New Study Shows Educational Benefits of Watching Sesame Street Similar to Those of Attending Preschool

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The most comprehensive study ever conducted on the educational benefits of Sesame Street demonstrates a long-lasting impact on the scholastic achievement of millions of Americans.

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Amazing Underwater Explosion Using Dry Ice and Liquid Nitrogen

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Backyard Scientist displays an underwater explosions using Dry Ice, and Liquid Nitrogen. This experiment is captured in high definition slow motion.

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Kids Poster Challenge Helps Spread the Word About Aquatic Invasive Species

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South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is asking kids to help repel an invasion — of aquatic invasive species, like zebra and quagga mussels, and Asian carp.

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New Odd Squad Episodes

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New Odd Squad episodes all week beginning May 25.

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SDPB's Science Steve Presents at the It's All About Science Festival in Sioux Falls

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SDPB's Science Steve joins more than 50 science-related exhibitors at the fourth annual It’s All About Science Festival. 

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New South Dakota TRACK Trails open Memorial Day Weekend

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Seven northeast South Dakota state parks join the national network of family-friendly outdoor adventures in time for the holiday.

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How To Help Kids Understand Scale

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When kids are young, they can have a hard time understanding the difference between city, state, and country. It’s understandable; scale can be a hard concept to grasp. That’s where step books come in. They can be super useful in giving kids a visual way to organize it all. Plus, they’re easy to make. 

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DIY Spring Tree Terrarium

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A mini DIY Spring terrarium made from a glass jar, a twig and some colorful tissue paper is a great craft for a gift or just to celebrate the new spring season. This craft project is also a great way to start a conversation with your child about the changing seasons.

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DIY Cardboard Maracas

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Make some music with these colorful maracas crafted from recycled toilet paper rolls! This project is a great sensory activity for young children.

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What Does The SAT Really Test?

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THE SAT. How’s that SAT prep going? Need some SAT tips? Well, here’s one: The SAT may not actually be measuring your…anything. That’s right, your SAT scores, despite what colleges and high schools across America may like for you to believe, may not reflect anything new. Find out more...

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Hubble (The Song): 25th Anniversary Of The Hubble Space Telescope

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The Hubble Space Telescope has been staring out into deep space since 1990. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, NPR's Skunk Bear wrote a parody of Iggy Azalea’s song “Trouble" about the Hubble Space Telescope.

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How Do Apples Grow?

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One of the world’s most ubiquitous fruits might seem like a simple thing to grow. But inside the common apple is a secret — and it’s been challenging apple growers since Ancient Greece.

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Pattern Jewelry for Mother’s Day

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Looking for an easy way to infuse math into your crafting sessions? Here’s a craft that doubles as a fun math learning opportunity!

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Finding The Speed Of Light With Peeps

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There's a new use for those stale Easter marshmallows you have lying around - calculating a constant that governs the universe.

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Huron’s Lori Keleher Selected as a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

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After a nationwide search, Lori Keleher of Huron has been selected as one of 100 educators nationwide to join the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program.

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