This week, we learned …
… where the U.S. government shutdown is having the biggest impact. Resource of the week!
Have your students map where the shutdown is impacting your state with our MapMaker Kits.
… all the animals that went extinct in 2018, and which are on the brink in 2019.
Where are animals most likely to go extinct? Use our resource to guide a discussion.
… Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why.
Use our lesson to help students build a magnetometer to monitor and measure changes in Earth’s magnetic field.
… how the world has changed in the first six years of the Out of Eden Walk.
Have students catch up on the Out of Eden Walk here.
… teaching students to read charts could help save democracy.
Use our downloadable research chart to help students organize their own information.
… how beauty is making scientists rethink evolution.
The new research examines Papua New Guinea’s beautiful birds of paradise. Use our Birds of Paradise project to examine the processes of natural selection and sexual selection.
… a history of the plastic bag, from birth to ban.
Planet or Plastic: Have you and your class taken the pledge?
… new tracking technology has revealed hidden animal migration routes.
Have students click through our interactive GeoStory to understand how scientists track animal migrations around the world.
… six ways the border wall could disrupt the environment.
Read through our student-friendly article to better understand the “desert islands” on the U.S.-Mexico border.
… rabbits that don’t eat their own poop are small and weak.
Rabbits aren’t the only coprophages. Use our reference resource to learn about how the food chain works.
… North Dakota and South Dakota may merge into Megakota.
Create your own Megakota by printing and modifying our 1-page maps of the current Dakotas here and here.
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