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Elementary and Middle School | 4th-8th Grade

Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students

GRADES 4 - 12

Learn at Home Discussion Questions

We created these Discussion Question Cards cards to use with Learn at Home programs.

GRADES 7 - 12

Taking TV to the Next Level

We created this PBS viewing guide for 7th - 12th graders.

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia

Inspire your kids and students with free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.

Resources From PBS LearningMedia

Resources from PBS LearningMedia to support educators and families while discussing: race,racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, biasand more.

Confronting Anti-Black Racism

Use these materials with middle and high school students to help them understand the long history of anti-Black racism in the United States.

Confronting Bias: Ethics in the Classroom

This collection provides teachers tools to incorporate ethics education in the classroom, promote understanding of differing viewpoints, and foster civil dialogue about bias.

The Arts

English Language

Health | Physical Education

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

World Languages

En Español

Educational Videos

Our education colleagues at PBS station WCNY in Syracuse have been working with classroom teachers to provide students with instructional videos filmed with area educators. WCNY’s TV Classroom allows children to continue to connect with real teachers and have the continuity of a classroom experience at home. While some of the curriculum may differ slightly from Western New York curriculum, we feel that the overall learning concepts remain the same.

Social Studies 101

Mr. Stamoulacatos illustrates the importance of civic participation and thinking critically to evaluate biased information.

Social Studies 102

The American Flag for Elementary Students.

Social Studies 103

Geography for Elementary Students.

Social Studies 104

Government for Elementary Students (Featuring the story: Grace Goes to Washington).

Math Grades 6-8 | 107

Mrs. Hughley and Derek Still walk students through the process of solving exponential expressions.

Math Grade 7 | 108

Mrs. Cifonelli explains how the rules of sampling and probability can be used to determine the likelihood of an event.

Math Grade 6 | 109

Ms. Hughley and Mr. Stoll demonstrate how to represent real world situations using tables, graphs, and equations.

Math Algebra 110

Mrs. Cifonelli demonstrates how to identify and use mathematical functions.

Math Grade 6 | 120

Focus on rational numbers.

Math Grade 7 | 117

Dr. Masingila explains the difference between theoretical probability and experimental probability, and how to find the probability of compound events.

Math Grade 7 | 121

Comparing Groups.

Math Grade 8 | 119

Rules of exponents, Part 1.

Math Grade 8 |122

Rules of exponents, Part 2.

Elementary Science 101

Dr. Corcoran and Ms. Vilello cover physical measurements and the broad range of scientific instruments which can be used to obtain them.

Elementary Science 105

Dr. Corcoran and Ms. Vilello use an owl pellet dissection to explain food chains and food webs.

Science Grades 3-5 | 106

Ms. Lash-Marshall from the Baltimore Woods Nature Center brings nature to the city by presenting the science of maple syrup.

Science Grades 3-5 | 107

Mr. Trowbridge from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo examines the science of adaptation, linking our own adaptations to those of other animals at the zoo.

Science Grades 3-5 | 108

Mr. Trowbridge from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo explores what life cycles are, and how they are presented in a variety of animals.

Storytime 110 (Dual Language)

Dual Language Storytime - Mrs. Thurn and Mrs. McKenney read Lola by Junot Díaz and Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal aloud.

Health and Wellness 103

Brandon Herwick and Elyse Loughlin show how the DEAN calendar -- Drop Everything And Move -- can keep kids healthy at home.

I Can Be What?

Are adults always asking you what you want to be when you grow up? That question can be hard to answer, especially since there are so many jobs you can do! Meet host, Jen Indovina. She is on a mission to find out the coolest and most exciting jobs out there and will help you answer the question, "I Can Be What?!" Check out this digital series from Rochester PBS station WXXI.

I Can Be What?!

I Can Be What?! | Zookeeper | Part 1 |Lynx

Behind the scenes at a zoo can be wild and crazy! Join host Jen as she spends the day with Zookeeper Kellee. One of her jobs is taking care of the Canada lynx, a big cat that can make a big mess!
For connected learning resources about this episode, visit: https://www.wxxi.org/icanbewhat/zookeeper

I Can Be What?
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I Can Be What?! | Zookeeper | Part 1 |Lynx
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Zookeeper | Part 1 |Lynx
I Can Be What?! | Zookeeper | Part 2 |Giraffe
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Zookeeper | Part 2 |Giraffe
I Can Be What?! | Zookeeper | Part 3 |Reptiles
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Zookeeper | Part 3 |Reptiles
I Can Be What?! | Chocolatier
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Chocolatier
I Can Be What?! | Athletic Trainer
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Athletic Trainer
I Can Be What?! | Wildlife Technician
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Wildlife Technician
I Can Be What?! | Dance Teacher
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Dance Teacher
I Can Be What?! | Welder
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Welder
I Can Be What?! | Veterinarian
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Veterinarian
I Can Be What?! | Electrician
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Electrician
I Can Be What?! | Helicopter Pilot
I Can Be What?!
I Can Be What?! | Helicopter Pilot

From PBS Digital Studios

The Art Assignment

The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green. We explore art and art history through the lens of things happening today.

Physics Girl

With experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries, Physics Girl sheds new light on the fun, adventurous side of physical science.

Space Time

Space Time explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth.

Sound Field

Music teachers explore the culture behind our favorite songs and musical styles.

Learn at Home Resources from PBS KIDS and PBS Parents

PBS KIDS Daily

PBS KIDS Daily

Is your child's school closed due to coronavirus concerns? PBS KIDS' new weekday newsletter offer activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home.

PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS

Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other favorite PBS KIDS shows!

PBS LearningMedia

Resources

Find resources to support families and educators talking about racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, bias, past and current events,and more.