May 18, 2020 / Modified may 18, 2020 1:46 p.m.

Monday, May 18 | Grade 4 through Grade 8

Free at-home learning curriculum for Arizona teachers, parents, and students.

At Home Learning

This module is part of At Home Learning, a partnership between Arizona Public Media and Arizona PBS providing free weekly curriculum and programming for Arizona at-home learners which adheres to Arizona's state curriculum. Visit the At Home Learning portal to access schedules and additional resources.

What to look for today


What can science tell us about our most mysterious companions? Find out during this morning's Nova: Cat Tales. Then take a trip along the Mississippi & explore the many faces of this massive, muddy river. Next up, learn about the explosive history of the rocket from its origin in ancient China, to its use as a weapon of war.

Programming Highlights


Nova: Cat Tales (Clip)

History Detectives: Japanese Cane, Revolutionary Telescope & I.W. Baker's Gold Rush (Full Episode)

Mississippi: Rivers of Life (Preview)

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World: The Rocket (Preview)

Additional Resources & Activities

Monday on PBS 6 Plus

8:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Nova

Cat Tales

Cats - Video
Learn more about Cats in this video.

Cat Adaptations: Body Structures - Videos
Check out these videos to see how different cats around the world have different body and hunting adaptations.

9:00 a.m.

History Detectives

Japanese Cane, Revolutionary Telescope & I.W. Baker's Gold Rush

Japanese American Incarceration Era Collection - Article & Image Collection
Japanese Americans were imprisoned during WWII. Look at images and artifacts from that time.

Japanese Internment Camps - Media Gallery
Learn more about Japanese internment.

10:00 a.m.

Mississippi: Rivers of Life


The Dark Side of the Mississippi River - Video
Watch this short video about the Mississippi River to learn more.

The Shape of A River - Video
Listen to different perspectives of the Yellowstone River from native Montanans and learn the importance of rivers to science and society.
11:00 a.m.

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

The Rocket

The Challenge of Making a Reusable Rocket - Video
Could a reusable rocket be made?

Generating the Force to Propel Rockets - Video
Learn about rocket fuel by watching a scientist use a potato gun.
8:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Nova

Cat Tales

Cats - Video
Learn more about Cats in this video.

Cat Adaptations: Body Structures - Videos
Check out these videos to see how different cats around the world have different body and hunting adaptations.

Make Home Routines Educational Encourage your kids to take breaks from watching television to engage in other activities, such as helping you cook, sorting and folding laundry, or playing a board game. You can turn everyday home routines into educational conversations about measurement, sorting, classifying shapes and counting. Read more tips about managing screen time here. Make Adjustments for Those With Special Needs As any parent or caregiver knows, disruptions to a routine are hard on a child, and they’re especially difficult for children with Autism or special needs. Thankfully, you know your child, you know their routine, and you know how to best support them. We asked experts how else parents can support their children and one tip they had was for parents to create a pseudo-structure that mirrors their normal routines and to keep “active times” the same, moving with your child’s rhythm. See how else you can support your child here.
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