posted on December 5, 2013 at 7:45 AM
posted on December 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Are all snowflakes truly unique? What are the physical forces that drive snowflakes to come in so many shapes and sizes? In this lesson brought to you by PBS LearningMediaTM, students build an apparatus that creates conditions similar to a winter cloud and produce their own snow crystals indoors. By watching the snow crystals grow, they learn about the molecular forces that shape ice crystals, and gain a deeper understanding of the states of matter. By exploring our media resources, including microphotographs of real snowflakes, students also learn about molecular forces, the particulate nature of matter, and condensation. Start enjoying the winter...
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 global climate change through an interdisciplinary approach. Learn about the importance of studying the poles through these media resources, adapted from a variety of sources. Explore the polar regions, the changes they are experiencing, and their connections to the rest of the...
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...
posted on November 21, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Mobile Learning Program
Once again PBS KIDS® and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) have joined forces with
you and other outreach partners across the country to offer apps to children in low-income communities. The goal is to give preschool and early elementary school children access to PBS KIDS apps for free via community organizations like yours. Powered by a Ready To Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the program is part of an initiative designed to use the power of media to advance early learning and school readiness. The details of the program follow, along with information on the next steps for your organization to take in order to implement...
posted on November 20, 2013 at 12:45 PM
PBS Kids has an exciting new page that offers many resources for parents and educators of young children. PBS Kids Apps is visually appealing and has many offerings, such as those listed below.
Apps lets you sort by show, age, or skill. These apps cover a variety of subject areas such as math, reading, vocabulary, patterns, science, art and...
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 investigate and discover as they learn about six STEM...