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WPSU Learning at Home

The 2020–21 school year is very different and we are here to help. Pennsylvania PBS, the seven public television stations across the commonwealth, want you to know that you are not alone.

Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the seven PBS stations across Pennsylvania joined together to create Learning at Home, 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 Week's Activities

Next Week's Activities

PBS Kids Summer of Possibilities

PBS KIDS Summer of Possibilities

June Activities

July Activities

PreK to Grade 3

Activity of the Weekchildren building with teacher

Creating Routines

It’s always a good time for children to brush up on everyday routines like greeting friends, picking up toys, and getting ready for bed. This collection is filled with tips and ideas!

Science-U Activity of the Weekfoam fountain experiment

Foam Fountain

Create a fantastic foaming fountain with a few household ingredients!

Virtual Summer Camp

WPSU Virtual Summer Camp

This summer your family can go on adventures to continents around the world and expeditions right in your backyard.

pbskids.org

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 Weeksummer of reading

Summer of Reading

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

Science-U Activity of the Weekreaction time experiment

Reaction Time

How fast does your brain send messages to your body?

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.

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 Weekread to lead

Read to Lead

Try these digital learning games that promote literacy and leadership in an immersive virtual workplace.

Science-U Activity of the Weekplaster casting experiment

Plaster Casting

Can you make a plaster cast like a crime scene investigator?

crash course

Crash Course

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

WPSU Games

Ninja Escape

Ninja Escape

Figure out an equation given a set of coordinates and identify the graphs of those functions with this interactive. (Best for Grades 9 – 12)

Detectives Notebook

The Detective’s Notebook

You get to be a detective! Sort through clues in a story to predict what will happen next. (Best for Grades 3 – 6)

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)

Questioning Cube Game

The Questioning Cube

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

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.

anti-racism

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)

family gardening

Gardening With Kids

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

 

PBS Learning Media

plants

Science

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

constitution

Social Studies

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

math

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.