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Welcome to the Iowa Science Phenomena website! The goal of this website and service is to create, curate, collect and share a growing collection of user-generated, media-based, standards aligned, science phenomena resources for use in Iowa classrooms, as well as support Iowa teachers as they continue to implement phenomena-based and place-based teaching practices.

There are several ways you can be involved in this project:

Questions? Please contact us at phenomena@iowapbs.org.

Cracks in the Blacktop

There are several cracks on roads, parking lots, and on the playground...

Rivers and Streams

There are rivers and streams all around us. Evidence of how they shape...

Building Animal Nests

Animals such as birds and squirrels build nests in trees and bushes...

Rapid Chilling of an Emptying Carbon Dioxide Canister

Releasing carbon dioxide from a canister will cause the canister to...

Snow Tracks

Multiple animal tracks are visible in the fresh, morning snow. There...

Helium Balloons

One set of balloons in two different settings. In one setting, the...

Predicting Swing Motion

The images show two different positions of a child on a swing. The...

Bobcat Out Hunting

The bobcat appears to be out hunting near a creek. Being part of a...

Weather-Related Hazards - Trees Down

The trees were knocked down due to a tornado that went through the...

White Trees During Winter

The trees appeared white from snow, fog, temperatures or precipitation...

Condensation on Windows

The window has condensation on it based on the differing temperatures...

Changing Length of Daylight

As the seasons change, the sun sets earlier at night and rises later...

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