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Weekly At-Home Learning Newsletter
August 24, 2020 - August 28, 2020
The mission of KSPS is to provide on-air, online and multimedia programs that entertain, engage and educate all the communities we serve.
FEATURED RESOURCES
Back to School Collection (Gr PreK-4)
Get ready for the start of school with these back-to-school resources from PBS LearningMedia. This collection features activities and video resources to help students get to know each other and their new school routines, and lesson plans to help get students off to a great start.
Teaching Women's Suffrage (Gr 5-12)
This collection of video clips, lesson plans, and primary sources details key figures, events, and regional movements of the decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States.
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (Gr 9-12)
Embark with professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Travel from the victories of the Civil Rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole.
Theme: Science & Nature
Support children's learning of science concepts and the natural world through these variety of hands-on and digital resources.
Printables/Activities
Shadow Smile! | Sid the Science Kid (PreK)
This episode of Sid the Science Kid teaches students all about shadows. Sid and his friends learn how to create shadows by blocking sources of light. Seven video segments and an associated activity are part of this collection.
Warming Up With Temperature (Gr K-2)
In this STEM activity, students learn how a green roof can help to make a building cooler. In the accompanying classroom activity, they use a paper thermometer to calculate changes in temperature and demonstrate their understanding of how a green roof can be helpful.

Create a Family Water Conservation Plan (Gr 3-5)
This at-home activity allows students to think about all the times water is used at home each day. Students will learn water-saving tips and create a plan to conserve water by making small changes at home.

This activity is available in English and Spanish
Our Plastic Problem and How to Solve It (Gr 6-12)
A movement to ban the use of plastic straws in restaurants is spreading across the United States. Help students explore this issue with this video news report from the PBS NewsHour and corresponding discussion questions.
GAMES & APPS
Sid the Science Kid Games (Gr K-2)
Engage children in a variety of science concepts with this collection of Sid the Science Kid games.
Design Squad "Green" Printable Activities (Gr 3-8)
These activities from Design Squad Nation are hands-on challenges that focus on the engineering design process and sustainable practices. They use simple materials and allow for multiple solutions.
The Cat in the Hat Builds That! App (PreK-K)
Do you want a science app? The Cat in the Hat gives you that with a tap! Kids play and learn in their backyard, to see how science is fun, not hard!
  • 3 entertaining games focusing on key science concepts
  • Learn about physics, momentum, and surface tension in
  • Learn measurements and how sturdy materials