WPSU Learning at Home

As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, WPSU and PBS have come together to curate a special collection of educational resources. Whether you are a caregiver working with children or an educator planning distance learning, you’ll find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home.

 

Schedules

Daily Learning Activities

HD Channel Grades PreK-5

This Week's Activities

Next Week's Activities

PBS WORLD logo

WPSU World

Grades 6-12 from Noon-6pm

This Week's Schedule

Next Week's Schedule

 

STEM

Science U at Home

Science-U@Home

Created by WPSU, Science-U@Home offers easy to advanced at-home science activities you can do with materials you have at home.

NOVA

NOVA Resources for At-Home Learning

An extensive list of resources and original content—including short-form videos, science and education blogs—produced by NOVA.

Mission: Material Science!

Penn State’s Center for Nanoscale Science releases a new website full of family-friendly, at-home science experiments.

Finding Your Roots the Seedlings

Finding Your Roots – The Seedlings

Explore the web series and accompanying curriculum as 13 young people learn about their ancestry through a genetics and genealogy camp at Penn State.

 

PreK to Grade 2

Activity of the Week

Meet the Helpers

The Meet the Helpers toolkit is designed to introduce “helpers” and explain the role they play in emergency situations.

Science-U Activity of the Week

Does Backwash really happen?

Does saliva really wash back into the milk carton from your mouth when you take a drink? Test it for yourself using powdered drink mix and see what happens!

Word Machine

WPSU Games for PreK-2

Educational games by WPSU for kids up to Grade 2.

pbskids.org

PBS Kids Website

Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts, and other PBS KIDS shows!

Grades 3 to 5

Activity of the Week

Personal Protective Equipment Explained

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.

Science-U Activity of the Week

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!

Detectives Notebook

WPSU Games for Grades 3-5

Reading comprehension games by WPSU for kids in grades 3 to 5.

design squad global

Design Squad Global

Be creative and help people with engineering at DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL. Watch videos, play games, try activities, and share designs with the community.

Grades 6 to 12

Activity of the Week

Virus Hunter

Jon Epstein is a virus hunter – he chases viruses that can cause outbreaks of infectious disease. Follow Jon as he hunts the path of the Nipah virus from fruit bats to humans in Bangladesh.

Science-U Activity of the Week

Dental Decay

Test the acid levels in your favorite drinks with pH test strips, then soak shark teeth or eggshells in each drink to see if the acid weakens tooth enamel. Try it!

crash course

Crash Course

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

Cryptology

WPSU Games for Grades 6-12

Math challenge games using statistics and algebra for grades 6 to 12.

Grown-ups

PBS Kids Daily Newsletter

PBS Kids Daily 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.

How to Support your Child for a Very Different School Year

There are enormous questions about the 2020-2021 school year right now, but there’s a lot we can do to bolster our children’s feelings of confidence and security as the new year begins.

 

Educator Resources

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media

Standards-aligned educational material and curriculum that can be used by teachers and parents.

PBS Education

PBS Education

PBS provided resources for teachers, including TeacherLine, Digital Innovators, and Teacher’s Lounge.

Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Open Educational Resources

Access nearly all online courses developed by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, in subjects such as energy, geospatial technology, cartography, and geology.

Penn State College of Education

K-12 Resources for Educators

A curated collection of learning resources brought to you by the Education Department at Penn State.