posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Earth's polar regions may seem remote, but they are an integral part of the entire Earth system. For example, pollution from other areas affects Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems, and changes in the icy landscapes of the polar regions may influence global ocean circulation patterns and accelerate climate change. The fourth International Polar Year (IPY) was a 2007–2008 international campaign to advance polar science and better understand...
posted on November 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM
IPTV had a great time sharing resources and hosting a hands-on booth at the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival. Families gathered around to get their hands in the containers of oobleck, a non Newtonian fluid that is made of corn starch and water. Educators often use oobleck to teach their students about states of matter and viscosity. While family members played in the substance, others watched the NOVA episode on our display...
posted on November 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Little Discoverers: Big Fun with Science, Math and More! is a digital destination with interactive Sesame Street games, engaging videos, and fun, hands-on activities aimed to inspire young children ages 3 to 5 and the adults in their lives to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts and skills into everyday moments. These multimedia experiences, featuring the loveable Sesame Street Muppets, encourage children to...
posted on June 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM
This summer, use PBS LearningMedia’s “interactives” to experiment, manipulate, and investigate! With over 30,000 free videos, interactive games, audio clips, essays, and lesson plans, PBS LearningMedia helps you to keep learning alive all season long. Invite your students to explore velocity, temperature, fish adaptations, and climate with this collection of featured games:
Cooking with Sugar, Grades 5-8
posted on March 21, 2013 at 11:45 AM
NOVA Labs is a new digital platform where "citizen scientists" can actively participate in the scientific process. From predicting solar storms and designing renewable energy systems to tracking cloud movements and learning cybersecurity strategies, NOVA Labs participants can take part in real-world investigations by visualizing, analyzing, and sharing the same data that scientists use.
Each Lab is unique, and focuses on a different area of...
posted on February 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Iowa Public Television has received a grant to produce a new series of online education resources for our nation’s classrooms. The IPTV team will be creating a series of Web-based curriculum resources related to topics and themes introduced within the nationally syndicated television program, Market to Market, produced by IPTV and reaching more than 70% of non-metro, farming-dependent counties in the United States.
By leveraging the...
posted on January 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Iowa Public Television is looking for middle school science teachers interested in a free online course. Through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, 85 Iowa Middle School Science Teachers have the opportunity to take the course, Global Climate Change Education. The PBS TeacherLine "Global Climate Change Education for Middle School" online course will begin February 27. This is a 6 week (3 credit) online course that...
posted on January 16, 2013 at 1:46 PM
IPTV offers opportunities to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content. Online access and digital media are dramatically changing the opportunities available to the teachers improving STEM education. A recent survey indicates that more teachers than ever before are turning to digital media resources to help their students understand...
posted on November 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM
November is full of teachable moments. From Thanksgiving to the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address (Nov. 19), to themes that tie to Native American Heritage Week, this month houses a wealth of historical significance. Use IPTV as a springboard for classroom discussions. To help you share the importance of this holiday and the relevance of other parts of November with your students, here is a list of resources that highlight the history,...
posted on October 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM
NOVA ScienceNOW starts a new season with a brand new host, New York Times Tech guru who was host of NOVA Making Stuff and Hunting the Elements, David Pogue. Featuring four stories in each themed episode, the new season of NOVA ScienceNOW, tackles an array of thought-provoking topics including: “How Smart Can People Get?"- in which Pogue finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up to Albert Einstein’s; “What are...
posted on September 20, 2012 at 10:27 AM
NOVA offers a huge catalog of educational content that works for any number of subject areas, including ancient history, biology, earth science, physics, math, linguistics, music, technology, and engineering. NOVA is ideally suited for teachers. You can browse resources by subject areas or topics, narrow your search by media type or search grade level, or perform a basic search.
NOVA offers thousands of resources including purpose-built...
posted on September 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM
STEM education is the point of much discussion and scrutiny in education lately. From districts needing to improve students’ test scores in science and math to many leaders wanting the U.S. to be more globally competitive in technology and engineering, it is clear that improving STEM education will continue to play an important role in U.S. education.
IPTV offers your students ways to explore new ideas related to science, technology,...
posted on July 5, 2012 at 9:34 AM
STEM or STEAM? When we talk about science, technology, engineering, and math, are there truly four individual, separate subject areas or can there be overlap? Is it advantageous if these subjects are segregated or can education benefit when these four subjects are somehow linked? Now, today, many education experts want to throw an 'a' into the mix, combining arts education with STEM.
Not many would agree that the arts in STEAM should be...
posted on February 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM
How do you encourage girls to find a love of science and engineering? Women have made tremendous progress in education and the workplace during the past 50 years. While breaking down the gender barrier has seen some positive improvement, even in historically male fields such as business, law, and medicine, there is still an uneven gap between men and women in STEM careers. Even though women make up half the country's work force, they...
posted on November 7, 2011 at 12:59 PM
Helping students see science and engineering as a career possibility can be tricky. Sadly, many students may grow up hearing adults complain about science: "It's too hard. It's for 'geeks.' Why would you want to waste your time with that?" Yet scientists and engineers are more than just scientists and engineers. They are people who have lives outside of the groundbreaking, innovative work they do. Some are musicians or poets, some play...