How to Engage Distance Learners with PBS Resources

Using Media to Spark Curiosity

Thank you for joining us for our Professional Development Series. We’ve gathered some downloadable resources you can use to engage preschool through kindergarten age students with PBS resources.

The Cat in the Hat: Sound

the cat in the hat pbs resources

Michigan Science Standard: 1-PS4-1

Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.

Ready Jet Go: Force and Motion!

Ready Jet Go pbs resources

Michigan Science Standard: K-PS2-2

Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

Sid the Science Kid: Shadows

sid the science kid pbs resources

Michigan Science Standard: 1-PS4-3

Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

Ruff Ruffman: Mixtures

ruff ruffman pbs resources

Michigan Science Standard: 2-PS1-1

Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties

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Michigan Learning Channel

Michigan’s statewide public television partnership, offering instructional content to support students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers.

Michigan Learning Channel

Michigan Learning Channel - available on your TV, your computer, and phone.

PBS LearningMedia

DPTV and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactive activities, lesson plans, and more for teachers like you.

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PBS Kids for Parents

Whether exploring science on a family walk, testing out math skills by measuring ingredients for dinner, or strengthening self-awareness and self-esteem by listening to family stories, PBS Kids for Parents is committed to supporting you with parent advice and learning activities that will help your child thrive this year — in school or at home.

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