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Your Learning Neighborhood

Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the seven PBS stations across Pennsylvania joined together to create Your Learning Neighborhood, your connection to thousands of hours of education and entertaining videos, activities, lessons, and games to support you. You can find out more at pennsylvaniapbs.org, in addition to our resources below.

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

 

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Schedules

Daily Learning Activities

HD Channel Grades PreK-12

This Month's Activities

Actividades de Este Mes

PBS Kids Activies Calendar

PBS KIDS Activities Calendar

Classroom Activities

Pre-K to Grade 3

Activity of the WeekMartha Speaks

Reading Buddies 

Over 10 sessions you can help your child learn new vocabulary and inspire a love of reading book using the Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program. Each session provides plans, book suggestions,  and activities designed around a set of new vocabulary words to explore. 

 

Science-U Activity of the Weekoobleck a slime substance

Oobleck 

When is a liquid not always a liquid and a solid not always a solid? 

When it’s “Oobleck”! Explore Non-Newtonian fluids – solutions that change their state of matter under pressure! It’s easy to make and super fun to play with. Try it! 

 

Virtual Summer Camp

WPSU Virtual Summer Camp

Continue your adventures all year round by traveling to continents around the world and expeditions right in your backyard.

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PBS Kids Website

Watch the PBS KIDS livestream.

Find games and activities from all of your favorite PBS KIDS shows including Xavier Riddle, Hero Elementary, Daniel Tiger, and more!

Grades 4 to 8

Activity of the Weekyour brain on books

Your Brain on Books 

Turns out reading isn’t just about getting a good story! Margaret explains the benefits of reading, including increased vocabulary and empathy. Watch the video together and then discuss using the included discussion questions. 

 

Science-U Activity of the Weekmars egg lander

Mars Egg Lander 

How do you drop an egg without breaking it? NASA faced a huge challenge when they safely landed the Mars Exploration Rovers on the surface of Mars. Can you design a capsule that would protect a raw egg dropped from several stories to the ground? Try it! 

 

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WPSU Virtual Field Trips

WPSU presents virtual field trips of the Centre Country Recycling and Refuse Authority and Fort Roberdeau with more to come!

2021 Penn State Humphrey Fellows

Explore the World with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

These educational videos, suited for classroom and community viewing, feature Penn State Humphrey Fellows talking about their home country, its culture, history, and people.

Grades 9 to 12

Activity of the Weekafrofuturism in books

Afrofuturism: From Books to Blockbusters 

What is Afrofuturism and what is its place in Black storytelling? Learn how Afrofuturism is more than just “science fiction plus Africa” and the roots of this important genre in this video from the digital series It’s Lit. 

 

Science-U Activity of the Weekpull back cars

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.

Above the Noise

Above the Noise

Myles Bess takes viewers along on his journey to cut through the hype surrounding controversial topics in the news to find out what’s really going on.

WPSU Games

Detectives Notebook

The Detective’s Notebook

You get to be a detective! Sort through clues in a story to predict what will happen next. (Best for Grades 3 – 6)

What are the Odds? And What are the Chances?

What are the Odds? And What are the Chances?

These flexible interactives provide opportunities to practice identifying simple, compound, and/or dependent probabilities using answers in the form of fractions, percentages, and/or decimals. (Best for Grades 9 – 12)

Word Machine

Word Machine

By matching sounds to letters, your child can make the Word Machine function in this WPSU created language arts game. (Best for Grades K – 2)

Train Game

Train Game

This train cannot travel down an uncompleted track! Choose the correct words to complete the sentence and get the train moving. (Best for Grades 2 – 3)

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.

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Anti-Racism Resources

A growing list of resources from PBS and trusted partners, to use as tools to support anti-racist learning and growth. Free and open for all. (pdf)

family gardening

Gardening With Kids

Learn how gardening can affect your child’s brain, body and soul

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How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism

Sonia Manzano, known as Maria on Sesame Street, will speak about how parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and those working with children can learn how to talk to kids about race.

 

PBS Learning Media

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Science

Explore natural phenomena and scientific practices with videos, lesson plans, and interactive tools.

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Social Studies

Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more.

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Mathematics

Bring math concepts to life through interactive games, animations and engaging media resources.

The Heros Journey

English Language Arts

Browse standards-aligned ELA resources for students in all grades.

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Engineering & Technology

Discover resources and projects that connect students to engineering design practices and future careers.

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Health & Physical Education

Discover resources that provide essential lessons on physical, mental, and emotional health.

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The Arts

Bring dance, music, theater, and visual art into your classroom with these standards-aligned resources.

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World Languages

Bring world languages and cultures into your classroom with resources on Spanish, French, and more.