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Iowa Agriculture Educators and Students Invited to Free Event at the Iowa State Fair

posted on August 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Iowa Agriculture Educators and Students Invited to Free Event at the Iowa State Fair

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.

 

Details:

  • Friday, August 15 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Doors open at 3:15 p.m. Those wishing to view the production should arrive no later than 3:45 p.m. to be...
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Posted on August 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Sea Creatures

posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Sea Creatures

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 Read More

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM Comments

Exploring Cuba's Thriving Coral Reefs

posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Exploring Cuba's Thriving Coral Reefs

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 on the health of a coral reef. In this sense, Cuba’s Communist government may have inadvertently helped protect the Cuban reefs for many years by preventing the flow of fresh water to the sea, as well as limiting the availability and use of fertilizer and pesticides. However, as Cuba begins to open its doors to the rest of the world, increased commercialism and tourism is once again increasing levels of pollution, sedimentation and development in coastal areas, which creates a negative effect on the...

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Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:14 AM Comments

Before You Fire Up That Grill, Learn About Why We Cook

posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Before You Fire Up That Grill, Learn About Why We Cook

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.

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Posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM Comments

Did you know that you can contribute to scientific research just by playing a game?

posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Did you know that you can contribute to scientific research just by playing a game?

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 engaging way to explore important concepts in the life sciences and...

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Posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments

Registration is Open Through May for the Iowa Public Television Teacher Training Institute

posted on May 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Registration is Open Through May for the Iowa Public Television Teacher Training Institute

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 IPTV and PBS resources, as well as how to submit your own qualifying lesson to IPTV for a stipend, will be offered in June at the Johnston Middle School located at...

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Posted on May 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments

Breakdance Your Way Into the World of STEAM Education

posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Breakdance Your Way Into the World of STEAM Education

What do beatboxing and breakdancing have to do with education? As it turns out, a lot more than you might think!

Take a creative turn in your class this week and introduce your students to Rashidi Omari, the co-director of the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company at the Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, CA. This violence prevention and arts education organization has been serving youth ages 3-18 for 22 years in a mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people. It achieves this mission through after-school, weekend, and summer programs in dance, theater, martial arts, self-defense, conflict resolution, performance and youth leadership. Destiny’s core curriculum,...

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Posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM Comments

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