Forests and The Big Bang - March 21

Learning in the Trees

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Today is Big Bang Day, International Day of Forests, Flower Day, French Bread Day, Rosie The Riveter Day, Teenager Day, Slytherin Pride Day, Poetry Day, and Puppetry Day.

Women's History Month Resource of the Day: She Is An Astronomer

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Forests and the Big Bang




  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Adagio - LISTEN
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 - LISTEN
  • Modest Mussorgsky - Night On Bald Mountain - LISTEN
  • Bare Naked Ladies - The Big Bang Theory - LISTEN

THEME:  Forests

  • Grades 1-4 - PBS LearningMedia - Plum Landing - Finding Forests (3:23) - VIEW
  • Grades 3-4 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Who Replants the Forest? (2:28) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 3-6 - PBS LearningMedia - Science Trek - Forests Collection - VIEW
  • Grades 4-6 - PBS LearningMedia - DragonflyTV - Temperate Rain Forest (Available in Spanish) (7:05) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-6 - PBS LearningMedia - DragonflyTV - Scientist Profile: Forest Canopy Researcher (2:10) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS - Wildlife Journal Junior - NH Forests - READ
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS - Wildlife Journal Junior -Temperate Deciduous Forest - READ
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS - Wildlife Journal Junior - Rain Forests - READ
  • Grades 5-8 - PBS Learning Media - The Forest Files (27:30)  - VIEW
  • Grades 5-8 - PBS Learning Media - The Forest Files - The Forest and The Air Cycle (1:35) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-8 - PBS Learning Media - The Forest Files - The Forest and The People (6:17) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-8 - PBS LearningMedia - The Forest & The Soil Cycle (5:30) - VIEW

Theme: Big Bang

  • Grades 5-8 - PBS LearningMedia - Science Around Cincy - Expansion of the Universe (5:14) -VIEW ad DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Genius by Stephen Hawking - Where Did the Universe Come From? (9:45) -VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - Evidence for the Big Bang Theory (4:58) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - Universe Revealed Collection - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 7-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - Looking Back in Time: The Big Bang (6:15) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nova - How Do We Know the Universe is Expanding: The Big Bang (5:06) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - PBS LearningMedia - PBS Space Time - Big Bang Collection - VIEW
  • Grade 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Nova - Universe Revealed: Big Bang (53:16) - VIEW
  • Grade 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Nova - Scientists Capture the First Light from the Big Bang (2:57) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Nova - Was the Big Bang an Explosion or Something Else? (3:01) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS Space Time - What Happened Before the Big Bang? (10:23) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS Space Time - What Caused the Big Bang? (13:12) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS Space Time - Did Time Start at the Big Bang? (12:30) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS Space Time - What's Wrong with the Big Bang Theory? (9:56) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS Space Time - Why the Big Bang Definitely Happened (8:54) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Crash Course Astronomy - A Brief History of the Universe (12:21)  - VIEW


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (2/802) More Options

Thursday, 3/21 from 7-7:30 pm NHPBS
Hopkinton High meets 2018 champion Salem High in game seven in round one of the new season of GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE. GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE Streaming Video

NH EXPLORE- 11.2 Comcast (11/801) More Options

NATURE - Equus: The Story of the Horse - Chasing the Wind
Thursday, 3/21 from 12-1 pm NH EXPLORE
The relationship between man and his noble steed is almost as old as civilization itself. Ever since the mysterious beginning of our extraordinary partnership, horses helped shape the human world. NATURE Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 More Options

Thursday, 3/21 from 4-5 pm NH WORLD
Meet the unsung women whose tireless work would finally ban discrimination at U.S. polls on the basis of sex. Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt advocated different strategies, but their combined efforts led to the amendment's passage in 1920. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - The Vote Streaming Video 

AMERICA REFRAMED - Fanny Lou Hamer's America
Thursday, 3/21 from 8-9:30 pm NH WORLD
Explore and celebrate the life of a fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential. AMERICA REFRAMED Streaming Video

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    • Civics 101 -  Tons of great (and free!) audio, activities, resources, and lessons to help you stay engaged with civics.
    • Ask Sam - Ask Sam features Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown answering listener questions about the mysteries and quirks of the natural world.
  • Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park

    • Learning Connection - Even though their doors are closed, we’re still here to connect you to the inspirational powers of nature and engage you in learning. 
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  • Strawbery Banke Museum

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