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K-12 Connections Event
Sing a Song of Science
Subject Areas:
    Fine Arts

Are you looking for a fun way to teach your students about science? Music is a great way to make science fun. In this session Lewis Major, Polk County Naturalist, introduces students to some great educational songs about soil, bats, bugs, beaver, turtles, and more.

Registrants agree to provide the following materials for use in the ICN room (Download and print from the 'Sing a Song of Science' section of the Classroom Resources area of the K-12 Connections Web site):

  • 1 copy of the Sing a Song of Science Teacher Song Guide for the teacher
  • 1 Sing a Song of Science Student Handout (Two students can share one sheet or print a sheet for each student)

Important Dates:
April 22: Earth Day

Following the ICN session, registrants will receive the complimentary books series The Magic Schoolbus: In the Time of the Dinosaurs, Inside a Hurricane , Lost in the Snow or alternate titles by mail.

Other Polk County Conservation Board ICN events include:
Monarch Tagging
Animal Winter Preparation
Unhuggable Animals
Mammal Tracks
Cosmic Connections
Amazing Reptiles
To Be a Seed
Sing a Song of Science

We must have at least 2 registered and confirmed classes in order to offer this ICN session. If we have to cancel the class you will receive email notification prior the day of the session.

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Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • SID THE SCIENCE KID (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • strong>BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY (Grade Level: 4-12)
  • BACKYARD SAFARI: (Grade Level: PK-2)
  • NATURE WORKS: (Grade Level: 3-6)
  • DRAGONFLY TV (Grade Level: 2-5)

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

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Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
April 22, 2014
 Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-5
April 22, 2014
 Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-5
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