WPSU Learning at Home

As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, WPSU and PBS have come together to curate a special collection of educational resources. Whether you are a caregiver working with children or an educator planning distance learning, you’ll find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home.



Daily Learning Activities

HD Channel Grades PreK-12

This Week's Activities

WPSU and PBS logos


Grades PreK-12

This Week's Schedule


WPSU World

Grades 6-12 from Noon-6pm

This Week's Schedule



Science U at 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 Resources for At-Home Learning

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

Science Friday

Science Friday Educate page

Science Friday partners with educators and scientists to create free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for all learners.

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 2

Activity of the Weekmom and child playing with blocks

Pushes and Pulls

Use these activities with your young child to explore pushes and pulls in your world!



Science-U Activity of the Weekchildren playing with oobleck


Explore, oobleck, a Non-Newtonian fluid or solution that changes its state of matter under pressure! It’s easy to make and super fun to play with. Try it!



Word Machine

WPSU Games for PreK-2

Educational games by WPSU for kids up to Grade 2.


PBS Kids Website

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

Grades 3 to 5

Activity of the Weekfrog with back leg extendend

 Forces of Gravity

In this interactive, student driven lesson, students watch videos about gravity and investigate the motion of falling objects on Earth and on the Moon. 



Science-U Activity of the Weekenergy carousel

Energy Carousel

Have you ever ridden on a carousel or merry-go-round at an amusement park? Usually, these rides are powered by electricity, but you can make your own carousel toy while exploring some basic energy concepts.



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 6 to 12

Activity of the Weekgroup of students with teacher

Invent Apps to Help Others

Design your own app to address a problem facing your school or community.



Science-U Activity of the Weekperson repairing axel of toy truck

Pull Back Cars

Pull back vehicles use springs to store energy. When the vehicle is released, the energy stored in the spring moves the vehicle forward. Can you make any toy vehicle into a pull back vehicle?



crash course

Crash Course

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


WPSU Games for Grades 6-12

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


PBS Kids Daily Newsletter

PBS Kids Daily 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.

Stacy Abrams with group

How to Talk Honestly with your Kids about Race

These resources can help you have meaningful conversations about racism and being anti-racist.


Educator Resources

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media

Standards-aligned educational material and curriculum that can be used by teachers and parents.

PBS Education

PBS Education

PBS provided resources for teachers, including TeacherLine, Digital Innovators, and Teacher’s Lounge.

Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Open Educational Resources

Access nearly all online courses developed by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, in subjects such as energy, geospatial technology, cartography, and geology.

Penn State College of Education

K-12 Resources for Educators

A curated collection of learning resources brought to you by the Education Department at Penn State.