Michigan Learning Channel: Keeping Students Engaged in STEM Learning……

The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) is a statewide public television partnership offering instructional content to support the education of students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers year-round. The Michigan Learning Channel partners with local PBS programing and provides content as well to engage in STEM through additional learning platforms. This state-wide program is being broadcast on special on-air channels established by each of the participating public television stations in Michigan. It is also available as a livestream and stored for on-demand viewing on a variety of digital platforms, ensuring accessibility to all students, teachers, and families in the state.

All content is offered at no cost to schools, families, and caregivers.

The Michigan Learning Channel has everything kids need to continue building their STEM skills and learning key concepts that will help them succeed in school and beyond!

DIY Science Time investigates the world through experiments, demonstrations and activities. Viewers are invited to join host Mister C. and his science crew to complete fun DIY science experiments using everyday household materials. DIY Science Time is designed for students in grades 4th-6th, but may also be of interest to younger or older children.

How does that work? What happens next? Emmy award-winner Dr. Rob Stephenson and the Curious Crew capture the interest of inquisitive kids by taking a hands-on approach to investigating principles of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Visit the official website for additional resources and more information about the show.

Great Lakes Now– offers in-depth coverage of news, issues, events and developments affecting the lakes and the communities that depend on them while capturing the character and culture of the region. Our partnership with Great Lakes Now helps provided middle and high school teachers month lesson plans featuring timely ways to teach our most cherished waterways. Learn about scientific processes as they relate to the Great Lakes region.

Here are some great ways you can use the Michigan Learning Channel and other platforms at home to engage kids in STEM learning:

  • Co-watch a show together as a family and complete the related experiment.
  • Become a scientist yourself and investigate your own science experiments and projects based on a concept learned while viewing a show.
  • Get excited about your future career and investigate careers in STEM.
  • Turn Storytime into a science adventure! Use a story from the show to create a STEM experience.
  • Invite your local coordinator out to an event or your class to put on a STEM lesson.
  • Text WDCQ to 30644 to sign up for our Mobile Adventures in STEM program. (Ages 5-8) but all are welcome!

Visit our other STEM related platforms:

pbslearningmedia.org (K-12 research, homework help, supplemental learning, and fun!)

Peepandthebigwideworld.com (preschool stem lesson/content)

pbs.org/parents (find the latest craft or activity to engage in STEM at home.)

For More Information Please Contact:

Lauren Saj Email: [email protected] or by phone (989)686-9346


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