Pre-K to Grade 2
Even the busiest of cities are buzzing with biodiversity. Take a virtual stroll through a city park for a close-up look at some of the inhabitants you otherwise might not notice.
You don't have to be a terrific artist to create a scientific illustration of a monarch butterfly—just willing to take your time researching and re-creating what you find. Learn how.
Why should you harness your house pets, be a smart shopper, and protect habitats? They're your jobs as a keeper of the Earth. Find out how else biodiversity depends on you.
Play the Web of Life game to discover how all the players in an ecosystem depend on each other to survive. As you play, you'll come up with the connections between different species and their environments.
You can tell a lot about your ecosystem by the kinds of birds that live in it. Create a simple feeder, and see how many of your feathered neighbors come to dine there.
If the Earth turns all the way around every 24 hours, then why are some days longer than others? And why do we have winter and summer? See the answers for yourself—in a matter of seconds.
Take your imagination on a wonderful, mind-bending trip with these "thought experiments" worthy of Einstein himself. With this train, it truly is all about the journey.
Talk about a long-term power source. For billions and billions of years, the Sun has been giving off energy that equals 4 x 1026 watts. What keeps the Sun burning so bright?
Take a world-wide tour of biodiversity. You'll meet mollusks in the reefs off the Bahamas, the aye-aye in the tropical forests of Madagascar, and the clever mimic-ant spider that lives in Australia.
Did you know that forests with leaves above the water can grow in the ocean? Grab the magical magnifying glass, and see how many different plants and animals you can find in this virtual mangrove swamp.