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June 9 | 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.

Tuesday on KLCS

8:00 a.m.

NOVA:Black Hole - Universe (Science)

Evidence for the Big Bang Theory - Video and Support Materials
History of the Universe - Interactive


9:00 a.m.

History Detectives: Tokyo Rose Recording; Crazy Horse Photo; WWII Diary (Social Studies)

Primary Source Analysis Tool / Teaching with Primary Sources - Webpage
Tokyo Rose - Webpage


10:00 a.m.

Nature: The Cheetah Children (Nature)

How Animals Care for Their Young - Interactive Lesson and Support Materials
Reaching Cheetah Speed! / Kratts Creatures - Video
Cat Adaptations: Agility - Video and Support Materials
Cat Adaptations: Super Senses - Video and Support Materials

A family of cheetahs.
A family of cheetahs. | Flickr/Make it Kenya/Public Domain


11:00 a.m.

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

Planet H2O - Collection
H2O: The Molecule That Made Us - Collection
The Transforming Leap, from Four Legs to Two - Article
Water Crisis - Article
Water-stressed cities in India turn to innovation for a safe, stable supply - Article
Egypt’s Golden Empire: New Kingdom - Article
Flood! Dealing with the Deluge - Article


12:00 p.m.

NOVA:Black Hole - Universe (Science)

Scientists Studies Exploding Star’s Insides, Explains Birth of Supernova - Article
Birth of a Supernova: Type II - Interactive

Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. | Flickr/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center/Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Newborn stars peek out from beneath their natal blanket of dust in this dynamic image of the Rho Ophiuchi dark cloud from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. | Flickr/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center/Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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