Over more than a quarter-century, NATURE has brought the beauty and wonder of the natural world into American homes, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs on American television. The series has won more than 450 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film community, parent groups, and environmental organizations – including 10 Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, and the first honor ever given to a program by the Sierra Club.
Target: 3rd Grade through 12th Grade
Since the mid-1970s, NOVA has been unrivaled in bringing authoritative, innovative, and entertaining science documentaries to television. Now the same award-winning producers have teamed up with Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, author, and host, to present multiple stories in a magazine format show. Each hour-long episode of NOVA scienceNOW features Tyson’s “Cosmic Perspective” and four fast-paced, timely science and technology stories, including a profile piece on an intriguing personality in the field.
Target: 6th Grade through 12th Grade
Curriculum: Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology
Oh Noah!, (formerly known as Noah Comprende) is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. In each video, a misunderstanding launches a comic misadventure. Kids learn language better when they can put it into meaningful context. Although – like Noah – they may not understand all the Spanish dialogue, kids can comprehend the story told through rich visual storytelling, much like a silent movie
Target: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
Curriculum: Foreign Languages
Take your kids on fantastic adventures to explore our world with PLUM LANDING, an exciting environmental science project from WGBH Boston that helps kids develop a love for, and connection to, this amazing and beautiful planet we call home. PLUM LANDING offers children ages six to nine and their families a collection of fun and engaging games, apps, videos and hands-on activities, to do online as well as outdoors. Check out the tips in Get Outdoors with Your Family—And Sneak in Some Science, Too! Now get ready to explore your world!
Target: 1st Grade through 4th Grade
Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in working with struggling readers who require additional help in reading fundamentals and comprehension skills development.
Target: Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade
The Story Cove format enables children, families and teachers to explore these stories in a variety of ways. As a result, each child is able to develop a more personal understanding of a story while learning about the world.
Target: Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade
The Electric Company Outreach Kit is an unbelievable resource for both parents and teachers. All the materials in the kit, including this guide, build upon and extend the goals of The Electric Company. They’re aligned with national educational standards, and they’re all about having fun-using language and words as a powerful means to a rewarding end.
Target: 1st Grade through 4th Grade
The Great Word Quest is designed to improve literacy skills for children six to eight years old. Children can play games with characters from their favorite PBS Kids television programs, like The Electric Company, Word Girl, and Martha Speaks. Children can advance through literacy-based scavenger hunts to earn words, that they can they use to create their own stories. These games help strengthen your child’s critical reading skills, such as phonics, reading comprehension and vocabulary. An added bonus is the Progress Tracker; this program is designed for parents and educators to access and evaluate each child’s progress. The Progress Tracker also provides customized activities that can help make reading a part of everyday life.
Target: 1st Grade through 3rd Grade
Lure of the Labyrinth is a digital game for middle-school pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet – and save the world from monsters! Linked to both national and state mathematics standards, the game gives students a chance to actually think like mathematicians. If you are already a registered user of Thinkport, you can use your Thinkport user name and password to log on to the game. In all other cases, you need to register.You will have to select a role to play… for example, if you are a teacher and want to use the game in your classes, you should register as a teacher. If you registered as a kid under age 13, you can log onto the game immediately. Just enter the user name and password you picked and you will be on your way.If you registered as any other kind of user, you will receive an email shortly with directions for completing your registration.
Target: 6th Grade through 8th Grade