Storms Sweep through the Southern Plains

ENVIRONMENT Storms battered the Southern Plains, as far east as Florida and as far south as Mexico, resulting in deadly floods, a rush of tornadoes, and gale-force winds. (CNN) Use our activity to create your own weather map, and take a look at our own with today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Storms Sweep through the Southern Plains

Creature Feature: The American Bison

Featured photo by George F. Mobley, National Geographic What’s the largest land mammal in the United States? Today’s featured creature, of course! Today we’re highlighting the American Bison because believe it or not, it’s National Bison Day. Fast Facts Scientific Name: Bison bison Family Name: Bovidae Classification: Mammal Habitat: Grassland Diet: Herbivore (Fav foods include: plains grasses, herbs, shrubs, and twigs) Size: 7 to 11.5 feet Weight: 930 to 2,200 … Continue reading Creature Feature: The American Bison