JOHNSTON, IOWA (May 29, 220) — Iowa PBS will bring science into viewers' living rooms through demonstrations at the Science Center of Iowa with a new, education-based series, "Go Beyond." Airing on Iowa PBS .1 Fridays, June 12, 19, and 26 at 11:30AM and 4:30PM, the series will feature fun explorations and experiments, and encourage children to examine the world within their own reach.
"Creating engaging learning opportunities that serve Iowa's educators and families is in our DNA here at Iowa PBS," said Iowa PBS Director of Education Ken Harrison. "Working with the Science Center of Iowa to record their STEM demonstrations and make them available statewide for parents to use at home during the pandemic now, or for teachers to use in classrooms later, is a natural fit with our mission to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans."
Each episode of the series invites children into a different area of the science center to take part in dynamic explorations and demonstrations.
• “Exploring Cold-Blooded Critters,” premieres Friday, June 12, 11:30AM. Young viewers get an up-close look at Iowa's reptiles and amphibians.
• “Chemistry,” premieres Friday, June 12, 11:40AM. Chemistry is something kids may not realize is all around them every day. Hands-on experiments illustrate concepts like energy and matter.
• “Makers,” premieres Friday, June 19, 11:30AM. Problem-solving strategies, everyday tools, and observation skills are used to create fun projects.
• “Iowa Skies Tonight,” premieres Friday, June 26, 11:30AM. The Iowa night sky comes alive as viewers learn to identify planets, constellations, and interesting information about them.
After watching each episode, viewers can visit iowapbs.org/youngexplorers to find links to related resources and activities to continue the fun.
Viewers across the state and beyond will also be able to stream all four episodes on demand on iowapbs.org/youngexplorers, YouTube and the PBS Video app.
Program support for Go Beyond is provided by The Gilchrist Foundation.
Iowa PBS is formerly known as Iowa Public Television. New name. Same essential mission.
As Iowa's only statewide television network, Iowa PBS's mission to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans guides its quality, noncommercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: Iowa PBS .1, Iowa PBS KIDS .2, Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and Iowa PBS Create .4 on Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; and Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at iowapbs.org.