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What is conservation? [Grade 3]

What is conservation? Conservation aims to protect nature for the benefit of all people. How can we save nature and use it at the same time?   Talk with the…

Solutions: What is conservation? [Grade 2]

What is conservation? Conservation aims to protect nature for the benefit of all people. How can we save nature and use it at the same time? Talk with the people.…

What is palm oil? [Grade 2]

What is palm oil? Have you ever heard of palm oil? Palm oil is used in food, shampoo, toothpaste, makeup and other things. Palm oil can even be used in…

PALM OIL: What, Where, Why? [Grade 3]

What is palm oil? As you walk through a grocery store with your family, do you ever wonder what all the delicious snacks are made of? Next time you ask…

Standards list – unit 1 [Grade 3]

The articles in Unit 1 can be used to address the following standards:   Next Generation Science Standards    3-LS4-3 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity Construct an argument with evidence…

Glossary: unit 1

Article 1 abundance (n.) a very large quantity of something algae (n.) a simple nonflowering plant that lacks roots, leaves and stems bacteria (n.) small one-cell organisms; some can cause disease,…

Activities and links for Unit 1

Forest layers mural Time Span: this is a multi-week project Materials: Strips of paper approximately 6 feet long that can be hung on the walls. Crayons, colored pencils, small paper…

What are elephants really scared of?

An elephant herd leisurely grazes through a savanna in central Kenya. A small elephant calf playfully chases his older sister through the brush while their mother, the matriarch (leader) of…

Garden of the vampires

England, 1614: The crop was in ruins. The food plants were desiccated, brown, and brittle. There would be no harvest this year. Despair descended upon the farmers for winter was…

The cheetahs of America?

A big cat zipped through the plains chasing an antelope. This cat was built for speed. It had a small head and long legs for making great strides. Exhausted from…
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