May 18, 2020 / Modified may 18, 2020 1:47 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19 | 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


Journey along the greatest river system on earth: the Amazon. Then uncover the geologic fingerprints of the colossal floods that reshaped the ancient world, dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone, and see how the next generation of smartphones will allow us to communicate through them just by thinking.

Programming Highlights


Nova: Killer Floods (Full Episode)

History Detectives: Marion Carpenter Camera, Drug Smuggling Doll, Florida Map (Full Episode)

The Amazon: Rivers of Life (Preview)

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

Additional Resources & Activities

Tuesday on PBS 6 Plus

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

Nova

Killer Floods

Why Was Hurricane Harvey's Rainfall So Extreme? - Video
Middle Schoolers: Read an article about the extreme rainfall during Hurricane Harvey.

Reducing the Impacts of Flooding - Game
Elementary Schoolers: Play a game where you help design a tiny town that is flood-resistant.

9:00 a.m.

History Detectives

Marion Carpenter Camera, Drug Smuggling Doll, Florida Map

Animal Shelter Photographer - Video
Learn about some other female photographers.

MN Original | Amy Ballinger: Photographer - Video
Learn about some other female photographers.

Central Florida Roadtrip - Media Gallery
Florida was sought by many different colonial powers. It has a rich and storied history. Here is a wonderful collection of resources about the history of central Florida.Take a “road trip”.

10:00 a.m.

Amazon: Rivers of Life


On the Yukon River - Video
Learn about the Yukon River in this short video.

11:00 a.m.

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

The Smartphone

How Does Your Phone Send Emojis? | Physics Girl - Video
Learn about the physics of smartphones!

Science Spotlight: How Your Smartphone Knows Where You Are - Video
How does your smartphone know where you are? Find out in this video.
8:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Nova

Killer Floods

Why Was Hurricane Harvey's Rainfall So Extreme? - Video
Middle Schoolers: Read an article about the extreme rainfall during Hurricane Harvey.

Reducing the Impacts of Flooding - Game
Elementary Schoolers: Play a game where you help design a tiny town that is flood-resistant.

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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