NPR Skunk Bear: Why Do We Get Goosebumps?

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Find out how and why our skin acts so weird when we're cold, scared, or moved. It's positively hair-raising!

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How To Make Glow-In-The-Dark Slime!

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What makes things glow-in-the-dark? Find out while making your own SLIME at home!

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Decorate-by-Letter Christmas Tree Craft & Learning Activity

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A cute and easy Christmas craft for kids.

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Lakota Language Immersion Programs in the Spotlight on Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi

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Programs like the Lakȟól'yapi Wahóȟpi (Lakota Language Nest) on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation hope immersion can help turn the tide of language loss.

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Nature Cat Debuts on SDPB in November

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Fred the house cat comes to SDPB to help your kid become a backyard explorer extraordinaire.

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Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas Premieres in Time for the Holidays

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This holiday season, the Wild Kratts' holiday party turns into a mission to rescue baby animals.

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Easy Pumpkin Spice French Toast

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A fun Autumn twist on a favorite breakfast dish.

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Mummy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Easy to make chocolate covered strawberries dressed up as mummies.

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Skunk Bear: Human vs Horse Marathon

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Every year a long-distance race in Wales pits humans against horses. In this episode of Field Trip, follow that contest and explore the physiology and evolution behind humanity's often-overlooked skill: endurance running.

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Science Steve Attending Birthday Celebration for Children's Museum of South Dakota

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SDPB's Science Guy Steven Rokusek will use humor and fascinating demonstrations to bring dry theorems and scientific laws to life. The demonstrations are entertaining for kids and adults. Approximately 15 demonstrations will be shown during the event, including physics, chemistry and anatomy demonstrations.

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Dumb-Sounding Birds of North America

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Blogging birder Nick Lund shared some of his favorite ridiculous bird songs with Skunk Bear. What are some of your favorite bird calls?

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Skunk Bear: '12 Ancient Giants (And 1 Modern Marvel)'

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Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too.

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Sesame Street to Remain on SDPB

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A lot of Sesame Street news has been flooding the news feeds about a new deal between Sesame Street and HBO. For those who support SDPB's educational mission and value the role Sesame Street plays in furthering that mission, let us clear the media clutter and get beyond the headlines.

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DIY: Plastic Cup Phones

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Turn two simple plastic cups and a string into a phone with this cool craft! Great for starting a conversation about how sound travels, this craft project also acts as a toy phone! One person stands at the end of one cup and puts the cup to their ear. The other person holds the cup to their mouth and speaks.

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Rainstick - Crafts for Kids

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Turn a paper towel roll into a rain stick with duct tape, aluminum foil and mixed grains! The aluminum foil inserted inside the paper towel roll causes the grains to trickle down slowly, creating the sound effect of falling rain. This fun, simple craft is a great way to start a conversation with your kids about rain and weather.

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