Plants

KidVision | Indoor Plant Store

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Miss Penny and the KidVision Kids visit Pebble & Vine to learn about indoor plants for the classroom. We find out that plants serve two purposes in the classroom — they are beautiful and they are healthy for our environment.

Citizen Science for Your Classroom: Track a Lilac

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Engage students with hands-on science by contributing to the Track a Lilac citizen science research project. Scientists are working with volunteers across North America to study phenology—seasonal changes in plant and animal life cycles. Watch this video produced for American Spring LIVE to learn how these changes are critical to addressing challenges that arise as the climate changes.

Flowers and Grasses of Iowa | Iowa Land and Sky

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A colorful look at a variety of flowers and grasses found throughout Iowa.

Forestry | Valley's Gold

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Learn about California's forests and all the different products they provide for us on a daily basis.

Up the Food Chain | Wild Kratts

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Learn about food chains in the wild with the Wild Kratts. The gang discusses the food chain, starting at the bottom with producers and going up to consumers.

What's Happening to All the Bees? | Things Explained

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In this episode of Things Explained, we look at the importance of pollinators like bees and the important role they play in our daily lives. We also explain the decline in bee population and why this is so alarming.

Spot on Science | Invasive Plants

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Dr. Emily Rauschert, Assistant Professor of Plant Ecology at Cleveland State University, explains the qualities of invasive plants and how they are harmful to other plants, ecosystems, humans, and the economy. She shares samples of bush honeysuckle, phragmites (common reed), English ivy, and giant hogweed.

SciGirls | Dra. Amelia Merced: Bióloga / Biologist

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Dr. Amelia is a microscopist in Puerto Rico researching plant development and diversity.

NOTE: Video is in Spanish, with subtitles in both Spanish and English.

SciGirls | Asombrosos Arboles 02: Recolección de Datos (Data Collection)

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The SciGirls are collecting data about trees in the city and the forest. They go to the rain forest to measure a tree and look at the plants and animals that live on and around it. The SciGirls will compare this data with what they collected about the tree in the city.

SciGirls | Asombrosos Arboles 03: Análisis de Datos (Data Analysis)

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The SciGirls look at the data they collected from the tree in the city and in the forest. They compare the data they found to see if there are any differences. Additionally the girls look at some photos to understand how old the trees are and find out some surprising information.

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