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June 1 | Programming and Activities | Grades 4–8

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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.

Monday on KLCS

8:00 a.m.

Nova: Bigger Than T. Rex (Science)

Anatomical Advantages of the Spinosaurus - Video and Support Materials
Recreating Spinosaurus - Video and Support Materials

Scientists compare a dinosaur bone to a bird's foot
Scientists compare a dinosaur bone to a bird's foot. | Still from "Anatomical Advantages of the Spinosaurus" / PBS LearningMedia


9:00 a.m.

History Detectives: Frank Zappa Collage; Beatles Autographs; Bob Dylan Guitar (Social Studies)

Frank Zappa on Fads - Video
The Sixties / History Detectives - Media Gallery and Support Materials
1964: “The Beatles” - Video and Support Materials


10:00 a.m.

Magical Land of Oz: Land (Nature)

Platypus Power! / Kratts Creatures - Video
Marsupials: The Evolution Backstory - Webpage
Evolution Down Under - Article
Dining with Wombats / Kratts Creatures - Video


11:00 a.m.

Life From Above: Colorful Planet (Science)

Gallery of Auroras - Interactive and Support Materials
Illuminating the Northern Lights - Video and Support Materials
Penguins - Video
Antarctica's Climate Secrets - Collection
Earth’s Ever-Changing Surface - Lesson Plan
Rising Ocean Temperatures Threaten World’s Coral Reefs - Video and Support Materials

An aurora borealis and the Milky Way in the sky above a forest and lake.
STEVE (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) and the Milky Way at Childs Lake, Manitoba, Canada. The picture is a composite of 11 images stitched together. | Image Courtesy Krista Trinder/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr/Public Domain


12:00 p.m.

Nova: Bigger Than T. Rex (Science)

What Tiny Fossils Explain about Big Dinosaur Ecosystems - Video 
A Dinosaur Fit for Land and Water: Spinosaurus Unveiled - Article

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Little girl whistling while playing around with her kite

Family Math Activity: Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Making a kite is a fun way to practice math and play outside. Create this simple kite in 10 minutes or less using a few easy-to-find household materials for hours of outdoor fun.
Male Elementary School Pupil Building Robot Car In Science Lesson engineering

Engineering & Early Coding: Webinar for Early Learning Educators

In this 60-minute professional development webinar, educators will be introduced to early learning engineering platforms, strategies, and tools. The webinar will include the engineering design process, an introduction to coding, and PBS resources to inspire students to think creatively while constructing something new.
 A small child paints an abstract pattern on a rock.

How to Make a Community Friendship Rock Garden

Plant the seeds of civic and community engagement in your kids by making a community rock garden with hand-painted rocks and by reading together.