photography. Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” richly depict their natural subjects, as do Monet’s water lilies and Ansel Adams’ photos of Yosemite. But mathematics? How […] Continue »

 

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Math: Wild Fractions!

Posted on May 10, 2022

Wild Fractions are animations and games using animals that feature vidual models for fraction multiplication and division. Providing real-world connections and opportunities to think more deeply about math. Continue »

 

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Math: Clash of the Iguanas

Posted on May 10, 2022

Calculating rates of change can be tough! See if you can figure out why Pete’s claim that his iguana grew more than Pauly’s is wrong. Use what you know about measurement, fractions, and rates to figure out which iguana grew more in this real world application of math. Continue »

 

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Math: Count On It!

Posted on May 10, 2022

Count On It! is a fun and innovative way to teach children mathematics. Blossom and Snappy decide to plant a garden. They go to Calloway Gardens to learn about different types of plants and flowers, as well as butterflies and hummingbirds. Continue »

 

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Math: That’s A Pattern

Posted on May 10, 2022

In this interactive, children are asked to complete a series of six simple, random patterns by choosing the missing image. The player can pick between four themes: space, polar animals, insects and flowers, and dinosaurs. This interactive is available in both English and Spanish. Launch the game to choose your language and play. Continue »

 

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Health & PE: Personal Trainer

Posted on May 10, 2022

Turns out we aren’t active enough and it gets worse the older we get. To find a little more motivation for moving, Margaret speaks with Gina Shaffer, a certified personal trainer, to learn more ways to stay active. Continue »

 

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Health & PE: Obstacle Course

Posted on May 10, 2022

Amanda Stein, a summer camp counselor at South Hills Interfaith Movement, builds an obstacle course in her driveway using chalk and some items she found around her house. Continue »

 

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Health & PE: Exercise For A Healthy Me

Posted on May 10, 2022

In this short video Miss Kelsey encourages kids to go outside and exercise. Keeping our body healthy provides energy and is a great way to love ourselves. Get your kids excited to go outside and exercise! Continue »

 

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English Language Arts: Joy Luck Club

Posted on May 10, 2022

Amy Tan’s first novel, The Joy Luck Club, was inspired by her mother’s stories and is based on their relationship. A central theme in this book is mother-daughter relationships. In this multimedia presentation, students can walk through a Google Slides deck to engage the four mother-daughter relationships in The Joy Luck Club. Activities and reflection […] Continue »

 

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English Language Arts: American Stories Teens and Immigration

Posted on May 10, 2022

In this blended lesson , students watch documentary video about four teens who immigrated to the United States. Students explore the factors that drive immigration and the challenges immigrants face in the United States, particularly in learning English. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos […] Continue »

 

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English Language Arts: Be An Inventor

Posted on May 10, 2022

View an inventive way to learn to read with the text feature, timelines! Be informed, persuaded, and entertained as you learn an author’s purpose for writing. See the Inventors’ Wall of Fame! Meet an owl whooooo wants to invent something too! Continue »

 

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English Language Arts: Super Inventions

Posted on May 10, 2022

In this Martha Speaks interactive story, learn how animal abilities have inspired inventions over the years. Birds inspired people to invent the first airplanes. A lizards sticky feet led to the invention of special glue for bandages. Chameleons helped give us the idea for camouflage clothing. Continue »

 

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Career Readiness: Web Designer

Posted on May 10, 2022

Watch three web developers explain how teamwork and a creative mindset are the building blocks of their trade in making computer code efficient and their websites intuitive and user-friendly. Continue »

 

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Career Readiness: Inventor

Posted on May 10, 2022

Eighteen-year-old inventor Ryan Patterson is truly a young scientist. He designed a sign language translator glove that works by sensing the hand movements of the American Sign Language and sending the data to a device that displays the words on-screen. The glove allows a deaf person to communicate easily with anyone. Ryan’s invention won first […] Continue »

 

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Career Readiness: Forest Canopy Researcher

Posted on May 10, 2022

When Forest Canopy Researcher Nalini Nadkarni was young, she studied dance and biology. Now she puts on climbing gear and spends her time high up in the forest canopy of Washington State. The canopy is one of the last frontiers on Earth, and Nalini is studying how some plants in the canopy–called epiphytes–survive without having […] Continue »

 

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Career Readiness: Dairy Scientist

Posted on May 10, 2022

Did you know that making ice cream is a science? That’s Dairy Scientist Phillip Tong’s specialty. As a researcher at California Polytechnic State University, it’s his job to find ways to improve the process for making ice cream, and to come up with tasty new flavor ideas Continue »

 

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Art: Asian Americans in The Arts

Posted on May 10, 2022

During the 1970s, arts and culture became vehicles for elevating the narratives of Asian Americans, a term first used in 1968 during the struggle to establish ethnic studies at California universities. Under this new pan-Asian identity, a generation of young Asian American organizers, academics, and artists emerged, ready to define themselves and their history to […] Continue »

 

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Art: Crystal Sparkle Paint

Posted on May 10, 2022

Crystal Sparkle Paint is a fun activity that combines science and art for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers. Continue »

 

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Art: Color Exploration

Posted on May 10, 2022

Color exploration is a hands-on science and art activity for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers. Continue »

 

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Art: Bubble Prints

Posted on May 10, 2022

Bubble Prints is a hands-on science and art exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers. Continue »

 

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Remake Learning Days 2022

Posted on April 19, 2022

Come along with WPSU as we go on a virtual field trip to Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center! Bring along your curiosity, no traveling required! Continue »

Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Elmo’s World Kindness Bingo 

Posted on November 5, 2021

World Kindness Day is November 13th. Download and print this kindness bingo card and see how many acts of kindness your children can complete.     Continue »

 

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Peanuts Holiday Specials Coming to WPSU-TV

Posted on October 11, 2021

PBS Member stations have been given exclusive rights to broadcast all three Peanuts fall/winter holiday specials. These specials are not available on WPSU-TV’s livestream. Tune-in with your family and friends to watch on WPSU-TV. Continue »

 

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Prepare for the Future

Posted on October 7, 2021

By preparing an estate plan, you’re safeguarding more than just matters of finances and inheritance, you’re also guiding future health decisions, providing for loved ones, and creating your legacy. Join other loyal WPSU supporters by requesting your FREE organizer, and then get your estate plan off the ground. Continue »

 

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Classical music helps inspire creation of $50,000 in endowments for WPSU

Posted on July 16, 2021

Inspired by more than 40 years of programming on WPSU Penn State, one couple is helping to ensure it will continue to reach the audiences it serves. William Lukens and Cheryl Price made a commitment of $50,000 to create two endowments, the William Lukens and Cheryl Price Endowment for WPSU-TV and the William Lukens and Cheryl Price Endowment for WPSU-FM. Continue »

 

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Celebrate Pride Month

Posted on June 2, 2021

Celebrate Pride Month this June and every day with WPSU! Explore a special collection of films, series and short stories that explore the LGBTQ experience in the United States and around the world. Continue »

 

Space Day with WPSU 

Posted on April 29, 2021

Join WPSU for a free virtual day of space exploration on May 15, at 1:00 p.m. Have a blast learning about space careers and some out of this world space-themed activities. And look out for guests dropping in to share their real-life experiences in the aeronautics field. Continue »

Saturday, May 15, at 1:00 p.m.

 

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Keiko Miwa Ross commits $1 million to WPSU

Posted on January 13, 2021

Keiko Miwa Ross, Penn State’s 2020 Philanthropist of the Year, has invested an additional $1 million to WPSU building upon her support for the station, including a gift last year to replace the aging WPSU transmitter. The WPSU television studio will bear her name, and she will also be honored in on-air spots. Continue »

 

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WPSU Free Virtual Screenings

Posted on September 16, 2020

WPSU hosts free documentary screenings that you can access right from your computer and smart device wherever you are. Learn and connect with others to discuss a broad range of topics that are important to you through PBS content and WPSU original productions. Continue »

 

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Bright by Text

Posted on July 1, 2020

WPSU has teamed up with Bright by Text, a national parent texting program, to put expert tips, games and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers. Continue »