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June 5 | 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: Mystery Beneath the Ice (Science)

Phytoplankton and Krill - Background Reading
Antarctic Food Web Game - Interactive

A ship moves over icy waters
A ship moves over icy waters. | Still from "Mystery Beneath the Ice | Phytoplankton and Krill" / PBS LearningMedia


9:00 a.m.

History Detectives: Psychophone; War Dog Letter; Pancho Villa Watch Fob (Social Studies)

Thomas Edison / Inventor and Entrepreneur - Lesson Plan
Who Made America?: Thomas Edison, The Science of Innovation - Article 
Patent Analysis - Article
PBS NewsHour: Military Dogs - Videos and Articles


10:00 a.m.

Nature: Yosemite (Nature)

Yosemite National Park: Ansel Adams - Image
Yosemite National Park / Ken Burns: The National Parks - Media Gallery
John Muir, Biography - Document


11:00 a.m.

Nature: Forest of the Lynx (Nature)

Canadian Lynx - Webpage
Ecological Antagonists and Partners: Trees, Beetles, and Woodpeckers - Video and Support Materials

A Canadian lynx
A Canadian lynx | PBS.org


12:00 p.m.

Nova: Mystery Beneath the Ice (Science)

Climate Change in the Antarctic - Video
Antarctica: Sea Ice - Video and Support Materials

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