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K-12 Connections Event
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They're creepy and they're crawly, but they're awesome! Students learn what it takes to be part of the largest group of animals in the world. Students are invited to get up close and personal with a giant cockroach and other 'creepy crawly critters' by exploring the fascinating world of insects. This interactive program also allows time for students to ask questions, so come prepared.

Following the ICN session, registrants receive the complimentary books, Waiting for Wings and Butterflies or alternate titles.

Other Polk County Conservation Board ICN events include:

Monarch Tagging
Life on the Prairie
Animal Winter Preparation
Unhuggable Animals
Mammals of Iowa
Mammal Tracks
Cosmic Connections
Amazing Reptiles
To Be a Seed
Sing a Song of Science

We must have at least 2 registered and confirmed classes in order to offer this ICN session. If we have to cancel the class you will receive email notification prior the day of the session.

Suggested Prerequisites:

Session Related Web sites:

    PBS LearningMedia, a dynamic platform offering the best of public media content and produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. With free access to over 14,000 high-quality resources tied to national standards, teachers can download, save and share exactly what they need for an inspired classroom experience. Sign up is free and easy! Learn more about PBS LearningMedia.

    PBS Teachers - PBS Teachers offers free lesson plans, professional development and more for preK-12 educators.

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Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY (Grade Level: 4-12)
  • DRAGONFLY TV(Grade Level: 2-5)
  • REAL SCIENCE(Grade Level: 5-10)
  • LAND BETWEEN TWO RIVERS (Grade Level: 4-9)

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

Sign up for the K-12 Connections eNewsletter to receive timely information regarding ICN sessions like this one.

Contact Person:
Abby Brown
Educational Telecommunications
(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
September 11, 2013
 Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, September 6, 2013
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