Category Archives: Geography

Adventures of Amelia the pigeon

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon is a great interactive site by NASA Science. The site tells the adventures of a pigeon who, equipped with a pigeon camera, goes around places in New York city. In a fun and interactive way, we are introduced to aerial photography, satellites and how these things may help us. When you are learning mapping skills, this site can be a great place to start. You will learn how things seem different when seen from the top and this is a crucial skill in map study. The site is in the form of a story, divided in five chapters. The narrative is in the form of audio as well as written text. One drawback is that slides can not be paused and so if you are eager to read the story by yourself, the transition may be quite speedy.

Note for Muslim readers: There is music at the transition of chapters and some in between so you will need to keep your hand ready on the speakers.[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1028″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fscience.hq.nasa.gov%2Fkids%2Fimagers%2Famelia%2Findex.html||target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”Geography”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The Last Orangutan Eden

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans. Asia’s most intelligent ape once roamed across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, but today, fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild. The film cites rapid deforestation — clearing the land for vast palm oil plantations — as the chief reason for the species’ declining population.

But as Morgan shows, conservationists are trying to reverse that trend by teaching orphaned orangs the survival skills they’ll need for release back into the jungle. He also accompanies researchers deep into a remote and protected peat swamp forest to study wild orangutans up close to learn about their culture and behavior.
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Grain Chain

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]Grain Chain is a fun and interesting website to find out how grains are grown
and harvested, what happens to them before they reach your plate, and why they’re so good for you! Investigate healthy eating and meal planning, or go behind the scenes of the flour, grain and baking industry. With different sections appropriate for different ages, this website gives a very good and thorough understanding of the journey of a loaf!

They have a separate section for classroom recipes where you can find a small collection of easy to make recipes or you can go to the resource bundles page where they have all the videos and activities for things like bread, biscuits and cakes in one place. If you prefer to learn by playing games you can visit the games section although the games are not very interesting.

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