April 8 | Grades 4–8

Programming Highlights

Ancient Skies | Gods and Monsters
Humans have always used the skies to navigate and tell time, but we also ascribed religious beliefs to the heavens. Discover the meanings we gave to the stars above and how we’ve come on the cusp of a revolution that gave birth to modern science.

The Amazing Human Body | Grow
Follow the growth of a human, from a single cell to more than 37 trillion cells in a lifetime. Discover how humans can live longer, healthier lives.

Two legs on the wall | Lucrezia Carnelos / Unsplash


At-Home Learning Tips

Try a Different Approach to Schedules
Every child’s learning style is different, and as you find your new “normal” at home, you may see that structured schedules are not for everyone. Instead, try making a calendar with at least one new event listed on each day. Read more tips here.


Daily Programming

Wednesday on Arizona PBS

6:30 a.m. Nova: The Rise of Mammals

Fossils: Rocking the Earth – Discussion Questions
NOVA: Evolution Lab – Interactive

7:30 a.m. History Detectives: Cromwell Dixon, Bartlett Sketchbook and Duke Ellington Plates

19th Century Mexican-American Relations – Discussion Questions
How the Mexican-American War Affected Slavery – Background Reading
Music and Films of the Harlem Renaissance – Discussion Questions

8:30 a.m. Ancient Skies: Gods and Monsters

The Beginnings of the Telescope – Article and Discussion Questions
Introduction to Astronomy: Crash Course Astronomy – Video

9:30 a.m. The Amazing Human Body: Grow

Cell Structure – Video
The Teenage Brain – Background Reading
The Human Brain – Interactive

10:30 a.m. Nova: The Rise of Mammals

Fossils: Rocking the Earth – Discussion Questions
NOVA: Evolution Lab – Interactive

Additional Resources

Charles Lummis – Reimagining the American West
Charles Lummis walked all across the country, from Cleveland, Ohio to Los Angeles, chronicling all that he saw for the Los Angeles Times. Explore a pre-industrial Southwest through his eyes.

Make A Human Heart: An Edible Activity
Got some marshmallows and icing lying around? Try this activity to illustrate the workings of a human heart and circulatory system.

Map Anything
A map isn’t just for professionals. With these fun activities, allow your child to explore the world and make their own mark on their personal maps. Map your table, your home and even your neighborhood.

Illustration of columns of a capitol building with text reading: Arizona PBS AZ Votes 2024
airs April 16

Arizona PBS presents candidate debates as part of ‘AZ Votes 2024’

The Capital building with text reading: Circle on Circle: Robert Lowell's D.C.
May 2

An evening with ‘Poetry in America’

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 12

Submit your entry for the 2024 Writing Contest

Poetry in America image with photos of four poets and the name of the show
airs April 18

Mushrooms, Weakness and Doubt 

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