Student Research Page
Weird, Wacky and Wild!
The world is full of fun discoveries of the weird and wild! If you don't have a copy of the magazine, you may print a copy of Weird, Wacky and Wild! (pdf).
- Everything has a purpose! The bill (or beak) of a bird is a very important tool for its survival. Can you guess the bird by its bill? Play Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!
Keeping It Wild!
- Follow the directions for Keeping It Wild in this month's magazine. To help you with animal lists for where you live, try our Learn About Texas kids' pages.
- Go on a treasure hunt! First, make a list of adjectives (describing words) like "fuzzy, smelly, colorful, fast, slimy." Then go outside and explore! What can you find that matches your adjectives? Take something to write or draw on to record what you find. Don't forget to look for plants and bugs, look high and low, under and over!
- Try the Animal Olympics. How do these amazing abilities help that animal to survive? Research some of your favorite animals and make up new Animal Olympics for you friends and family to try!
From National Geographic
- Hummingbird Flight
- Should skunks be feared? Friendly Neighborhood Skunk
- Can a porcupine fight off a lion? Watch this example from Africa: Porcupine Sticks It to Lion Cubs
- Hear a Cicada
Read these great articles from The Young Naturalist:
Play PBS Kids games about biodiversity and endangered species!