May 18, 2020

Wednesday, May 20 | 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


Is our weather getting more extreme - and if so how bad will it get? Discover the answer to this question and more in this morning’s Nova: Deadliest Tornadoes. Then sail along the world’s longest river, the Nile, which provides a lifeline for Africa's wildest beasts and for some of the world's most incredible cultures. Next up, discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings.

Programming Highlights


History Detectives: 1775 Almanac, Exercise Records, Moon Museum (Full Episode)

The Nile: Rivers of Life (Preview)

Food - Delicious Science: A Matter of Taste (Clip)

Additional Resources & Activities

Wednesday on PBS 6 Plus

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

Nova

Deadliest Tornadoes

Tornado Model - Video
Learn about the force necessary to power up a tornado.

Chasing Tornadoes - Video
Learn more about tornadoes and the scientists who follow them.

9:00 a.m.

History Detectives

1775 Almanac, Exercise Records, Moon Museum

The Health Benefits of Exercise - Video
What are some health benefits of exercise?

DragonflyTV | Exercise and Memory - Video
Does exercise improve memory?

10:00 a.m.

Nile: Rivers of Life

The Nile

Interconnections in the Okavango River Delta - Video
Learn about another river, the Okavango, in this video.

Rivers | Science Trek - Video Gallery
Learn more about rivers and how they form in this series of videos.
11:00 a.m.

Food - Delicious Science

Food on the Brain

Why Do We Love Sugar? | Braincraft - Video
Have you ever wondered why you love sugar? Find out in this video.

Chemistry is A Piece of Cake: The Science of Baking - Article
Learn about the chemistry of baking a cake.
8:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Nova

Deadliest Tornadoes

Tornado Model - Video
Learn about the force necessary to power up a tornado.

Chasing Tornadoes - Video
Learn more about tornadoes and the scientists who follow them.

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.
Return to At Home Learning
By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona