May 15 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4–8

Today, we're debunking coronavirus myths, getting to the bottom of a mystery surrounding a WWII-era drone, discovering the history of the car and finding out the ways math impacts our daily lives.

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. Decoding COVID-19

A Brief but Spectacular Take on Surviving COVID-19 – Video and Support Materials
Fact or Fiction: How to Spot Covid-19 Misinformation – Video and Support Materials


9:00 a.m. History Detectives: WWII Drone/Wooden Club/Clara Barton Letter (Social Studies)

America’s Boomtowns: On the Home Front – Video and Support Materials
Clara Barton: Biography
Civil War Letters – Lesson Plan
Theodore Roosevelt’s “Bull Moose Party” and the 1912 Election


10:00 a.m. Get the Math Apt Exchange (Math)

Real-Life Math: Chef – Video and Support Materials
Math in Fashion – Interactive Lesson

A chef turns on the stove at her restaurant.
A chef turns on the stove at her restaurant. | Still from “Real-Life Math | Chef”

10:30 a.m. Get the Math 2.0 Apt Exchange (Math)

The Majesty of Music and Math – Song Maker – Interactive 
The Majesty of Music and Math: Melody Maker Experiment – Interactive


11:00 a.m. Breakthrough, The Ideas That Changed The World: The Car (Science)

Carbon-Fiber Car of the Future – Video and Support Materials
The Impact of Technology: Cars – Video and Support Materials


12:00 p.m. Decoding COVID-19 (Science)

How Coronavirus Tests Work – Video
What We Know and Don’t Know about the Coronavirus – Video

A lab worker inserts a sample into a container.
A lab worker inserts a sample into a container. | Still from “How Coronavirus Tests Work” / NOVA