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June 8 | 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: Black Hole - Apocalypse (Science)

Black Hole Apocalypse / Visit a Black Hole - Video and Support Materials
The Black Hole Death Problem / Physics Girl - Video
Gravity and the Expanding Universe - Video and Support Materials
The Schwarzschild Radius: Nature’s Breaking Point - Article


9:00 a.m.

History Detectives: Manhattan Project, Galleon Shipwreck; Creole Poems (Social Studies)

Patent and Invention Research / History Detectives - Media Gallery and Support Materials
How To Examine Old Documents Such as Letters and Diaries - Article


10:00 a.m.

Nature: Naledi - One Little Elephant (Nature)

How Not to Feed a Baby Elephant - Video
What Happened to Naledi - Video 
Orphaned Baby Elephant Struggles to Survive - Video
Mud Bath with a Baby Elephant - Video
The Baby Elephant’s Trunk / Kratts Creatures - Video

A caregiver at Abu Camp in Botswana cuddles with Naledi, an orphaned baby elephant
A caregiver at Abu Camp in Botswana cuddles with Naledi, an orphaned baby elephant. | Still from "How Not to Feed a Baby Elephant" PBS.org


11:00 a.m.

H2O: The Molecule That Made Us - Pulse (Science)

NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth / Water Formation Hypothesis - Video and Support Materials
Will There Be Enough Fresh Water? - Interactive


12:00 p.m.

NOVA: Black Hole -  Apocalypse (Science)

Black Hole Apocalypse / Modeling Galaxies - Video and Support Materials
Black Hole Apocalypse / Gravity and Spacetime - Video and Support Materials
Curvature of Space / Light Falls - Video and Support Materials
What the first photograph of a black hole can reveal about space - Article and Video

A galaxy
A galaxy | Still from "Black Hole Apocalypse | Modeling Galaxies" PBS LearningMedia

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