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K-12 Connections Event
To Be a Seed
Subject Area:

Experience the awakening of life as students learn about seeds. The parts of a seed will be explored by dissecting a seed during the session. Students will learn what is needed to get a seed to grow and the basic parts of a plant. A seed story will be read and many types of Iowa seeds will be explored.

  • One peanut in the shell to be 'dissected' during the session. If student(s) are allergic to peanuts, sunflower seeds may be substituted.

Important Dates:
April 22 is Earth Day!

Following the ICN session, registrants receive the complimentary books Grow Flower Grow! and From Seed to Plant or alternate titles.

Other Polk County Conservation Board ICN events include:
Monarch Tagging
Animal Winter Preparation
Unhuggable Animals
Mammal Tracks
Cosmic Connections
Amazing Reptiles
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.

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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.)

  • SID THE SCIENCE KID (Grade Level PreK-2)
  • BACKYARD SAFARI: (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • DRAGONFLY TV (Grade Level: 2-5)

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.

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Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
April 02, 2014
 Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Audience: Grades K-3
Friday, March 28, 2014
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