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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.

The Unique Pollination System of the Swamp Milkweed | Iowa Land and Sky

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Dr. Thomas Rosburg, professor of ecology and biology at Drake University, describes the unique pollination and seed dispersal method of the Swamp Milkweed.

MREDI | Farm Simulation

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In this lesson, students will role-play as a Montana farmer and make decisions about crops based on a number of variables. Students will decide which of four major Montana crops (chickpeas, lentils, potatoes, or wheat) to plant at a chosen location. After determining their crops and farming practices, students will assess how their chosen crops fared in the face of these positive and negative events. 

Apples | Valley's Gold

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Learn all about apples and why they are one of the most popular fruits.

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.

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