Nature

The other day my 4th grader was pondering the difference between an alligator and a crocodile. The PBS Nature Interactives webpage site had a great interactive diagram that answered her question. The critter guide then explained how some Egyptians worshiped the crocodile. From the video database we watched a short clip from the Supersize Crocs episode of Nature, which airs on PBS on Sunday nights. This same clip is available as a video podcast. We decided to subscribe to the PBS Nature podcasts so she could watch new clips from upcoming NATURE episodes on the iPod.

This is a great resource with beautiful images and videos, interactive activities, teacher’s guides and lesson plans. The site mentions a new resource coming soon, Windows Into Nature, that sounds promising for high school students:

Find teacher-created lesson plans and a rich video bank tying downloadable NATURE video clips into high school curricula in Living Environment/Biology and Earth Science.

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