Spring Resources from PBS Learning Media


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Football and the Pythagorean Theorem: There’s Math in Sports?

Explore how the Pythagorean theorem can be used to determine the distance that a pass and a kick in football actually travel in this interactive for students grades 6-8 from Alabama Public Television.  View Resource

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Anatomy of a Home Run | QUEST | Grades 8-12

Some noted physicists have said that on paper, hitting a home run is impossible. In this video, take a look at what it takes to hit one out of the park.View Resource
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Are Olympic Competitors Geniuses? | PBS Idea Channel | Grades 6-12

While we often think of “genius” as an intellectual category, can we use it for Olympians? Athletes are geniuses at pushing their bodies to new heights, making the impossibly difficult seem easy and effortless. View Resource
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The Chemistry of Running | Annenberg Learner | Grades 9-12

Learn how running a marathon relies on your body’s ability to deliver oxygen and fuel to your muscles for an extended period and to maintain your internal environment (fluids, electrolytes, pH) during the stress of running. View Interactive

NEWS

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Don’t Miss the Premiere of Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson on PBS April 11-12

Looking for more sports-themed teaching moments? Jackie Robinson, an all-new documentary from Ken Burns, premieres on PBSApril 11 and 12. Learn More
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Join Us in Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms

Are you an Earth, physical, or space science teacher? Apply now to become a WGBH/PBS LearningMedia STEM Teacher Advisor, and join us in designing and testing innovative approaches to using digital media for STEM education. Learn More

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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NEW PBS TeacherLine Course: An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction

Analyze best practices for phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition to develop the skills required for students to expand vocabulary, improve comprehension and fluency, and gain independence. Grades PreK-8 | 45 Hours Enroll Now

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