April 24 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4–8

Learn about the effects of climate change on our waters, listen to the story of a North Vietnamese soldier and visit the Rockies and the Prohibition years.

At-Home Learning: PBS SoCal and KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming with digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum. Download this week’s schedule.

Friday on KLCS

8:00 a.m. Nova: Lethal Seas

What Is Ocean Acidification? – Discussion Questions
What Is Ocean Acidification? – Activity
NOVA education: Coral Reefs Around the World – Printable Activity


9:00 a.m. History Detectives: North Vietnamese Soldier Diary/Notebook of Liquor Recipes

Bootleggers – Media Gallery
Bootleggers – Activity
Bootlegger Tunnels: A Journey Through LA’s Prohibition Lore-Video

During Prohibition, some enterprising gifters made their own alcohol, which wasn’t always a welcome gift. These holiday liquors often contained poisons like choral hydrate to add “kick.” There was no known antidote for it, however. | Herald Examiner Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library

Detective Techniques: Preservation – Article
The Sixties: Notes from the Ho Chi Minh Trail (History Detectives) – Activity


10:00 a.m. The Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky

The Rockies – Background Essay
The Rockies – Discussion Questions
Careers in Environmental Health – Interactive


11:00 a.m. Climate Change: The Facts

Climate Change: Observations of Climate Change – Interactive Lesson
Agriculture and Climate Change – Media Gallery
Agriculture and Climate Change – Background Reading
Photography, Climate Change and Architecture: A Sea Change in Design – Background Reading

Arambagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009. After a night of heavy rain, Dhaka experienced widespread flooding around the city. | © Jonas Bendiksen.

12:00 p.m. Nova: Lethal Seas

Demystifying Ocean Acidification, Biodiversity Course – Discussion Questions
Demystifying Ocean Acidification, Biodiversity Course (Glossary) – Background Reading