At-Home Learning 

6th- 12th grade

To support school closures KBTC and other PBS stations across the state are offering a daily, five-hour At-Home Learning Service for students in grades 6-12.

This lineup includes science, history and English language arts programming with related learning assets from PBS LearningMedia, a free online service of thousands of educational resources.

With WORLD channel available free over the air, these educational programs can reach all families, including those who do not have internet access or computers at home. Watch on KBTC over the air

  • Olympia to Vancouver, BC: broadcast channel 28.4

  • Centralia area (KCKA, a satellite service of KBTC): broadcast channel 15.4

  • Channel Info for Washington State

  • PBS LearningMedia Distance Learning One Sheet 

Early Learning with PBS KIDS 

Children learn with PBS KIDS programs! Find shows covering all topic areas.  

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Schedule August 3rd- August 7th       

Monday, August 3

9 am: The Farthest — Voyager in Space

Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings and ushered humanity into the interstellar age. (Science Exploration, Grades 6-8)

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10 am: The Farthest — Voyager in Space (Cont.)

Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings and ushered humanity into the interstellar age. (Science Exploration, Grades 6-8)

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11 am: NOVA: Pluto and Beyond

Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA's most distant target yet. (Science Exploration, Grades 6-8)

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12 pm: American Experience: Sealab

The Sealab project was the brainchild of a country doctor turned naval pioneer who dreamed of pushing the limits of ocean exploration in the same way NASA was pushing the limits of space exploration. (Science Exploration, Grades 6-12)

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1 pm: American Experience: The Greely Expedition

In 1881, 25 men sailed from St. John's, Newfoundland, toward Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic to collect scientific data. Three years later, six survivors returned, with a story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny, and cannibalism. (Science Exploration, Grades 9-12)

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Tuesday, August 4

9 am: Spy in the Wild 2: A Nature Miniseries: The North

Travel to the northern hemisphere, where the spy creatures learn how animals move, feed, and fight. (Science, Grades 6-8)

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10 am: Nature: Nature's Miniature Miracles

This film tells the epic survival stories of the world's smallest animals, from a tiny sengi, the "cheetah" of the shrew world, to a small shark that walks on land. (Science, Grades 6-12)

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11 am: Latino Americans, Episode 4: The New Latinos (1946-1965)

Learn about increasing immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s, as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities. (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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12 pm: Latino Americans, Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)

On the eve of the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch surprise attacks on cities and military bases throughout the south, suffering devastating losses but casting grave doubt on Johnson’s promise that there is “light at the end of the tunnel.” (Social Studies, Grades 9-12)

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1 pm: Latino Americans, Episode 6: Peril and Promise (1980-2000)

Learn about the second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and the hundreds of thousands of Central Americans fleeing civil wars, death squads, and unrest to head north. (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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Wednesday, August 5

9 am: NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest?

Could the skills required to keep track of friend and foe make animals smarter? To find out, go inside the social lives of the smartest animals on the planet. (Evidence-Supported Claims, Grades 6-8)

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10 am: History Detectives

The history detectives investigate whether a wooden airplane propeller is an important piece of American military history, a letter from Clara Barton, and an object related to Teddy Roosevelt's run for presidency. (Evidence-Supported Claims, Grades 6-12)

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11 am: 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America

Learn about the people who found ways to provide safe drinking water to growing cities, opened new lines of commerce with canals, and built a railroad line that connected the coasts. (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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12 pm: Civilizations, Episode 3: God and Art

Consider how religion has inspired art and how art has inspired divine representation. (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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1 pm: Civilizations, Episode 5: Renaissances

Travel east and west—to Renaissance Italy and to the contemporaneous Islamic empires. (Social Studies, Grades 6-12)

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Thursday, August 6

9 am: NOVA: Polar Extremes

Join renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet. (Science, Grades 6-12)

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10 am: NOVA: Polar Extremes (Cont.)

Join renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet. (Science, Grades 6-12)

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11 am: Changing Seas: Galápagos: Windows into the Future

The unique oceanic conditions of the Galápagos Islands serve as a perfect natural laboratory to study how climate change may impact corals in the future. (Impacts of a Changing Climate, Grades 6-12)

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11:30 am: Changing Seas: The Fate of Carbon

Learn how the recent increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is affecting the oceans and impacting sensitive ecosystems through a process called ocean acidification. (Impacts of a Changing Climate, Grades 6-12)

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12 pm: Frontline: Fire in Paradise

With accounts from survivors and first responders, this documentary tells the inside story of the most destructive fire in California’s history, its causes, and the impact of climate change. (Impacts of a Changing Climate, Grades 6-12)

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1 pm: Nature: Yosemite

Join scientists and adventurers to investigate how changing weather patterns are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses. (Impacts of a Changing Climate, Grades 6-12)

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Friday, August 7

9 am: NOVA: Building the Great Cathedrals

Discover how medieval builders, drawing from hidden formulas in the Bible itself, reached such spectacular heights. (Engineering, Grades 6-8)

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10 am: Genius by Stephen Hawking: Where Are We?

Join renowned scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to measure Earth, the solar system, and even the universe—and find our true place in the cosmos. (Science, Grades 6-12)

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11 am: Shakespeare Uncovered: "Julius Caesar" with Brian Cox

Brian Cox explores Julius Caesar, a play about a free republic's fall into corruption. (ELA, Grades 8-12)

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12 pm: Great Performances: Julius Caesar

Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in prison. (ELA, Grades 8-12)

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1 pm: Great Performances: Julius Caesar

Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in prison. (ELA, Grades 8-12)

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PBS KIDS Daily Schedule- Watch and learn with your favorite  PBS KIDS shows on KBTC daily from 11am-6pm for Pre K- 3rd grade students. 

You can also follow along with at-home learning activities!

Find educational curriculum and guided activities for the following shows:

Other online early learning resources, activities, games and lessons 
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Ruff Ruffman Show (4-8 year old) STEM games, videos and hands-on activities 

PBS Kids Scratch Jr App (5-8 year old) Free interactive coding app and accompanying lessons 

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Peg + Cat  (3-5 year old) Math focused games and hands-on activities.

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