Fourth graders explore extreme microbes!

This week is Explorers Week, when National Geographic brings together some of the most interesting scientists and explorers making a difference in the world today.

In honor of the occasion, the Education team challenged a group of local teachers to design an end-of-year project focusing on one of National Geographic’s 2016 Emerging Explorers. We’ll be sharing their class’ stories all week on the Education Blog.

Educator: Susan Michal

Emerging Explorer Studied: Jeffrey Marlow

Grade Level: 4

SchoolForest Knolls Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland

Susan on her class’ project:

We are inspired by Jeffrey Marlow and his study of how microbial life inhabits earth and how life forms survive in extreme habitats. After researching and discussing his work, we consider Mr. Marlow our friend and a mentor to people of all ages who wonder and explore the mysteries of life on Earth and beyond. We hope you enjoy our electronic children’s book about Emerging Explorer, Jeffrey Marlow.

Read Susan’s class’ electronic children’s book here.

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Want more Explorers Week brain food? Join us here or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for our Explorers Week 2016, June 13-17. It’s an exciting opportunity to connect with National Geographic scientists, conservationists, and storytellers. Learn about their latest discoveries and adventures, participate virtually in inspiring presentations, and join the important conversation about how we can all make a difference in our world.

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