posted on August 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM
Iowa agriculture educators and students are invited to help celebrate the 40th season of Iowa Public Television's Market to Market program with a free event at the Iowa State Fair. Attendees are invited to participate in a live production of an episode hosted by Mike Pearson from the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 15.
Friday, August 15 - 4:00 p.m.
Doors open at 3:15 p.m. Those wishing to view the production should...
posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM
We are well into summer; and you know what that means – outdoor festival season. Time to get outside and soak up all of the arts, music and culture there is to offer, whether that’s at home or out of town on summer vacation.
As seen in this ZOOM video segment from PBS Kids, Paracho, Mexico is one such city where music, culture and heritage are a major part of city life. Paracho is known for some of the best-sounding guitars...
posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:18 PM
For nearly everyone, traveling to Egypt and seeing the Great Pyramid – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – is a ‘bucket list’ must-do-and-see. This summer, PBS LearningMedia has your front row ticket!
Egypt was one of the first civilizations; a society with a large population that used writing, lived in cities, had a system of religious beliefs and was ruled by a government. In 2700 BCE, the Egyptians built...
posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM
The sea covers seventy percent of the earth’s surface. The deep sea below the ocean’s surface, specifically, is the largest and least explored place on earth.
The fish and other sea animals of the deep sea employ many strategies to surprise their prey including ambush and camouflage by blending into the sea environment. The deeper you go in the ocean, the more unusual and unique the fish appear to be. At the start of this...
posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM
Even though at first appearance corals may look like plants or rocks, they are in fact animals, related to sea anemones and jellyfish. Coral reefs the world over are threatened by pollution, rising ocean temperatures and overfishing. In Cuba however, reefs are flourishing.
Coral reefs are extremely sensitive to environmental changes and depend on clean, clear saltwater for survival. Pollution and agricultural runoff can have a huge impact...
posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
You can turn anytime into learning time for a child, even those few minutes when you are on the go or waiting for an appointment. That’s the idea behind IPTV’s Ready for School Learning Centers, which are often located in the waiting area of a health facility. Learning Centers consist of a book cart or shelf of age-appropriate children's materials such as books, activity books, toys, puzzles and more. They can include a...
posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Looking for a good way to connect your child to learning activities? Look no further than your local library!IPTV and 37 libraries across Iowa are partnering together to host Ready for School Library Corners which will be placed during the 2014-2015 year. These library corners give children the opportunity to strengthen math and literacy skills through fun, engaging multimedia platforms. Building on their love of favorite characters...
posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:54 PM
Funding will extend services to more low-income communities, children, teachers and families
posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM
The 4th of July was fantastic and chances are it involved eating and grilling. Ever wonder why we cook our food? We do it because it tastes good, of course, and because our customs and traditions are built around it. But we also cook our food for some basic biological reasons. Some scientists think that figuring out how to cook actually MADE us human.
Check out this video from PBS Digital Studios and share with the students in your life. If...
posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM
The 2nd United Way of Siouxland Active Kid’s Day was held at Cook Park in Sioux City on Friday, June 20, 2014. Almost 600 children from Kindergarten to grade 5 were present for the celebration. Participating summer programs included Stella Sanford CDC, Beyond the Bell’s Unity, Spalding Park and Liberty programs, Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center, Mary J Treglia Community House, Girls, Inc. and Boys Club. IPTV made...
posted on June 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Use the summer heat as a chance to make cooking fun! The sun continuously provides earth with tremendous amounts of solar energy, most of which comes in the form of visible light. Sunlight, when transformed into usable heat, can be a practical source of energy for everyday tasks such as cooking food, heating water, or warming houses. A solar cooker is an insulated box that traps the heat of the Sun for cooking food. What better activity for...
posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Now that summer is here, it’s time to get gaming! The time: May 1906. The place: The mythical town of Eureka Falls. Reach into a piece of American history with PBS LearningMedia’s Past/Present, an interactive desktop computer game and website designed to impart decision-making and critical thinking skills. Your students will impersonate one of two protagonists: Anna Caruso, a young Italian immigrant worker, or Walter...
posted on June 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Explore the sights, sounds and history of the U.S.A. in celebration of the July 4th holiday! But, you’ll probably need a virtual tour guide, right?
Meet Wilson and Ditch, two funny, energetic and talkative gopher brothers who are in a van – an eco-powered one – driving around America. Wilson, the older brother, loves learning and teaching facts and reading about each new location. He drives the van while Ditch, the younger...
posted on June 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM
The Adult Literacy Department at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa offers free classes in the areas of High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Preparation (formerly known as the GED®), Spanish High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL) in many communities in NCC’s district (which includes Osceola, O’Brien, Sioux, Lyon and the Marcus part of Cherokee...
posted on June 4, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Just because school’s out doesn’t mean that it’s time to put the books down! We challenge you to give students a reason to read over the next few months and come back in the fall with enhanced reading skills. Who better to help than The Electric Company? Over thirty years ago, this educational television show dared to speak to youth in the voice of their generation. The Electric Company turned on the power of possibility...