May 21 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4–8

Discover how Cuba is waging a war againstcancer, learn about your taste buds and get up close and personal with Polar wildlife.

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.

Thursday on KLCS

8:00 a.m. NOVA: Cuba’s Cancer Hope (Science)

How Cancer Grows – Interactive
The Legacy of Cuba’s Fidel Castro / PBS NewsHour – Video and Support Materials
President Obama Makes Historic Trip to Cuba / PBS NewsHour – Video and Support Materials
DNA and the Science of Genetic Engineering – Collection

Graphic featuring the DNA of a normal cell in pink and blue tones.
DNA of a normal cell. | Still from “How Cancer Grows” VITAL NY State Test Prep/PBS LearningMedia

9:00 a.m. History Detectives: Belgian War Medal/Pennant/Cartoon Cel (Social Studies)

The European Theater – Media Gallery and Support Materials
Alice Paul and Women’s Suffrage / The Great War – Video and Support Materials
Library of Congress: Media Gallery / Women’s Suffrage – Media Gallery and Support Materials
Iowa / Activity 7.7: Carrie Chapman Catt – Lesson Plan


10:00 a.m. Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries – The Poles (Nature)

The Spy Penguin – Video and Support Materials
Scientist Profile: Robotic Life Scientist – Video
Compare the Poles – Interactive and Support Materials
Arctic Ecosystem – Interactive and Support Materials
Antarctic Ecosystem – Interactive and Support Materials
Antarctic Food Web Game – Interactive and Support Materials

A robot shaped like a penguin lies among several real penguins in Antarctica
Learn how filmmakers for the PBS series, “NATURE,” have brought robotics into their work in the form of animal-like robots with cameras, like this emperor penguin cam. | Still from “The Spy Penguin” PBS LearningMedia

11:00 a.m. Food – Delicious Science: A Matter of Taste (Science)

The Science of Taste / QUEST – Video and Support Materials
Can You Taste with Your Ears? / Braincraft – Video 


12:00 p.m. NOVA: Cuba’s Cancer Hope (Science)

Cancer: A New Treatment – Video and Support Materials
Character Development: Cancer – A New Treatment – Lesson Plan
How Cancer Cells Grow and Divide – Video and Support Materials