This category contains projects and activities that are included in Earth Science.

Title: Biodiversity : Insect review

Authors: Karl von Martius 1817 and Carol Miranda Chor 2017

Grade levels: K-2

Subject Areas: Biodiversity,Entomology,Science,Research,Composition,Art,Earth Day,Insects

Standards: Supplemental Resource material

Short Description:

This is an activity  on biodiversity that needs no words. It is review of the insects in the tropical rainforest of the 1800s. K2 teachers guide students through the list of insects, describe the parts of the insect body and ask students to design their own insect. Older students may research and answer the question "Why is biodiversity so important?"

Title: Plant Stalkers K2

Authors: Karl von Martius, 1817 and Carol Miranda Chor, 2017

Grade levels (Ages): K-2

Standards : Supplemental resource material

Subjects: Plants, Earth Day

Short Description:

Get to know the parts of a plant with a short video song. Then review fruits, vegetable and ornamental plants. Pick out the ones you recognize and teach students their common names. 

Project title: Remember the Rainforest: Treasure Hunt

Authors: Karl von Martius 1817 and Carol Miranda Chor 2017

Subject areas: Ecology,Earth History,Earth Science,Earth Day,Art,Computer

Grade levels: K2

Standards: Supplemental Resource material

Short description: 

When the explorers visited the rainforest in 1817, there were no cameras to take pictures of the beautiful scenery. Cameras hadn’t even been invented yet ! In those days it was important to practice drawing and painting, so travelers could remember and pass along what they had seen. Searching the Expedition Etchings will raise your Eco awareness. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what these thousands of images will teach you !

Treasure Hunt is a challenge for students to navigate the Expedition Etchings to search for the jaguar, the giant trees, the giant rivers, the lavender sky, etc. Open the Expedition Etchings section to begin your search.

The National Space Society has a Book Review section for you.  This list of children's books is reviewed by NSS members and provided by NSS.