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Start a discussion with your kids about the wonders of space with this DIY from PBS Parents. When your child is finished making their ‘nebula,’ continue the learning by pulling up photos online to compare their creation with the real thing!
Open up a discussion with your kids about space exploration with this simple craft! A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Simply layer cotton balls, water, tempera paint and glitter until you reach the top of a jar and you create a craft that mimics the wonder of an actual nebula in space!
July 28, 2016 at 2:00 am
AP fact check: 2016 Democratic National Convention edition (From PBS NewsHour)
A look at some claims Wednesday and how they compare with the facts, on a day packed with a lengthy news conference by Trump and evening convention speeches by high-powered Democrats, President Barack Obama among them.
July 28, 2016 at 1:54 am
You can stream tonight's full program of the Democratic National Convention here, courtesy of the PBS NewsHour:
July 28, 2016 at 12:21 am
The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed more than 11,000 people. Healthcare workers struggled to respond to the sudden crisis. Almost 1,000 healthcare workers died saving others. Learn more about those who risk their lives to fight infectious diseason on SPILLOVER - ZIKA, EBOLA & BEYOND Wednesday, August 3 @ 10/9c on PBS. #SpilloverPBS
July 27, 2016 at 11:00 pm
A breakdown of how 3D holograms work (From Physics Girl)
Holograms are photographic recordings of 3D scenes. Unlike a camera, which captures one view through a small viewer focused by a lens, holograms capture an entire light field which allows them to recreate the 3D scene. Physics Girl breaks down what holograms need to appear 3D.
July 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm
Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, is the challenge Memo never imagined. Letting go is a gift he never expected. Watch “Capoeira” from Nalip Org now, then vote & share. Brought to you as part of the PBS Online Film Festival. http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/2016/capoeira/ #PBSolff
July 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm
It's the last week to vote in the PBS Online Film Festival, and you pick the winner! You can vote on Facebook just by sharing your favorite film(s). Each share counts as a vote! Get complete details -- and see all the films at pbs.org/filmfestival #PBSolff
25 films. 3 weeks. July 11-July 29. Watch this year's 25 entries and vote once per day to push your favorite to the top.
July 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Kids have become accustomed to taking part in engaging activities -- whether they’re playing games or sharing on social media with their friends. You can use this to your advantage with reading! Here are a few ideas:
Making reading fun for kids is easier than it may first seem. Here are a few ideas try this summer or all year round!
July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Brain scans from hundreds of people have identified nearly 100 new brain regions, as part of a new map of the human cortex, the most detailed brain map ever made. (From It's Okay To Be Smart and PBS Digital Studios)
Brain scans from hundreds of people have identified nearly 100 new brain regions, as part of a new map of the human cortex, the most detailed brain map ever made. Learn more at The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/…/sc…/human-connectome-brain-map.html For more great science, subscribe to It's Okay To Be Smart on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/itsokaytobesmart
July 27, 2016 at 4:17 pm
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