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STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa
STEM-Lit to Go! is an innovative program that supports the development of STEM and literacy skills for K-3 youth.

This program utilizes a unique instructional framework that integrates inquiry-based STEM activities and carefully selected children's literature. Through a variety of engaging topics including coding, space, and ice cream. Children explore key STEM concepts such as the engineering design process and how to plan and conduct investigations.

Each lesson provides youth with a hands-on STEM experience and multiple opportunities to read, write, speak and listen about that experience. This exciting research-based program is designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.

STEM-Lit to Go! has been successfully implemented in both out-of-school time settings and in K-3 classrooms. This complete curriculum can be purchased in full or as individual lessons. Please review our Introduction and enjoy a complimentary lesson, A Chair for Bear, below.
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Complete Curriculum - All Lessons
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Introduction
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Lesson: A Chair for Bear
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Lesson: Blast Off 
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Lesson: Code Across Iowa
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Lesson: Hour at the Fair 
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Lesson: Marvelous Marshmallows
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Lesson: Munching Mysteries
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Lesson: Scream for Ice Cream
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Lesson: Sound All Around
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Lesson: Super Shapes
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Lesson: Take a Chance
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Lesson: Tricky Towers
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Lesson: Wonders of Nature
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Understanding the Opioid Crisis in Rural and Urban Iowa
Opioid use is a growing issue in both rural and urban settings in the United States. The U.S. makes up only four percent of the world population, but 27 percent of drug overdose deaths. Understanding the geographic distribution and characteristics of opioid deaths in Iowa is essential to effectively addressing this crisis.

This publication compares the existing conditions of the opioid epidemic in Iowa to surrounding states, conditions related to the opioid crisis across Iowa counties and provides strategies and resources to address opioid abuse in Iowa communities.
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Biting - Understanding Children
Biting is quite common among young children. Learn possible reasons for your child’s biting and what you can do to help change this behavior.
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Understanding Pesticide Labels
This publication is designed to inform the general public of how to understand labels of pesticide products used to control pests in the landscape or inside buildings.
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18-24 Months -- Ages and Stages
Welcome to the world of toddlerhood! This stage brings a greater sense of independence as children learn to walk, run, and climb with greater skill and they love to imitate everything you do.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of children ages 18-24 months. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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9-11 Years -- Ages and Stages
Friendships and accomplishments are important to older children. Secret codes, made-up languages, and passwords are used to strengthen the bonds of friendship. Be prepared to use all your “patience” skills as children this age may tend to think that they do not need adult care or supervision.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 9- to 12-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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Understanding Risk in Basis Contracts
Basis contracts, or marketing instruments that establish the basis used to determine the price paid for grain or soybeans at a later time, involve downside risk as well as upside price potential. Learn the differences between, the uses of, and cautions for basis contracts.
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Understanding Homelessness - Essentials Child Care
Explore how to support children and families who are experiencing homelessness. Learn about the challenges homeless families face and how regulations can impact child care enrollment requirements.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Child Development - Essentials Child Care
Every child is different, but children of the same age have many things in common. Knowing some of the ways children grow, develop, and learn will allow you to respond to children, plan your day, and arrange the environment for play and learning.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
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Environment Rating Scale (ERS) - Understanding Your Score
Following an Environment Rating Scale (ERS) Assessment for Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, Family Child Care, and School-Age Care programs, use this brochure to learn more about your score and understanding your program's ERS report.
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Understanding Water Needs of Diverse, Multi-year Crop Rotations
Crop rotation diversification is a tool farmers have to reduce economic risk, disrupt pest cycles, increase soil resilience, and improve water quality. Investigators with the Sustainable Corn Project are conducting studies to determine if diverse, multi-year rotations also can help crops thrive as precipitation patterns change in the Corn Belt.

Author Jeff Strock is a professor and soil scientist at the University of Minnesota. Co-author Brent Dalzell is a research associate and biogeochemist at the University of Minnesota.

This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data from 35 field sites and thousands of farmers in 9 Midwestern states, with the goal of creating a suite of practices for corn-based systems.
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Farmer Perspectives on Agriculture and Weather Variability in the Corn Belt: A Statistical Atlas, Volume 1
A resource for extension educators, agricultural advisors and others, for understanding regional perspectives of corn-soybean farmers about climate change. Delineated by watershed, this collection of tables and maps provides the results of a USDA-NIFA-supported survey, conducted in 2012, of 4,778 farmers in 11 Corn-belt states.

Learn about farmer beliefs and concerns about climate change, attitudes toward adaptation and mitigation, perceived capacity to deal with the impacts and recent experiences with extreme weather events.
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Understanding Soybean Plant Population Recommendations for Iowa
Concerns over rapidly escalating seed prices have caused farmers, agronomists, and seed suppliers to revisit soybean planting rates. This publication discusses optimum soybean planting rates in Iowa and surrounding states. This is a must read for those who want to reduce their seed input costs
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Understanding the Dynamics of Soil Diversity and Variability in the Field
Handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0116 2012 VIDEO

This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data from 35 field sites and thousands of farmers in 9 Midwestern states, with the goal of creating a suite of practices for corn-based systems.
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Electric Savings: Understanding Demand and 3-phase Motor Use - Farm Energy
Sometimes simple changes can reduce energy use on the farm. Explore details on demand charges and 3-phase motors.
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Understanding Thatch in the Home Lawn
Moderate thatch formation is a normal development in lawns; however, problems can occur when the thatch layer is excessive. Learn about thatch's beneficial and detrimental aspects, causes of thatch, and related insects and diseases.
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Understanding Emotional Changes - Living With Your Teenager
Learn what causes increased emotionality in your teenager and how to deal with it.
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Understanding Changes in Thinking - Living With Your Teenager
Learn about the way your teenager thinks about him/herself and about values you are teaching to your child.
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Understanding Physical Changes - Living With Your Teenager
Learn about the changes in your teen’s body and how to prepare him/her for these changes. This may help you support your child through this difficult time.
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Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Flood-stressed trees show a variety of symptoms and also become candidates for insect and disease damage. Research has found some trees are more tolerant than others.
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Understanding Decline in Trees -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Tips on how to identify, prevent, or reduce the stress-causing factors that lead to tree decline.
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Children and Sleep -- Understanding Children
Regular rest and sleep are necessary for children. Read about children's sleep needs, routines, and common sleep problems that may arise.
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Sibling Rivalry -- Understanding Children
Constant fighting, put downs, and arguing among children cause frustration and concern in most parents. Some bickering is normal among brothers and sisters. Included are ideas to help reduce your frustration over quarrelsome siblings and lessen the fighting too.
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Moving to a New Home -- Understanding Children
Moving to a new home creates challenges for children through new situations and strong emotions. Learn how different age groups might react to moving and what you can do to help.
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Language Development -- Understanding Children
When you take time to listen, talk, read, sing, and play games with your child, you help teach important language skills that last a lifetime. Learn typical language skills and how to nurture those skills in age categories from newborns up to age six.
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Fears -- Understanding Children
This publication discusses common childhood fears and how parents can help. Includes a section on nightmares and night terrors.
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Learning to Read and Write -- Understanding Children
Learning to read and write is an exciting adventure for a young child. Discover ideas to encourage your child to read and write and the five stages of reading development.
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Self-Esteem -- Understanding Children
Self-esteem involves developing a sense of self-worth by feeling lovable and capable. Children tackle this task differently at different developmental ages. Learn about those differences and what parents can do.
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Temper Tantrums -- Understanding Children
Temper tantrums are a normal part of growing up for all children. There are no magic cures, but there are some successful techniques that can help you manage and prevent them.
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Toilet Training -- Understanding Children
Toilet training is a big step in a young child’s life. Learn how to tell if your child is ready and ten steps to successful toilet learning.
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Understanding and Managing Soil Compaction -- Resource Conservation Practices
Excessively compacted soil can result in many problems including a reduced yield and an increase in horsepower and fuel necessary for tillage. Learn more about this problem as well as ways to reduce soil compaction.
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Toys -- Understanding Children
Toys bring a great deal of joy to children, but they also can be valuable learning tools. Includes a chart of toys to choose and avoid by age group.
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Disciplining Your Preschooler -- Understanding Children
Preschoolers are delightful to have around, but at times can be quite a challenge. Learn how to understand your preschooler and about effective discipline ideas.
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Disciplining Your Toddler -- Understanding Children
Setting limits and maintaining control are difficult tasks with toddlers because they are so independent, yet have so few skills to communicate and solve problems. Learn how to understand toddlers and about helpful discipline tools.
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Understanding Risk in Hedge-to-Arrive Contracts - About Grain Contracting
Learn about the four main types of futures-based hedge-to-arrive contracts, ranging from a relatively simple two-decision version to much more complex types that require several decisions after the contract is initiated.
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