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Clubhouse Theme: What Are Celebrations? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids about celebrations! When friends, families and communities celebrate in the same way time after time it becomes a tradition! Celebrations can be for achievements, milestones, holidays and other special occasions.

 

What Is Weather? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids about weather. Kids learn to observe the air and and sky as well as a thermometer in order to evaluate the weather.

What is Bedrock? | Iowa Land and Sky

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Bedrock is the hard compacted material that underlies everywhere, and you can think of it as the uppermost crust of the earth. There are places in Iowa where the bedrock is right at the surface. There are other places in Iowa where glaciers have left behind soft sediments like soil, sand and gravel. Some places have over 600 feet of that glacial sediment.

Media Gallery | The Impact of the 1980s Farm Crisis

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During the farm crisis of the 1980s, thousands of American farmers were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight. This gallery of video clips focuses on the lasting effects of the 1980s Farm Crisis.

Farmers Battle Alone (13) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Farmers and farm families struggle, often alone, as the farm crisis continues. This segment is part of the documentary The Farm Crisis, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s, when thousands were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight.

Clubhouse Theme: What Is Sound? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids about sound. Whether used for entertainment or communication, all sounds are created the same way, with tiny vibrations.

Get Up & Go Play!: Simple Machines | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Playing outside makes kids happier, healthier and stronger! In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Abby Brown visits a playground with a group of kids. Together they discover that their park is full of simple machines!

The Geology of Iowa's Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve | Iowa Land and Sky

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With 510 acres, Big Sand Mound is home to undisturbed prairies, shallow ponds and woodlands, and it has the highest concentration of threatened and endangered species in the state. Of more than 400 different plants at the site, 80 percent are native. The preserve is jointly owned by MidAmerican Energy Company and Monsanto Company, with MidAmerican Energy owning 420 acres and Monsanto owning 90. The sand prairie of Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve in unlike any other sand prairie in Iowa, the result of sentiment residue from glacier melt.

Farmers' Debts Increase (7) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Farmers problems increase during the late 1970s and through the 1980s as interest rates continue to skyrocket, land prices plummet, and farmers find themselves over-leveraged. This segment is part of the documentary The Farm Crisis, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s, when thousands were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight.

Lessons Learned (20) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Many lessons are learned from the farm crisis of the 1980s, while those lessons not learned leave open the possibilities of those events repeating. This segment is part of the documentary The Farm Crisis, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s, when thousands were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight.

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