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Making Cents: Financial Literacy Videos for Young Learners

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With this video series, teach teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Visit KSPS Education for more additional learning resources.

Episode 207 - Blossom and Snappy Learn about Utilities | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy help Robbie prepare for a dinner party. They make a decorative centerpiece out of postage stamps. In order to help Robbie, they decide to pay her bills for her. In doing this, Blossom and Snappy visit and learn about the telephone company, the gas company, and the electric company.

Hot Jobs: Cyber Security Analysts Fight Crime/Science Matters

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Learn about the exciting opportunities for and vital roles played by Cyber Security Analysts in the growing field of Cyber Security. Watch this Science Matters video to learn what it means to be a Cyber Security Analyst and see if this job could be the right fit for you.

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Hot Jobs: Investigate Illness as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist | Science Matters

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How do you track a disease? How do you determine if a blood sample contains a virus or a bacteria that could make millions of people sick? What type of information would you need to know to stop a disease from spreading?  Watch this Science Matters video to learn more about Clinical Laboratory Science and see if being an “illness investigator” is the right career path for you.

Saint Gertrude High School All-Girls Robotics Team Builds Robot to Travel the World | Science Matters

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Saint Gertrude High School’s all-girl robotics team has built a robot that walks, talks, hands out business cards and collapses easily into a suitcase. Watch this Science Matters video to learn more about how these young women accepted a challenge to build a “Girlbot” and all they have learned along the way.

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Hot Jobs: Advanced Manufacturing's High Tech Career Paths | Science Matters

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What do you think of when you think of a factory? Some loud, dirty place where thousands of workers assemble the same parts over and over for 8 hours a day? Well guess what? We're not talking about your Grandfather’s factory anymore! Thanks to Advanced Manufacturing — the making of products using cutting edge technology — factories all over the United States are undergoing some exciting changes.

What Is Personal Information?

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Personal information identifies who we are, where we live, and how family, friends and others can find us to talk to us or come over and visit us. Personal information can help us communicate with others, but we have to be careful with that information when on the computer.

Blossom and Snappy Redecorate, Pt. 1 | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy start to make a container garden in a cardboard box. The dirt seeps through onto Robbie's carpet so they go to the carpet factory to figure out the most cost-effective way to fix it. They also go to a home improvement store to buy the necessary supplies to make a real container garden.

Episode 205 - Blossom and Snappy Go to the Bank, Part I | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy learn about money and banking. The puppets want to buy something for Robbie for her birthday, so they decide to do some chores to earn money. Once they've earned some money, they go to the bank to open up bank accounts. 

Episode 206 - Blossom and Snappy Go to the Bank, Part II | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy continue to try to earn money for a present for Robbie's birthday by having a bake sale. They go back to the bank and learn about checking accounts and loans.

Episode 208 - Blossom and Snappy Go Shopping | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy plan a party for Robbie's birthday, which includes budgeting for party favors and a present, and counting items.

Blossom and Snappy Seek Fame and Fortune | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy start a band named The Rulers and want to play at Robbie's school party. In order to find out how being in a band works, they visit a performance site to find out about rental fees, a promoter's office, and Ticketmaster.

Construction Site Field Trip

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On this KidVision VPK virtual field trip, visit the Marlin's stadium and parking garages under construction. Learn about planning, safety and measuring, and practice using tools. It is quite a site!

Workforce Development Specialist

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Learn about a rewarding career where the #1 job is to is to help others find their perfect job too.

Cowboy College | America's Heartland

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Cowboys may make you think of old western days, but the cowboy and ranch life are still very important today. Discover how cityslickers get a firsthand learning experience at a unique school in Arizona. 

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