Teachers and Parents

Welcome Teachers and Parents!

Welcome to FIND Iowa! We are so excited that you could join us on these adventures in our great state. Iowa PBS will take you and your student on expeditions to discover Iowa in brand new ways. You'll ask questions about our state's past, observe how our state has changed and learn something new and unique about Iowa.

Teachers, parents and learners in grades 2-5 will explore Iowa Core standards-aligned science and social studies virtual field trips having Fun Investigating New Discoveries in Iowa.

Every good explorer needs tools to make great discoveries. Each field trip will explore several locations across the state, using the following tools to help your learner discover Iowa: 

  • Overview video to activate prior knowledge and set the stage
  • On-site videos related to each topic
  • Interactive maps of Iowa locations
  • 360° videos and panoramic images

Every good explorer also needs a guide to help them learn what they do not know. To help you be that guide, each field trip will include:

  • Iowa Core social studies and science standards alignments
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested activities
  • Additional resources 

Virtual Field Trips

Iowa’s Geology

When you picture the landscape of Iowa, you might think of lots of flat farmland and a few hills. Actually, Iowa's land has many different areas and features. Did you know there are fossils in Iowa? How about caves? Learn about Iowa's interesting geology and ancient past by virtually exploring various land features and fossilized creatures.

FIND Iowa: Teacher Resources - Iowa's Geology

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