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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.

SciGirls | Asombrosos Arboles 01: Planear (Plan)

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The SciGirls decide to do an investigation comparing big trees in the city and the forest. They decide to collect data about the size of the tree, the animals they find on the tree, and the plants they can find under the tree. The girls collect their first set of data about a tree in the city.

SciGirls | Asombrosos Arboles 04: Compartiendo (Share)

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After learning about the similarities and differences between trees in the city and in the forest the girls share with their family and friends. The girls want everyone to understand how beneficial trees are to the health of the island they live on.

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