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Wander & Wonder
Get creative with painting with something you have in your house already - vegetables.
Make your own bubble solution with these simple ingredients.
Follow these simple steps to make slime at home - and have Abby teach you a few things too.
Explore the concept of surface tension with items from your kitchen.
Get creative in the kitchen and make a silly sandwich.
Let's investigate what happens when you heat solid materials and then cool the materials.
Plan a trip around Iowa by making a travel collage.
Look for wonder in the world and start a collection.
Create some paper creatures to learn all about camouflage.
Make your own fossils with items in your kitchen.
Explore the beautiful colors of fall leaves with chromatography.
While carving pumpkins this year, take a closer look. Let's do a pumpkin study.
There is so much to be grateful for; try making your own gratitude turkey.
Cooking is chemistry! Make a breakfast favorite while exploring science.
Celebrate the New Year by making origami poppers and fortune tellers.
Make these three snowflakes crafts with supplies from home.
Abby and Zoey celebrate their friendship by designing bracelets for each other.
Abby and Brayden explore the states of ice and create amazing structures.
Explore the meaning of friendship with this activity from the book, Yertle the Turtle.
Abby and her friend Augie celebrate Earth Day and spring by making a bird feeder.
Learn about growing food and making a pizza... with ingredients from the dirt.
Spread a little kindness with May Day baskets for your friend or neighbor.
Create messages of kindness in a super top secret way.
Abby and Braelyn visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to discover the parts of a flower and the important role flowers play in pollination.
Abby and Alana visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to discover that plants have lots of ways to collect, direct and absorb water.
Abby & Vaden visit the Des Moines Playhouse and create homemade costumes to dress up as their heroes.
Explore the beauty of the Northern Lights and create Northern Lights window art.
Make art with your children while exploring how making mistakes can help us learn something new.
What did the Pilgrims and Native Americans eat at the first Thanksgiving?
Learn about different kinds of evergreen trees and how we can safely use them to decorate our homes during the holidays.
Abby Brown makes pīrāgi with two young women in celebration of their Latvian heritage.
Iowa by Air
On this Iowa by Air, fly above West Okoboji Lake as the waters near Arnolds Park transition from colorful fall to frozen winter.
Fly high over Yellow River State Forest's beautiful woodlands and meandering trout streams.
Fly above the geologic rarities of Northwestern Iowa's Gitchie Manitou State Preserve.
At the southern tip of the Loess Hills rests Waubonsie State Park which reaches elevations of 1,099 feet before plunging back to the lowlands of the Missouri River Valley.
Along the Mississippi River in Muscatine County Wildcat Den State Park showcases miles of hiking trails, rock formations and several historic structures.
Glide above Rathbun Lake and some of the 828 acres of timbered hills at Honey Creek State Park.
Go on an adventure through Maquoketa Caves State Park's bluffs, caves, geologic formations and forests.
Take in the majestic views of the Mississippi River as you soar above Pikes Peak State Park.
Travel back in time with a look at fossils and limestone bedrock dating back to nearly 200 million years ago.
Take a sweeping view of Dubuque's Julian Dubuque Monument in the Mines of Spain.
See the scenic town of Bellevue and it's neighboring state park as you never have before.
Spanning more than 1,080 square miles, the Loess Hills is a unique landform that exists only in Iowa and China.
Fly above the steep slopes, scenic overviews, sandstone ledges and creeks of historic Ledges State Park.