At Home Learning Resources June 22-26, 2020


This week, WOUB takes time to explore the native and natural history of the world we live in. Nature Cat learns about Johnny Appleseed, explores caves, and finds fossils. (WOUB HD) Native America (WOUB Classic) explores the world created by America’s First Peoples. Learn how water underpins every aspect of our existence on Nova’s “H20, The Molecule That Made Us” (WOUB World).

WOUB CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES


WOUB HD (20.1/44.1) Grades PreK – 3

Nature Cat 3:30 PM

This week, Nature Cat explores caves, imagines prehistoric times, tells the story of Johnny Appleseed, finds the source or a strange sound and many other outdoor adventures.

WOUB Classic (20.2/44.2) Grades 4-8

Native America (10:00 AM Monday through Thursday)

Explore the world created by America’s First Peoples on Native America. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.


WORLD Channel (20.3/44.3) Grades 9-12

NOVA: H2O: The Molecule That Made Us 2PM Tuesday through Thursday)

This three-hour series dramatically reveals how water underpins every aspect of our existence.





Apps and Games to Explore This Week: PBS Kids Nature Cat Great Outdoor

This app includes a journal app to record nature findings along with camera and microphone apps. Daily Adventures gives a new adventure each day asking kids to use these different tools to explore.


Infants and Toddlers:

Nature Cat Scavenger Hunt - Age Specific Explorations With Nature

Your family can enjoy becoming backyard sleuths on a scavenger hunt to find items and textures from nature.




Preschool:

Paint with Nature - Craft

Get outside and have fun with nature, using natural objects (leaves, flowers, or anything else!) as brushes or stamps to paint creative art projects.


Grades K-2: Nature Cat Games on PBS Kids


Let's go adventure with Nature Cat and his friends on PBS Kids Games.

Hal’s Big Dig Game Help Hal dig up some awesome fossils.

Cave Hunt The dog has stolen all the cat's and dog's toys in the neighborhood! Let's go to the cave adventures to find the toys and have a party!


Grades 3-5: Learn about Mammoths- Sci Trek Mammoths

This video segment describes the physical characteristics of both Woolly and Columbian Mammoth fossils that are located in a museum. What did mammoths eat? How big were they? Why are their teeth so unique? How long ago did they live?



Grades 6-8: Nature Collection - Videos and Activities

This collection of science videos draws upon the powerful documentaries of public television’s award-winning natural history series, Nature.


Grades 9-12: Reconstructing a Storm

Investigate the role that clouds play in severe tropical storms, in this interactive from the NOVA Cloud Lab.


PARENTS:

Encouraging Nature Play


Nature connection is a contact sport, and both kids and nature can take it! Discover the benefits of play, practice “hummingbird parenting”, schedule unstructured play, and let kids engage fully with nature.


The Opioid Crisis: Justice and Accountability - Webinar on June 23 from 8-9PM EST

Please RSVP to join in ahead of the June 23, 10 pm broadcast premiere of Frontline: Opioids Inc. for a virtual discussion about holding big pharmaceutical companies accountable with the film’s director, Tom Jennings, and the US Pharma and Biotech correspondent for the Financial Times, Hannah Kuchler.


TEACHERS:

INFOhio Webinar: Follow the Curriculum Building Road! Curate Standards-Aligned, High Quality Content - Wednesday, June 24 at noon.


Earth and Space Collection on PBS Learning Media: Teachers look closer at earth and space science resources in this collection from PBS Learning Media.


Virtual Nature Field Trips: Thanks to technology, it’s now possible for kids to visit all kinds of places from the comfort of their classroom (or home). Here is a

list of over 25 virtual field trips for you to enjoy with your students and families.


SPECIAL EVENTS:


June 25th at 7:00 PM


PBS's American Experience: The Vote - Preview Screening & Virtual Discussion

You're invited to a virtual screening & panel discussion. UNC-TV, together with the League of Women Voters of Wake County and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, present a Special Preview Screening & Panel Discussion of PBS's American Experience The Vote on Thursday, June 25, from 7-9 PM EST. Pre-registration is required.


June 21st : National Selfie Day

American Experience PBS shares what is thought to be the first selfie from 1839. Discover the history of National Selfie Day. Then, go on a nature photo scavenger hunt with your family. Be sure to take selfies with each item you find.



PBS Kids Family Night Movie: Nature Cat Marathon 6-26-20

This week’s PBS Kids Family Night is a nature adventure with NatureCat and his pals. Tune in for three of our favorite Nature Cat movies at 7:00 p.m. on WOUB 24/7 Kids Channel 20.6 /44.6 or The PBS KIDS Video App .


Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Scavenger Hunt


Have you joined our virtual scavenger hunt? You still have time. This week our hunt focuses on Innovators. Explore how Mary Shelly, Harry Houdini, Jackie Robinson, and Anna Pavola changed the world and you can too. To answer questions you can watch episodes on WOUB HD Channels 20.1 & 44.1 at 9:00 & 4:30. You can also follow the YouTube links listed on the site or find the episodes on the PBS kids video app.


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