With North Carolina science educators specifically in mind, PBS North Carolina is proud to present a robust collection of free Open Educational Resources, aligned directly to North Carolina Essential Standards science objectives for grades 4-8 and appropriate for high school students as well.
In our continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PBS North Carolina offers at-home learning resources for students from early learners through grade 12. We provide standards-aligned programming and curriculum-based lessons on our broadcast channels and streaming online and supplemental online resources for educators and students.
Explore below or select a category to learn more about our programming and resources.
Teacher Time (Early Learners)
Teacher Time, a series of short-form STEM activities for early learners presented by North Carolina teachers, premiered in February 2021. In Teacher Time, NC Teachers of the Year lead learners through hands-on learning activities.
Lessons air on Rootle and PBS NC, and you can watch anytime online!
Teacher Time is supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Classroom Connection features PBS KIDS favorites alongside North Carolina educators. This short-form learning series will deliver engaging math and literacy lessons developed by and featuring North Carolina teachers, aimed at Pre-K through third grade students to support their at-home learning.
Classroom Connection airs math lessons Mondays and Thursdays at 8 AM and 9 AM on PBS NC, and literacy lessons Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 AM and 9 AM on PBS NC.
Classroom Connection is made possible by the generous support of our partners:
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Special thanks to Dr. Angie Mullennix
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, NC State University
Special thanks to Hiller Spires, Ph.D., Marie Himes, Jessica Hunt
The UNC System Literary Fellows
North Carolina Department of Information Technology
At-Home Learning (Grades 6-12)
PBS North Carolina and the NC Department of Public Instruction are partnering to support school-age children learning at home by providing free, curriculum-informed, over-the-air content that is widely accessible to students—especially those with limited or no internet access.
Each weekday, one block of programs on the North Carolina Channel will serve students sixth through twelfth grade, from 12 PM-5 PM (actual times may vary).
This educational program block features curated programming covering Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language arts and more.
Watch the program block on-air through cable providers and livestreamed here.
Find your local North Carolina Channel with our Channel Guide.
Rootle PBS KIDS
Rootle is PBS North Carolina's 24/7 PBS KIDS channel, providing trusted programs, education and entertainment in a safe haven for youngsters. Find your over-the-air Rootle channel with our Channel Guide or watch the Rootle livestream below.
Explore our suggested At-Home Learning schedule for children in grades PreK-2.
Webinars | At-Home Learning
Parents and caregivers, get some help and reassurance! PBS North Carolina hosts free webinars to support at-home learning with quality content from PBS KIDS and PBS LearningMedia. Explore past webinars, and stay tuned for future events!
More helpful information can be found at the following pages:
The nationally acclaimed educational platform PBS LearningMedia is your destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital components. Discover standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more across all subjects and grades for teachers and students.