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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

IPTV at United Way of Siouxland's Event

posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM

IPTV at United Way of Siouxland's Event

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 it possible for each child to take home a book and summer reading activities following the...

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Posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM Comments

Experience History from the Inside Out with PBS LearningMedia's Past/Present

posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Experience History from the Inside Out with PBS LearningMedia's Past/Present

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 Read More

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments

This Memorial Day, Instill an Appreciation for Service

posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM

This Memorial Day, Instill an Appreciation for Service

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.

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Posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:00 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

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