April 17 | Grades 4-8

Programming Highlights

NOVA | The Truth About Fat
Do we control our fat, or does it control us? Discover the science of fat through real-life stories of hunter-gatherers, sumo wrestlers and supermodels.

Medicine Woman
She was America’s first Native doctor, breaking barriers of race and gender to heal her traumatized people. A century later, Native women from many tribes follow in the footsteps of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte. How can they hope to mend wounds of body and spirit that history has created? What have they learned about new ways of healing that can help us all? Medicine Woman documents their stories.

Plants Behaving Badly | Sex & Lies
Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose – to attract pollinators.

Intermediate sundew, in cultivation | Terra Mater Factual Studios
Intermediate sundew, in cultivation | Terra Mater Factual Studios

At-Home Learning Tips

Get Creative this Weekend
Spending a lot more time at home these days can make for great opportunities to nurture your child’s creativity by doing activities that are a bit special, unusual and extra fun! Find ideas here.


Daily Programming

6:30 a.m. Nova: The Truth About Fat
The Truth About Exercise – Video

What is your NEAT? – Video

7:30 a.m. History Detectives: John Brown Spear, U.S. Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDonald’s Costume
John Brown Gathers His Arsenal – Video

The Bolshevik Revolution: Lasting Effects – Background Reading

8:30 a.m. Medicine Woman
Medicine Woman – Background Essay

Crossing Bridges – Discussion Questions

9:30 a.m. Plants Behaving Badly: Sex & Lies
The Plants & The Bees: Plant Reproduction-Crash Course Biology

Why Protect Pollinators? – Discussion Questions

10:30 a.m. Nova: The Truth About Fat
The Truth About Exercise – Video

What is your NEAT? – Video

11:30 a.m. The Great American Read: Grand Finale
Symbolism in Ghost – Interactive

Primary SourcesTo Kill a Mockingbird – Webpage Images

The Legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird – Procedure


Additional Resources

10 Inspired Gardening Activities with Kids
Upcycle plastic bottles, create egg carton greenhouses and make inexpensive herb terrariums with these fun and relaxing activities to do in the garden with kids.

Fast Facts about Fat
Did you know oils, fats and lipids all refer to the same thing, but with slight differences? Learn more about this molecule that provides us with energy and even keeps our skin and hair healthy.

A Walk Through Santa Barbara’s Rich Traditional Plant Medicine Landscape
Walking through the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Julie Cordero-Lamb and other members of the Syuxtun Plant Mentorship Collective spot native plants and share their medicinal properties.

Season of Light: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir
airs Dec. 12

Season of Light: Christimas with the Tabernacle Choir

Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen
aired Dec. 3

Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

Pavlo: Live in Santorini
aired Dec. 3

Don’t miss ‘Pavlo: Live in Santorini’

aired Nov. 28

Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty

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