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It’s a Jungle Up There

Ever heard the term “it’s a jungle out there”? Cities of the future might be just that. Landscape architects are busy designing living walls and green roofs in cities around the world. And the benefits of doing so are extensive. (ASK magazine, July/August 2013) Download pdf: It’s a Jungle Up There

Download classroom activities: It’s a Jungle Up There supplement (Grades 1 to 5)

 

 

 

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Saving the banana

Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit, but they might not be around for long without help from a hard-working team of scientists. (Online. August 28, 2014)

Classroom discussion questions (Grades 6 and up)

 

 

 

 

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photo by USDA NRCS South Dakota

The dirt on soil

What lies beneath your feet? More than you ever imagined. Get the dirt on soil and all of the important roles it plays in everything from food to floods to climate change. (Online. October 16, 2015)

Classroom discussion questions (Grades 6 and up)