March 27 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4-8

Here's what to look out for on March 27 for grades 4 through 8. Plus, discover the mysteries of the deep seas and learn more about a fearless warrior queen who ruled over two kingdoms in Africa.

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.

Programming Highlights

NOVA | Mystery Beneath the Ice
Friday at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. PST on KLCS and 2:00 p.m. PST on KCET
Tiny, transparent, and threatened, krill are crucial to the Antarctic ecosystem. But the population of krill is crashing for reasons that continue to baffle the experts. See scientists dive beneath the surface in search of the ice caves that shelter juvenile krill during the winter. There, they hope to discover what’s causing the krill to vanish and, ultimately, how the shifting seasons caused by climate change could disrupt ecosystems around the world.

Genius by Stephen Hawking | The Universe
Friday at 11:00 a.m. PST on KLCS
Where does the universe come from? Stephen Hawking leads three intrepid souls in a search for the origin of the universe with the help of racing cars, ice-skaters, balloons and running tracks.

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The Great American Read | What We Do For Love
Friday at 9 a.m. on KCET and 1:00 p.m. PST on KLCS
How far do we go in the name of love? Join Margaret Atwood, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Nicholas Sparks, Baratunde Thurston and Ming-Na Wen among many others, as they share their best-loved books that feature the unrequited passion to unforgettable first love. Below, watch Margaret Atwood and others talk about the kind of love that can be found in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel, “Anne of Green Gables.”

At-Home Learning Tips

Give Your Ears Some Exercise
Want to spend some time away from screens this weekend? Check out these 10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Teens and Tweens. Read more tips on how to stay busy.


Daily Programming

Friday on KLCS


Additional Resources

NOVA| Polar Extremes
Want to know more about the North and South poles? Join the NOVA team as they follow a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places — beech trees in Antartica, redwoods and hippo-like mammals in the Arctic.

Fun Facts about NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Why does the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have such a cool name? Is it the center of the universe? Find out other fascinating facts about this idiosyncratic scientific lab that explores outer space.

The Space Flight Operations Facility, a National Historic Landmark. | NASA/JPL-Caltech
The Space Flight Operations Facility, a National Historic Landmark. | NASA/JPL-Caltech

How Henrietta Swan Leavitt Helped Build a Yardstick to Measure the Universe
There was a time when women astronomers were a strange sight to behold, but one such pioneering spirit was Henrietta Swan Leavitt, whose worked helped humankind measure the universe. Read on to find out. more about her contributions to science.