Hands down, the best week in elementary school was that which led up to Valentine’s Day. Mini mail cubbies would overflow with pink, red, and white paper shapes covered in squiggly notes and stickers. Crowd-sourced love notes from classmates turned into a high-stakes mystery; you couldn’t help the urge to read between the lines wondering which messages really meant it. Here at National Geographic, our kid-savvy team created some adorable … Continue reading Win Hearts, Save Animals
What do your kids usually notice when visiting the zoo? Are they awed by the orangutans? Do they shriek when the lions roar and giggle while the sea lions play? The zoo is certainly a lot of fun, and that makes it a great tool for teaching kids (and parents!) about conservation! Experiencing animals safely up close is a wonderful way to learn about them, … Continue reading Kids Summer Mission Animal Rescue Challenge!
SCIENCE Scientists think they’ve cracked the mystery of why some millipedes developed their glow. (Nat Geo Kids) Let our encyclopedic entry illuminate the process of bioluminescence! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit—and don’t forget to take this week’s Nat Geo News Quiz! Discussion Ideas The cool Nat Geo Kids article says millipedes (and every other bioluminescent organism) owe … Continue reading Glow-Worms Get a Leg Up
SCIENCE Scientists never know what they’ll find when they’re out exploring. This time, they came face-to-face with a never-before-seen primate. (Nat Geo Kids) Use our resources to learn about “6 Marvelous Monkeys”! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to Nat Geo Kids, Milton’s titi is a “never-before-seen” primate. What’s a primate? A primate is … Continue reading Scientists Discover New Species of Monkey
Research is out to prove what is already a good idea– getting outside can improve our health and well-being. In recent news, more studies suggest that for children in particular, time spent in the natural light of the outdoors can help many avoid the need for eyeglasses (Washington Post). Here at National Geographic, we believe that getting outside is critical to developing curiosity and appreciation of the natural … Continue reading Gifts to Get Kids Excited About the Outdoors