Learning At Home Highlights [4/27 – 5/1]

Check out this week’s Learning at Home highlights below! Watch these great programs and explore the PBS LearningMedia and web resources with your family to learn more.

Monday, April 27, 11:30 AM

A Taste of South Africa

What’s on your travel bucket list? You’ll want to add South Africa to the list after joining Hadley and Delaney on their adventure to the southern most country of Africa. In this episode, the young travelers cook traditional South African dishes with Chef Nicola Spilsbury and explore the beautiful landscapes and wildlife of the country.

PBS LearningMedia related resources:

Wednesday, April 29, 1PM

Rivers of Life | The Amazon

In this episode of “Rivers of Life”, explore the Amazon River, the greatest river system on Earth. The body of water amasses one-fifth of Earth’s freshwater as it flows east from the South American Andes Mountain Range to the Atlantic Ocean.

PBS LearningMedia related resources:

  • South America Interactive Map – This interactive map of South America will help your children understand where South America is in the world, learn about the people of their countries, and how to interpret maps.
  • Pink Dolphins of the Amazon – The pink river dolphin has developed unique adaptations that allow it to thrive in its surroundings. In this video segment, watch how scientists study these adaptations by examining their ferocious teeth, unfused vertebrae, and pink skin color.

Thursday, April 30, 11AM

SciGirls | Flower Power

SciGirls spring into action! Minnesota sixth-grader Jordan gathers her girls to track changes in flowers and plants as spring emerges, and celebrates by creating a sculpture and a time-lapse video of the season’s arrival.

PBS LearningMedia related resources:

  • Coloring Flowers – Learn about water consumption in plants by changing the color of a flower, in this activity from Zoom
  • Happy Flower’s Guide to Plant Care – Happy Flower needs food, water and sunlight in order to grow and be healthy! Learn how to take care of plants with this video.
  • What are Plants? – Abby Brown loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids kids about the different types of plants, how they grow, and how we benefit from plants!

Friday, May 1, 12PM

Museum Access: Philips Collection Museum

Explore a classic 1921 Washington, DC home turned world class art museum. Join host Leslie Mueller as she learns about a famous group of paintings called the ‘Migration Series’ by Harlem, NY artist Jacob Lawrence. Then take a behind-the-scenes look into the private conservation area where an important discovery regarding an early painting by Pablo Picasso made news worldwide.

PBS LearningMedia related resources:

  • A Trip to the Art Museum – In this video, students visit The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky. The children view artwork from different periods and places around the world. They learn how to describe and analyze paintings, sculptures, and other forms of art.
  • Redesigning Art Collection – Learn how to create contemporary art with these videos about artists who express themselves through lettering, printmaking, and graphic design.
  • Picturing America – Jacob Lawrence and Martin Puryear – In this video from Picturing America on Screen, students learn about American artists Jacob Lawrence and Martin Puryear.