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Learn about the 332 Fighter Group that helped to defeat the Axis powers during World War II.

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The seeds of World War II were sown in the treaties that ended World War I. Learn with this article from Iowa Pathways.

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Getting key ideas and details is one way to reach a student with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD).

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Story Retelling with AAC is one way to reach a student with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD).

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This collection features strategies for literacy instruction meant for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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Kids try to get their friends to guess their favorite book titles without using any words, only drawings and actions.

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Discover how to make unique stories using just people, places and things.

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Explore an active way to tell stories with Abby Brown and her friends.

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Abby Brown and her friend make a gratitude turkey showing all the things they are thankful for.

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What did the Pilgrims and Native Americans eat at the first Thanksgiving? Spoiler alert: It probably wasn't turkey!

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Barack Obama gains the support of first-time and independent voters to win the democratic nomination in the 2008 Iowa caucuses.

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In 1972, the Iowa caucuses became the first major event in the nomination process for President of the United States.

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Have you ever wondered why Iowa is the first state in the nation to select local delegates for national conventions?

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Work alongside Jessica and Eduardo from the Des Moines Art Center to make tissue paper marigolds.

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What do you know about Day of the Dead? Explore Día de los Muertos with our partners, the Des Moines Art Center.

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Explore the Hispanic tradition of Día de los Muertos with the help of our partner, the Des Moines Art Center.

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Learn how the movement of a shadow during the day can help you tell time. Make your own sundial.

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Pretend to be detectives and figure out the case of the mystery shape.

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Explore counting and animal knowledge with your child by creating ladybug art.

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Keep your kids busy for hours. Paper rockets zooming in front of your nose and chasing you around the house. What fun!

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For an afternoon of clean, green and science-friendly fun, try making these ice boats with your kids.

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Push, slide, bounce! Explore the science of how things move with your child with this exciting game.

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Investigate different objects and predict which shapes will balance and which shapes will fall.

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Have fun with some kitchen science. Investigate with your child what happens when you heat materials and then cool them.

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Explore patterns and pattern games with your child with this fun pasta necklace.

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Part science project and part cute craft, create potato sprout people of your own.

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Playing graphing games using stickers from your favorite fresh fruits is a fun activity that gets the family involved.

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Let your child take the driver’s seat practicing number recognition in this simple math game, Fire Truck Number Hunt.

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Make a cool bracelet with this multiplayer game that develops counting fine motor and hand-eye coordination skills.

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Treasure hunts are a fun way to build early math skills as well as improve social skills like following directions.

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How tall is your shadow? How short is your shadow? Learn to estimate using your shadow as a guide.

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Build your child’s science vocabulary and understanding of measurement with this simple experiment.

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How many textures can you find at your house? Race the clock or race a friend with this printable scavenger hunt.

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Help your child explore the concept of wind with their very own DIY sailboat.

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Help your child practice early math, science and critical thinking skills with this fun sorting activity.

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Have your child “spy” sight words, letters, numbers or math problems in this super squishy learning activity.

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Troops from Iowa worked to empower Afghans by improving agriculture practices and developing entrepreneurial skills.

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Along with winning the hearts and trust of the Afghan people, American forces helped to repair damaged infrastructure.

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Join us in remembering 9/11. After terrorists attacked New York, Pennsylvania & Washington, D.C., 3000 Iowans mobilized.

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Learn how zookeepers train sea lions with our partner, the Blank Park Zoo.

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Our partners at the Blank Park Zoo are going to teach us all about giraffes.

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Learn more about how Iowa is helping to save coral reefs from our partners at the Blank Park Zoo.

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Explore asterisms with us and our guide from the Science Center of Iowa.

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Find the Big Dipper in your backyard with help from our partner, the Science Center of Iowa.

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Learn to explore Iowa’s sky at night with help from our partner, the Science Center of Iowa.

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Have a young child heading off to school next year? Prepare them for the adventure with these fun, free resources.

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Design a bird feeder to hang in your backyard, just like Abby and her friend Augie.

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Make art with your children while exploring how making mistakes can help us learn something new.

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Explore the beauty of the Northern Lights and create Northern Lights window art.

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Create engaging activities for less than $5.

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Aquí encontrará excelentes actividades para hacer con su hijo en el camino.

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Here are some great activities for you to do with your child on-the-go!

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Summer activities to keep your kids learning.

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Explore the states of matter and create some amazing structures with Abby and Brayden.

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Cooking is chemistry! Make a breakfast favorite and explore some science concepts.

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Create some amazing bracelets with Abby and Zoey to celebrate with your friends.

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Explore the science behind tornadoes with this easy activity.

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Investigate ways to create different pitch, tones and sounds by creating your own glass bottle water xylophone.

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Understand how a volcano forms and what causes it to erupt in this classic science fair experiment.

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Learn how birds eat, and what tools you would need to eat like a bird.

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Investigate the science of color while learning and using the word “hypothesis.”

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Listen to the sounds around you and play a sorting game.

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Trace blocks and have your child match the pieces to the shapes.

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Can a paper bridge hold rocks? Work with your child to find out the answer to that question with this fun experiment.

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Think flexibly and use working memory to develop early math skills with this fun block sorting activity.

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Combine two things that every kid loves, shapes and robots, to make this cute shapes robot craft.

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Apply geometric skills in a fun way by creating these shape necklaces made out of empty milk jugs!

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Create your own solar system with paper, paint and a spray bottle!

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Check out this simple tutorial on how to build forts for kids out of newspaper.

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Build your own winter wonderland by turning cardboard boxes into a gingerbread village!

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Turn your favorite animal tracks into art by imprinting them on clay.

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Decorate your house for the holidays with these beautiful and easy cotton swab snowflakes!

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Teach your child about money and saving with this cute piggy bank craft for kids.

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Make beautiful spring butterflies out of recycled toilet paper rolls.

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Practice early math skills with your child as you “Race to the Finish!” in this probability game.

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Transform a recycled plastic bottle into a simple homemade bird feeder.

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Bring the excitement of an amusement park into your home by building a marble roller coaster.

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We know we can hear sound, but did you know you can see it too? Help your child make sound waves move with this activity.

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Let nature inspire art when you upcycle plastic soda bottles to create fun and festive fireflies for display or play.

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Build a toy boat with your child by reusing old materials from around your home.

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Why do some things float and some sink? Learn about sinking and floating with this easy activity that freezes toys.

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A fun way to practice measurement skills with your child is by building a house for a favorite toy.

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Put your nose to the test! Kids investigate and distinguish between different objects and materials using their nose.

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In this fun activity, explore the fractions of 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 while eating delicious pizza.

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In this activity, your child will fold and glue paper to build 3D shapes while learning math vocabulary.

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Wars have been a part of Iowa's history since the first inhabitants arrived. Explore War and Conflict on Iowa Pathways.

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Explore these STEAM Activities to support your students' learning.

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Iowa farmers play an important role in feeding the world. Explore the technological changes that make this possible.

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People with heritages from all over the world call Iowa home. Explore the richness of our state through their eyes.

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Explore the impact that energy use has on humans, animals and the environment to become educated, energy experts!

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Examine how keeping up to date on prices and factors influencing the market helps producers make informed decisions.

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Billions of dollars move through the agricultural marketplace each year. Explore the government’s role in agriculture.

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Learn about the Korean War from the Iowans who served.

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Analyze the causes of a war that has been forgotten by many but the Iowans who served on its battlefields.

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Explore the sacrifices that Iowans made at home and on the frontlines to win the fight against the Axis powers.

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Examine one of the most turbulent times in American history from the perspective of the Iowa veterans who were there.

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Learn about the War in Afghanistan through the Iowans who were there. Iowa soldiers reflect on their experiences.

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Explore the role Iowans played in preserving the rights and freedoms of individuals around the world.

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Explore Agriculture’s rich tradition of embracing technology to improve crops, business practices, and rural life.

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Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Iowa State Parks by joining Iowa artists that find inspiration in our parks.

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Come Explore STEM with Abby Brown and her friends.

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This special Iowa Outdoors episode features a look at select parks from the sky!

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Iowa Outdoors celebrates Iowa State Parks by showcasing park history, trail experiences and inspiring photography.

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Learn about Iowa's interesting geology and ancient past by exploring various land features and fossilized creatures.

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Just walk the trails at Pine Lake or Effigy Mounds to see the lasting effect members of the CCC have had on our state.

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Iowa’s state park system was started by the Iowa Federation of Women (IFW).

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Why does fog look grey and feel wet? Answer this question about the weather using scientific inquiry with your child.

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Play memory with the water matching cards.

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In this activity, your child will build a thermometer to show when the temperature is warmer or cooler.

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See the wind at work! Make a pinwheel and explore the wind’s wind-erful power!

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Use your design thinking and science inquiry skills to determine the best kind of structure.

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Grab a grown-up and some friends! Each team will build a structure and then try to knock down the other team’s structure.

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Grab a grown-up and some friends for this building game. Can you stack a tall, stable tower?

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Using scientific inquiry skills you and your child will learn more about sound and how it works.

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Make an instrument that anyone can play—a kazoo—and get the buzz on sound vibrations!

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Learn how to sort and classify objects.

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Use a Venn diagram with your child to sort items at home or school.

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Use your scientific inquiry skills to learn about floating and sinking.

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What do you think will float? Test out your predictions using items from around the house and the printable table.

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Use your scientific inquiry skills to learn more about simple machines.

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Make a pinball machine that can shoot a marble and send it zigzagging down an obstacle course.

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Build a catapult using a lever, and power it with a rubber band, and send a marshmallow flying through the air.

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Learn about elasticity and the shapes that make the world.

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Spark great conversations about the science behind elasticity with this chemistry and craft project rolled into one.

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Use scientific inquiry skills to figure out why shadows appear.

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Can you match the PBS KIDS character with his or her shadow?

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Use scientific inquiry and engineering design skills to learn all about ramps.

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Design a crazy roller coaster ride for a marble—but make sure it doesn’t fly off the track.

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Learn all about mixtures and properties.

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Use this activity sheet to describe the playdough you made.

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Use this activity sheet to describe your play dough recipe.

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Grab a grown-up to make your own rainbow popsicles.

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With a couple tools and your know-how, you can figure it out your height and weight using measurements.

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Curious George is using markers to measure his desk.

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Use this resource to help children investigate how measurement can be used to describe, compare, and sort materials.

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Grab a grown-up to make a chocolate mug cake in less than five minutes. No oven needed.

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Make the Cat’s hat and a Measuring Snail to measure and compare all sorts of things.

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Learn how magnets work and why some items are attracted to magnets and others are not.

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Explore the science of magnets.

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Learn what a force is and how it causes motion.

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Grab a grown-up and some friends for Ruff’s take on table hockey.

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Can you make a ramp that will roll a ball right to the target?

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Learn the difference between bugs and insects.

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Caterpillar Shoes Coloring Sheet

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Talk about how caterpillars have many legs and feet to hold up their very long bodies.

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Use the Insect Match cards to play Memory, matching the picture of the bug to its name.

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Scatter the sight word bugs on the table. Read a word out loud and have your child “catch” the bug by swatting the word.

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Uses your engineering and design skills to puzzle out how bridges are built and work.

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Can you build a bridge out of cardboard that won’t collapse under the weight of a pile of books?

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Young learners can practice letters and early geometry skills with Alphabet Patterns from our Ready for School toolkit.

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Practice word building skills.

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Help your young learner practice letters and numbers with the writing mat from our Ready for School toolkit.

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Practice counting and math skills.

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Practice counting skills.

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Practice early geometry, counting and pattern recognition.

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FIND Iowa allows students in grades 2-5 to virtually explore Iowa through immersive and interactive learning content.

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Help Gerald match snowflakes.

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Abby teaches kids about weather. Kids learn to observe and evaluate the weather.

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Learn to measure the temperature of hot and cold items and make predictions.

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Ruff uses his new service to help kids looking for a way to keep their mini-golf tower from tipping over in the wind.

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Help Sally, Nick, and the Cat in the Hat make some sounda - pa - looza's for the concert.

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Join Sally, Nick, and the Cat in the Hat as they travel to Gongolia to find the missing note to Sally's song.

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Visit Toborrowland with Nick and Sally, and help them pick up and sort items to put back into the borrow truck.

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Join Sally, Nick, and the Cat in the Hat as they visit Toborrowland and learn all about sorting.

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Create the right type of structure to carry as many pennies as possible in water.

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Join Sally, Nick, and the Cat in the Hat as they learn about why certain objects float and others sink.

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Simple machines have few working parts. They make our work easier and help us move things.

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Join Nick, Sally, and the Cat in the Hat as they learn about simple machines and how they can make our work easier.

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Discover the simple machines that can be found at the playground.

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Join Nick, Sally, and the Cat in the Hat as they learn about what makes a ball bounce.

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Quack and Peep find a flashlight and have fun making shadows.

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Explore the shadows made by objects in Chirp's collection.

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Play with shadows; control the weather; and send objects down a ramp.

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Peep, Chirp, and Quack discover the thrill of zipping down a slide.

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George must figure out how to build a ramp so that Hundley, a little dachshund, can get out of a basement window.

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Help Ruff make, decorate, and serve cookies to his family.

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Explore kitchen chemistry as Ruff Ruffman learns that mixing the right ingredients is important.

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Help the Cat in the Hat build a Marbleous Marvel Coaster.

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Sing along with Cat as he sings a fun song about what a magnet can and can't stick to.

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It's Magnet Mania - a day when the gang spends the whole day playing with magnets.

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Help rescue Ruff's toy from the penguins' ice rink.

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Hands-on challenges that focus on the engineering design process.

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It's Grandma's Birthday and Ruff has decided to give her an "Action-to-the-Maxion Skate-Pro Plushie" as a gift.

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Spanish Use math skills to help George count the bugs to find out the answer!

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Use math skills to help George count the bugs to find out the answer!

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The Wild Kratts are all hyped about fireflies because they are having a firefly-themed picnic.

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On this Science Trek, host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests answer students’ questions about insects.

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Abby teaches kids how to identify an insect. You’ll also learn how some insects are very helpful to humans!

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Help the Dragon to get across Spansylvania to make it to a birthday party.

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Teach your students about what it takes to build a successful bridge.

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Join Nick, Sally, and the Cat in the Hat as they learn about bridges and what makes them work.

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Explore Iowa history topics including politics, civil rights, industry, agriculture and conflicts.

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Explore photos and first-person accounts of farm life during the Great Depression and the early twentieth century.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Iowa PBS with some of these great resources

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Go on an educational exploration of Iowa’s natural environments and environmental challenges.

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Discover what the New Deal and Civilian Conservation Corps have to do with our Iowa state parks.

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Explore the life of Dr. Carver. Born into slavery, Carver become one of the best-known black Americans in the world.

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Buxton Iowa's impact on America has lasted for generations. Explore the racial harmony that existed in this Iowa town.

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From abolitionist to school integration, learn how Alexander Clark fought for civil rights for all Iowans.

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Learn how Alexander Clark’s Iowa Supreme Court case played a pivotal role in desegregating schools in our country.

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These Iowa stories will inspire you and your students to right wrongs big and small to change the world in which we live.

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Learn about the senses using household items.

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Notice what is around you and learn to be curious as you record your observations.

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Discover five engaging math activities, each less than $5 to recreate.

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Discover five engaging literacy activities, each less than $5 to recreate.

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Delve into the memories of those who put their lives on hold in the fight against the Axis powers.

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Learn about farm life in rural America during the Great Depression and early twentieth century.

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Grasp the impact of the War on Terror with first-hand military and civilians accounts of the war.

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Explore how Iowa became a testing ground and the first electoral event for presidential candidates.

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Explore the life of Iowan, Alexander Clark from school desegregation to U.S. Ambassador to Liberia.

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Explore Freedom Summer, the 1964 voter registration drive to register Black voters in Mississippi.

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Explore ELA strategies for instruction for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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Examine the economic and personal disasters that afflicted the agriculture sector in the 1980s.

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Explore the experiences of young orphan train riders.

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Learn about the historic battle that led to free speech rights for public school students.

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Examine one of the most turbulent periods in American history told by those who were there.

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Foster acceptance and knowledge of others in your classroom with this multi-station collection.

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Iowa-based science phenomena for your classroom.

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Learn more about Iowan Carrie Chapman Catt’s compelling life story and the suffrage movement.

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Explore the Hispanic tradition of Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) with us.

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Question, observe and investigate the world with Abby Brown.

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Foster scientific exploration through interactive experiences.

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Learn about transformational moments in American history.

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Explore connections among science, technology and agriculture.

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Explore the people, places and events in Iowa history.

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Visit stages and venues that showcase diverse performing arts.

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Learn about basic science and math strategies and skills.

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Solve odd cases and create useful gadgets.

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Learn about scientist, teacher, humanitarian, environmentalist and artist George Washington Carver.

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An educator's guide to social, emotional and character development curriculum.

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Explore themes covering everything from ELA to STEAM.

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Five-day thematic, multimedia activity math activity plans designed for afterschool programs.

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Help young children learn to manage emotions with Daniel Tiger’s Life Lessons from our Ready for School toolkit.

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