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

Illustration of columns of a capitol building with text reading: Arizona PBS AZ Votes 2024
airs April 18

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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