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Grades 6-8


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Water Books for Kids

From the day in the life of a pond to a trip through the NYC water supply system, examine the world’s most precious resource with these kid-friendly titles.


Hands-on Activity

Arctic Story Puzzles

Life in the icy Arctic isn't so hard if you're prepared! Solve the puzzle of how people and polar bears live in a land of ice. 


Hands-on Activity

Be a Water Saver

Wondering how you can use water more wisely? Print this check list of simple things that you can do to help protect fresh water and the living things that depend on it. 



What's the Big Idea about Water?

Did you know that all living things need water? Or that the water on Earth today is all we will ever have? Learn more about this precious resource. 


Hands-on Activity

Be an Energy Saver

When it comes to global warming, your day-to-day actionscan make a big difference—if millions of people do it. Find out what you can do to save energy and slow climate change. 



What's the Big Idea About Climate Change?

This isn't the first time Earth's climate has changed, but it's the first time human activity has caused it. Learn more about global warming and how — and why — we should slow it. 



Moving Mammals

Walk, hop, gallop, swim, glide, burrow, and even swing from trees—these are just some of the ways the planet's 5,400 species of mammals move. See how fast, and slow, they can move.



In Pictures: Extreme Mammals

From the extinct Cynognathus and Repenomamus to the plant-eating dugongs and manatees, explore some of Earth's most unusual mammals. 


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In Pictures: Extreme Mammals

From the extinct Cynognathus and Repenomamus to the plant-eating dugongs and manatees, explore some of Earth's most unusual mammals. 


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