Spotlight on the Magna Carta

 Find out how the principles of the Magna Carta inspired American colonists to declare their independence from England.

Independence Day

The Fourth of July is just a few days away! Learn about the history of our country's birthday and discover why we celebrate Independence Day with flags, fireworks, and parades.

 

This Day in History

On this day in 1950, the U.S. entered the Korean War. Look back at the origins of this crisis.

Award-Winner: Election Central

PBS LearningMedia's Election Central just received a REVERE Award from the Association of American Publishers. Step inside to explore timely, elections-themed content.

Storybook Creator

The Power of Words: By using a virtual pen, young readers have the ability to change key words in classic stories like "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "The Three Little Pigs." Try it out! 

PBS LearningMedia: NET Edition

  • Groundwater Beneath the Surface

    This lighthearted animation takes us beneath the surface to see groundwater in action. Watch anthropomorphized drops of groundwater travel through this system. A smiling character with a shovel digs us down to the water table, allowing us to flow through the water cycle and thus making the process much easier to understand.

    Grades 6-8

  • The Cost of Water!

    This slideshow visually compares the costs of bottled water to tap water. The up-front bottle costs run high, but the post-costs to the environment are even more expensive.

    Grades 6-8

  • What is an Aquifer?

    Aquifers are bodies of saturated rock and sediment through which water can move, and they provide 99% of our groundwater. Humans rely on aquifers for most of our drinking water. However, we are not only depleting this supply but are its biggest polluters as well. This infographic provides facts and illustrations to explain the process.

    Grades 6-8

  • The Groundwater Term Game

    This Groundwater Game tests your knowledge of major terms used to describe parts of the aquifer systems, from groundwater to permeability to saturated zone. Drag and drop the correct term into a sentence to make it accurate and to match the illustration. Can you score 12 out of 12?

    Grades 6-8

  • Antarctica Today

    Take a trip to Earth’s freezer – the coldest, windiest, driest, place on Earth. How long has Antarctica been like it is today? That’s what polar researchers want to find out. Meet ANDRILL, the Antarctic drilling team in this video.

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