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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.

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Schedules

WPSU Kids 24/7

Grades PreK-3

Watch Live

PBS Kids Activies Calendar

PBS KIDS Activities Calendar

Classroom Activities

Pre-K to Grade 3

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Marie Curie 

Learn about Marie Curie, two-time Nobel Prize winner, with this video clip, printable biosketch reader, and support materials.

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Backwash 

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!

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All About the Outdoors 

Help your child discover and protect the natural world around them in these printable activities from Nature Cat! From starting a plant journal to completing a “Recycling Challenge”, they will see their neighborhood and the great outdoors in a whole new light.

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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

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How to Make a Seed Ball 

Learn about Monarch butterflies, the host plants they need, and how to make a seed ball with Iowa PBS and the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa.

Science-U Activity of the Weeksquare bubbles

Square Bubbles

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

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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

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Habitats and Pollinators 

In this lesson plan and activity, students learn how the garden provides habitat for a variety of different animal species. Through making observations and collecting data, students determine which species inhabit the garden (especially pollinators), investigate relationships among them, and identify factors that may affect them.

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Smooshy Slime 

Who doesn’t love slime? Slime is oobleck’s ooey-gooey cousin, and another example of a non-Newtonian fluid. When all of the ingredients in this activity are combined you get a squishy substance that is fun to stretch, shape, and smoosh. Try it!

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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

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)

Big Sale

The Big Sale

Solve unit rate problems to determine the best deal per ounce of grocery items. (Best for Grades 6 – 9)

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)

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.

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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.

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Centre County Services for Children Birth to Five

Centre County Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) resource book, a guide to services and supports for children birth to five (0-5).

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.