April 7 | Grades 4-8

Programming Highlights

History Detectives | Andrew Jackson’s Mouth
Could a figurehead of a President Andrew Jackson wrapped in sheepskin once have adorned the U.S.S. Constitution?

Navajo Math Circles
Math is a universal language. See how the country’s most accomplished mathematicians and math educators work with and learn from the children and teachers in the underserved, largely rural Navajo educational system.

Genius by Stephen Hawking | Where Are We?
Can three ordinary people measure the earth, the solar system and even the universe and find out where we really are?


At-Home Learning Tips

Making Memories in a Difficult Time

With schools closed and all families being asked to stay at home, it’s a bit mind-boggling to think that we are actually living in a moment of unprecedented world history. Here are a few ideas that will help you and your family reflect on important events, meaningful people and special moments you have shared together in the past and present.


Daily Programming

6:30 a.m. Nova: The Day the Dinosaur Died

What Killed the Dinosaurs – Interactive
Mammals Get Their Chance – Discussion Questions
Asteroids: Crash Course Astronomy – Video

7:30 a.m. History Detectives: Andrew Jackson’s Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook 

Civil War Letters – Lesson Plan
Clara Barton – Document
Multiple Perspectives of the War of 1812 – Activity
Crackdown on Civil Liberties in WW1 – Teaching Tips

8:30 a.m. Navajo Math Circles 

US Government’s Education of Native American Children
Up Heartbreak Hill: Factors in a Successful College Experience

9:30 a.m. Genius By Stephen Hawking: Where Are We?

Solar Eclipses Explained – Video
Eclipses: Crash Course Astronomy – Video
Distances: Crash Course Astronomy – Video
The Milky Way: Crash Course Astronomy – Video

10:30 a.m. Nova: The Day the Dinosaur Died

What Killed the Dinosaurs – Interactive
Mammals Get Their Chance – Discussion Questions
Asteroids: Crash Course Astronomy – Video

11:30 a.m. The Great American Read: Grand Finale

Symbolism in Ghost – Interactive
Primary Sources – To Kill a Mockingbird – Webpage Images
The Legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird – Procedure


Additional Resources

The Syuxtun Collective: Restoring Reciprocity with Health and Nature
Modern medicine owes a lot to traditional knowledge. Learn more about a collective of Native American practitioners and how they’re reviving this knowledge of harvesting and preparing plant medicine in participation with nature.

Lost LA | Discovering the Universe
Edwin Hubble, working with the world’s most powerful telescope in the mountains high above Los Angeles, discovered just how vast the universe truly is. Visit the underground vault of the Carnegie Observatories, where paradigm-shifting discoveries are annotated by hand on glass photographic slides; and the historic Mount Wilson observatory.

Make a Dinosaur Handprint
Help your children see the dinosaur right in the palm of their hands with this fun and easy activity.

Illustration of columns of a capitol building with text reading: Arizona PBS AZ Votes 2024

Arizona PBS presents candidate debates

An armed forces bugler playing the trumpet in front of the United States Capitol building.
airs May 26

National Memorial Day Concert 2024

Graphic for the AZPBS kids LEARN! Writing Contest with a child sitting in a chair writing on a table and text reading: The Ultimate Field Trip
May 26

Submit your entry for the 2024 Writing Contest

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May 29

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