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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

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WPSU World

Grades 6-12 from Noon-6pm

This Week's Schedule

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PreK to Grade 3

Activity of the Weekcat in the hat creates art

Create Leaf and Bark Art

Take a walk around your neighborhood and look at the trees you see in a new way!

Science-U Activity of the Weekseed growing experiment

Watch a Seed Grow

Use fast-growing seeds in this experiment, and you and your child can closely monitor all of the stages of growth a seed experiences!

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PBS Kids Website

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

Grades 4 to 8

Activity of the Weekfree apps

From “Screen” to “Green”

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

Science-U Activity of the Weekleaves

Do Leaves Breathe?

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

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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 Weekart

Outdoor Art

Use this collection of resources to explore the elements of outdoor art, and maybe find some inspiration to create your own.

Science-U Activity of the Weekwatering plants

Can you water plants with other liquids?

What happens when you replace water with other types of liquids when watering plates? Test them out using this experiment!

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Crash Course

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

WPSU Games

Making Reading Connections Game

Making Reading Connections

Join a virtual class and help the kids make connections between what they are reading and what they are learning. (Best for Grades 2 – 5)

Fridge Magnet Game

Fridge Magnet Game

Who doesn’t love making sentences with magnets on a fridge? In this game you can make virtual sentences, practicing identifying confusing words and replacing them with words that make sense. (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)

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)

Events and Special Dates

Celebrate Earth Month

Celebrate Earth Month

WPSU celebrates Earth Month with PBS and local specials for your enjoyment. Gather with the family and tune-into WPSU-TV in April to watch your favorite earth related programs.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day is Thursday, April 8 and Pennsylvania PBS Learning at Home stations are offering discussion guides, educational videos, and resources for parents and educators to teach children about empathy, identity, and how choices and actions by ordinary people can impact the world.

 

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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Nurturing Your Child’s Independence

Connection and independence are not two different things in parenting. They are happening at the same time, all the time, as we work to raise a child who is loving and linked to family and who pushes forward to find their place in the larger world.

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Exploring Nature With Your Five Senses

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and explore the great outdoors with creative, guided outdoor play together. Spending time outside together will help your child hone their senses and help them learn to use them, too.

 

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.