Unit 6: The World Around UsBig Question: How do we learn about nature?
Throughout this unit you will gather information about natural resources and the environment. Choose one topic to focus your research on, such as a way to help the planet or the features of a habitat. Create a nonfiction picture book that describes your topic.
Sites for Research
(The National Park Service’s online portal to learning about nature. Includes links to games, quizzes, and maps which introduce users to different aspects of the natural world.
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/ (An interactive site operated by the EPA which teaches young people about recycling.)
http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/interactive_present_full_frame.htm (An animated site featuring a child explaining why everyone should take better care of nature.)
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/ (NASA’s site for kids which explains how they study the Earth and humans’ effect upon it.)