Lots of STEAM this week on #LearnAtHome. Join us to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in new and fun ways.
WOUB CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES
WOUB HD (20.1/44.1) Grades PreK – 3
PBS Kids offers a variety of STEAM learning this week on Hero Elementary, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Curious George and even Sesame Street. Check here for show times or watch anytime on the PBS Kids Video app.
WOUB Classic (20.2/44.2) Grades 4-8
SciGirls 8:30 Monday - Friday
Come along with the SciGirls as they learn about building Apps, and the science behind multitasking, insulation, exercise and of course… bees.
WORLD Channel (20.3/44.3) Grades 9-12
Plants Behaving Badly: Murder and Mayhem & Sex and Lies Tuesday 12:00PM & 1:00PM
Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many sci-fi films over the years. See why the reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction. Also, revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose - to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp.
Apps and Games to Explore This Week: PBS Kids Play and Learn Science App
Play with shadows, control the weather, roll and slide objects down a ramp, choose the best materials for an umbrella – all while building science inquiry skills and learning core science concepts.
Infants and Toddlers:Doing Science Every Day
Young children learn science by actively doing it — and that’s why science and kids are a natural fit!
Preschool:Pushes and Pulls
Young children are constantly on the move. As they run, jump, climb and tumble, they experience stability, motion and balance with their own bodies. This PBS Parents article shares ways to encourage your child to explore pushes and pulls.
Grades K-2: Structures Collection
In this Structures collection, you'll find videos, interactives, and lesson plans to examine different types of bridges, explore concepts of tension and compression, and discover various shapes used to make strong structures.
Grades 3-5:Plant Adaptations Interactive Lesson
Watch out for meat-eating plants as you compare and contrast different texts about plants that have unusual adaptations for survival! A caterpillar will crawl along through this lesson as you do the math with some weird and amazing plants.
What’s the buzz in urban gardens? The SciGirls use math, mapping and data visualization to help a colony of bees thrive in a downtown Phoenix neighborhood.
Grades 9-12:Disappearance of the Bees - What's the Impact?
When Chinese farmers in South Sichuan Province, the largest producers of pears in that region of China, alerted the government to the absence of bees and that the year's crop was endangered, the government's unprecedented response was to insist on hand-pollination. Meanwhile, farmers in the United States, faced with the same dilemma, wonder if this method will someday, too, be their fate. This video segment adapted from Nature: Silence of the Bees discusses the impact of the bees' disappearance, as well as the effects Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has on pollination and the world food supply.
Children are never too young to learn about diversity. As young as 3 months old, they may look differently at people who look like or don’t look like their primary caregivers. Here are tips and resources to help you have a meaningful conversation with young children about race, racism, and being anti-racist.
This Voices of Teachers blog by Larissa Wright-Elson, the English and Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator for the Anchorage School District and the 2016 lead PBS Digital Innovator is a call to action for teachers to address issues of racism.
Have you joined our virtual scavenger hunt? You still have time. This week our hunt focuses on Pioneers. Learn about Alexander Hamilton, Theodore Roosevelt, Florence Nightingale, and Helen Keller. To answer questions you can watch episodes on WOUB HD Channels 20.1 & 44.1 at 9:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. You can also follow the YouTube links listed on the site or find the episodes on the PBS kids video app.
Fri, Sat & Sun
Join us for a night filled with some of our favorite PBS Kids movies! Tune in to watch Dinosaur Train: Zeppelin Adventure, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie: I am Madam President, and D.W. and the Beastly Birthday.
Movies start at 7:00 p.m. on on WOUB 24/7 Kids Channel 20.6 /44.6 or on The PBS Kids Video App