May 20 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4–8

Go on the hunt for tornadoes with storm chasers, visit the Nile and explore the effects of foods on our brains.

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.

Wednesday on KLCS

8:00 a.m. Nova: Deadliest Tornadoes (Science)

How Do Tornadoes Form? – Video and Support Materials

Chasing Tornadoes – Video and Support Materials

A tornado hovers over a road.
A tornado hovers over a road. | Still from “Chasing Tornadoes” / PBS LearningMedia

9:00 a.m. History Detectives: Notes in 1775 Almanac/Get Thin To Music Records/Andy Warhol’s Art (Social Studies)

The Road to Revolution Game / Liberty! The American Revolution – Interactive

Flappers and Speakeasies – Media Gallery and Support Materials

The Road to Apollo: An Interactive Journey – Interactive and Support Materials


10:00 a.m. The Nile: Rivers of Life (Science)

Interconnections in the Okavango River Delta / Okavango: River of Dreams – Video and Support Materials

The Great Elephant Census – Video and Support Materials

Kush’s Rise to Power / Rise of the Black Pharaohs – Video

The Kush Civilization – Activity and Support Materials


11:00 a.m. Food – Delicious Science: Food on the Brain (Science)

Can You Be Addicted to Sugar? / Braincraft – Video

Are Energy Drinks Really that Bad? / Above the Noise – Video and Support Materials

A diagram of a brain made out of red gel and sprinkles.
Watch to learn more about what happens to your brain when you eat sugar. | Still from “Can You Be Addicted to Sugar? | Braincraft” / PBS LearningMedia

12:00 p.m. NOVA: Deadliest Tornadoes (Science)

La Nina and Tornado Outbreaks – Video and Support Materials

Rate Tornado Damage – Interactive and Support Materials