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Weekend Website #68: Live Like Bear Grylls

Every Friday I’ll send you a wonderful website that my classes and my parents love. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of your students as they are of mine.

credit: Hans

What would Bear do?

Age:

3rd-5th

Topic:

Landforms

Review:

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.

3 thoughts on “Weekend Website #68: Live Like Bear Grylls

  1. A great collection here. Love those photos above. I love the “How Stuff Works” websites across the board – the web is an amazing place when it’s used for the greater good. I enjoyed the volcano vid – when we were in New Zealand in January we spent a fair bit of time gemming up on our volcano history! So interesting.

    • Thanks, Nicky. When I checked the Man vs. Wild sites with a 3rd grader eye, I was pleasantly surprised how G rated they are, despite what he’s doing. No swearing, always a positive attitude, always thinks he’ll solve the problem. Great lessons for kids.

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