For this week’s Summer Spark we’re thrilled to highlight this episode of Big Pacific. Take a look and then dive deeper with resources from the entire series on PBS LearningMedia.
Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. Big Pacific examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface. Man has explored land, the ocean’s surface, and large parts of the solar system, and in the 21st century we are just beginning to explore the depths of the Pacific Ocean. We yearn to unravel the mysterious Pacific – but she does not give up her secrets willingly.
Big Pacific: Mysterious
Grades 6-12 Explore the long-held behaviors that make the olive ridley sea turtle, pufferfish, horseshoe crab, and bioluminescent firely squid such unique members of the Pacific Ocean’s vast and varied ecosystems.
School is out for summer, but that doesn’t mean curiosity stops! Mountain Lake PBS’ Summer Spark block runs each weekday from 1-3 PM, with programs ideal for kids in grades 6-12. Encourage creativity with the arts, kick start your imagination with STEM, and expand your horizons with stories from across the globe!
Each week, we’ll highlight a show from our Summer Spark block, and share a PBS LearningMedia resource — great for middle and high school students and families looking to spark curiosity this summer. Follow along on the Learn & Play Blog, or subscribe to our newsletter!
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