WPSU Learning at Home

The 2020–21 school year is very different and we are here to help. Pennsylvania PBS, the seven public television stations across the commonwealth, want you to know that you are not alone.

Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we have created Learning at Home, your connection to thousands of hours of educational and entertaining videos, activities and games to support you.

Teachers, parents and caregivers: please explore! We are in this #TogetherPennsylvania.

 

Schedules

Daily Learning Activities

HD Channel Grades PreK-12

This Week's Activities

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WPSU-HD

Grades PreK-12

This Week's Schedule

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WPSU World

Grades 6-12 from Noon-6pm

This Week's Schedule

 

STEM

Science U at Home

Science-U@Home

Created by WPSU, Science-U@Home offers easy to advanced at-home science activities you can do with materials you have at home.

NOVA

NOVA Resources for At-Home Learning

An extensive list of resources and original content—including short-form videos, science and education blogs—produced by NOVA.

Mission: Material Science!

Penn State’s Center for Nanoscale Science releases a new website full of family-friendly, at-home science experiments.

Finding Your Roots the Seedlings

Finding Your Roots – The Seedlings

Explore the web series and accompanying curriculum as 13 young people learn about their ancestry through a genetics and genealogy camp at Penn State.

 

PreK to Grade 3

Activity of the Week

Fun Time Spinners

Sometimes parents need children to play quietly while they work or take a break. Create a Fun Time Spinner with activities your child can do alone. Make a second spinner filled with family-friendly activities you can do as a family after work or on the weekends.

Science-U Activity of the Week

Exploding Baggies

Combine a liquid and a solid and watch the chemical reaction that’s BIGGER than the components themselves!

Word Machine

WPSU Games for PreK-2

Educational games by WPSU for kids up to Grade 2.

pbskids.org

PBS Kids Website

Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts, and other PBS KIDS shows!

Grades 4 to 8

Activity of the Week

Build it From Nature

The natural world serves as inspiration for human inventions, such as scuba fins, the Bullet Train, and VELCRO. Use this worksheet to learn more examples, and then search for more in your neighborhood.

Science-U Activity of the Week

Foam Fountain

Create a fantastic foaming fountain with a few household ingredients!

Detectives Notebook

WPSU Games for Grades 3-5

Reading comprehension games by WPSU for kids in grades 3 to 5.

design squad global

Design Squad Global

Be creative and help people with engineering at DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL. Watch videos, play games, try activities, and share designs with the community.

Grades 9 to 12

Activity of the Week

Strawberry DNA

Can you extract DNA from a strawberry?

Science-U Activity of the Week

Mentos® Explosion

How does a soda geyser work?

crash course

Crash Course

Fast-paced, imaginative videos on science, social studies, history and literature.

Cryptology

WPSU Games for Grades 6-12

Math challenge games using statistics and algebra for grades 6 to 12.

Grown-ups

PBS Kids Daily Newsletter

PBS Kids Weekly Newsletter

Tips and activities to keep your kids engaged and learning while at home.

PBS Parents

PBS Parents Website

Find parenting tips, hands-on activities, games, and apps for grades PreK-3 to help you raise kind, curious, and resilient children.

Sesame Street in Communities

Sesame Street in Communities

Hundreds of multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six.

How to Support your Child for a Very Different School Year

There are enormous questions about the 2020-2021 school year right now, but there’s a lot we can do to bolster our children’s feelings of confidence and security as the new year begins.

PBS Parents

14 Low-Stress Tips for Virtual Learning Routines

As we get into a virtual school routine, we’re learning what helps us stay connected and on-task in this new normal.

 

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