Nature Lab

What is conservation? [Grade 2]

This article is part of a four-part series on biodiversity consisting of the following articles: Biodiversity Deforestation Palm Oil Conservation (this article) Each has been taken from the Mongabay main site and adapted to meet 3rd grade science standards and 2nd grade reading standards. Ideally,…

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What is palm oil? [Grade 2]

This article is part of a four-part series on biodiversity consisting of the following articles: Biodiversity Deforestation Palm Oil (this article) Conservation Each has been taken from the Mongabay main site and adapted to meet 3rd grade science standards and 2nd grade reading standards. Ideally,…

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Take local action

Note: this activity is associated with the lesson on exploring ecosystems. Overview Rainforest deforestation is a global phenomenon. Some of the reasons why deforestation occurs are: farming, agriculture cash crops, logging, mining, production of paper goods, urban development, etc. Everyone can make a difference in…

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‘I am’ poems

Note: this activity is associated with the lesson on exploring ecosystems. Purpose: To understand ‘I am’ Poems and how to construct them. Materials: Recycled paper, pencil, colored pencils, crayons, marker, watercolor paper, watercolors, and water cups. Procedure: (Discuss ‘I am’ Poems) • Discuss the structure of ‘I am’…

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