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June 4 | 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.

Thursday on KLCS

8:00 a.m.

Nova: Why Sharks Attack (Science)

Shark Biology - Video and Support Materials
Shark Tagging - Video and Support Materials

A lemon shark takes a break on the sandy ocean floor, gulping water to breathe.
A lemon shark takes a break on the sandy ocean floor, gulping water to breathe. | Still from “Shark Biology” PBS LearningMedia


9:00 a.m.

History Detectives: Stories of Our Nation’s Beginnings (Social Studies)

Liberty or Death: Patrick Henry’s Speech - Media Gallery and Support Materials
Benjamin Franklin: Writer, Inventor, and Founding Father - Lesson Plan
Please Stand for the National Anthem - Lesson Plan and Support Materials
The Road to Revolution Game / Liberty! The American Revolution - Interactive


10:00 a.m.

Nature: Snowbound, Animals of Winter (Nature)

Surviving Winter - Interactive Lesson and Support Materials
Climate Change Contributes to Competition Between Red and Arctic Foxes - Video
Hour One: City of Bears: Brown Bear Fact Sheet - Webpage
Seasonal Science: Hibernation - Video and Support Materials
Animal Adaptations: Polar Bear Paws - Media Gallery and Support Materials
Penguins - Video
Wintertime Creature Powers / Wild Kratts - Video and Support Materials


11:00 a.m.

Operation Maneater: Great White Shark (Nature)

The Great White Shark - Media Gallery 
The Great White Shark - Video 
Researching Great White Sharks / NOAA - Video

A great white shark swims in the ocean.
A great white shark swims in the ocean. | Still from “Researching Great White Sharks | NOAA” PBS LearningMedia


12:00 p.m.

Nova: Why Sharks Attack (Science)

Shark Attack! The Hunt - Interactive
Sharks and Shorelines: Nature Works Everywhere - Lesson Plan

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