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June 12 | 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.

Friday on KLCS

8:00 a.m.

NOVA: Secrets of Noah’s Ark (Science)

Noah’s Ark, 1987 - Image and Support Materials
Ancient Writing: Similarities & Differences - Document and Support Materials
Building Pharaoh’s Ship - Article

Painting of Noah's ark
Painting of Noah's ark by artist Hugo Sperger, 1987. (1922-1996.) Medium: Acrylic on masonite; 41" X 51." | Source: Kentucky Folk Art Center, Kentucky, USA. 1989.6.15/PBSLearningMedia

9:00 a.m.

History Detectives: WPA Mural Studies (Social Studies)

Investigating Art - Article
Detective Techniques: Art - Article

10:00 a.m.

Nature: Nature’s Biggest Beasts (Nature)

The Komodo Dragon’s Remarkable Physiology / Nature: The Dragon Chronicles - Webpage
Blue Whale Barrel Roll - Video

Illustration of a person riding atop a blue whale
Illustration of a person riding atop a blue whale. | Still from "Blue Whale Barrel Roll" PBS LearningMedia

11:00 a.m.

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World - The Airplane (Science)

Kites to Flight: Inventing with the Wright Brothers - Media Gallery and Support Materials
Wilbur and Orville Wright: The Process of Invention / STEM in 30 - Media Gallery and Support Materials

12:00 p.m.

NOVA: Secrets of Noah’s Ark (Science)

Areas of Irregular Shapes: Building Sailboats - Video and Support Materials
Great Human Odyssey / Early Boat Technology - Video and Support Materials
Origins of the Written Bible - Article
Archeology of the Hebrew Bible - Article

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