May 21 | Grades 4–8

Thursday on Arizona PBS

6:30 a.m. Nova: Dog Tales (Science)

Historic Relationships Between Dogs and Humans – Video and Support Materials

Nature: From Wolf to Dog – Video and Lesson

A pair of dogs near the Arctic Circle
A pair of dogs near the Arctic Circle | Still from “Dogs That Changed the World: The Rise of the Dog” / PBS.org

7:30 a.m. History Detectives: John Brown’s Raid Weapon, Siberia, Ronald McDonald Costume (Social Studies)

John Brown’s Holy War – Before the Raid – Interactive

John Brown Gathers His Arsenal – Video

Portrait of John Brown, 1860 – Image and Support Materials

John Brown Pike, c. 1858 – Image and Support Materials

The Bolshevik Revolution: Lasting Effects – Media Gallery and Support Materials


8:30 a.m. Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries: The Islands (Nature)

Evolution Down Under – Article

Cracking the Koala Code: Koala Fact Sheet – Article

The Cuban Crab Migration – Video and Support Materials

One koala rests on top of another
One koala rests on top of another. | PBS.org

9:30 a.m. Breakthrough, The Ideas That Changed The World: The Robot (Science)

Anatomy of a Rover – Interactive

Justin Garretson, Robotics Engineer – Video and Support Materials

Motorized Car – Activity

What Is a Robot? – Lesson Plan


10:30 a.m. Nova: Dog Tales (Science)

Do Dogs Understand Fairness? – Video and Support Materials

Social and Historical Perspectives of Dogs – Video and Support Materials

Social and Cultural Perspectives of Dogs – Video and Support Materials

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