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
Looking for a good way to connect your child to learning activities? Look no further than your local library!IPTV and 35 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...
posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM
The latest initiative in the growing NOVA Labs citizen science platform––an online RNA Lab––utilizes puzzles from Eterna, a game that allows players to design RNAs, tiny molecules at the heart of every cell in our bodies. A series of animated videos explains the science behind the game and teaches novices how to play it. The Lab aims to expand the community of participants while giving students and science enthusiasts an...
posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Memorial Day is so much more than just a day to honor those who have served our country. We are grateful every day for the bravery and loyalty they have shown in the face of danger. Use this week as an opportunity to share with your students personal stories of service that will inspire them for years to come and truly engrave in their minds what it means to serve.
Start by breaking down D-Day with new PBS LearningMedia content from D-Day...
posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM
From the youngest learners all the way to high school scholars, every student could use a little more exposure to great art in their lives.
Empower students of all ages to engage in contemporary art and discover new, creative ideas for creativity from a variety of professional artists with PBS LearningMedia’s Art School collection. This fun and appealing web video series is produced by California PBS station KQED and introduces...
posted on May 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Iowa Public Television invites you to register for the Iowa Public Television Teacher Training Institute which will be held June 13, 2014. IPTVTTI will offer networking and professional development opportunities for educators from around the state. Master Teachers, highly qualified educators who have been selected by IPTV, will present model lessons that are cross curricular and STEM based. The opportunity to learn about...