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How to Become Survivorman–or Bear Grylls–in Third Grade

If you want to spice up a unit on landforms, have students look into surviving these unique natural habitats. To get out with their lives, they’ll have to understand the flora and fauna, dangers and helpers. Here are some websites they can visit to improve their survival toolkit:

In the Jungle

http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/survival/wilderness/jungle-survival.htm

http://animal.discovery.com/tv/orangutan-island/game/game.html

http://dsc.discovery.com/survival/games/life-death-jungle/life-death-jungle.html

http://kids.discovery.com/fansites/serious/jungle/jungle.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_2242569_survive-rainforest.html

In the Desert

http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/survival/wilderness/desert-survival.htm

http://kids.discovery.com/fansites/serious/desert/desert.html

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/man-vs-wild-moab-desert.html

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/28208-man-vs-wild-moab-desert-canyon-obstacle-video.htm

In the Mountains

http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/10-ways-to-survive-a-snowstorm.htm

http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/everestbeyond/game/game.html

http://kids.discovery.com/fansites/serious/andes/andes2.html

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/30814-about-avalanche-school-video.htm

In the Prairies

http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/manvswild/game/game.html

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/7202-survival-zone-predators-in-the-savanna-video.htm

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/7200-survival-zone-mosquitoes-in-the-savanna-video.htm

In the Ocean

http://dsc.discovery.com/survival/games/life-death-sea/life-death-sea.html

http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/how-to-survive-a-shipwreck1.htm

In the Rivers

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/man-vs-wild-raging-rapids.html

I’ll add these because students love playing Mother Nature:

Build a Tornado

http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/tornado/interactive/interactive.html

Build a Volcano

http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/pompeii/interactive/interactive.html

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman.  She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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