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Just For Kids

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“Where Your Food Comes From”  examines the origins of common foods.

The University of Illinois Extension’s Just For Kids has 23 interactives for students in grades K-8 covering concepts in animals, weather, volcanoes, exercise, nutrition, friendship, conflict resolution, and more. Some of the activities are in Spanish and other languages.

The Adventures of Herman is the story of the earthworm. Students learn how earthworms were brought to North America and proved beneficial, examine their anatomy, learn how to make a worm bin to keep worms and what to feed them, facts about worms (An African worm was 22 feet long) and more. The activity is in English and Spanish.

Riding the Winds with Kalani: A Weather Adventure explores weather. Students learn how the sun drives weather and determines temperature, why we have seasons, how to identify cloud types, and how clouds provide precipitation. The interactive includes additional activities and games and teacher resources. The site includes print and audio in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.

Where Your Food Comes From examines the origins of common foods like cacao, tomatoes, pineapples, bananas, peanuts, pumpkins, rice, oranges, coffee, potatoes, watermelon, apples, carrots, tea, and popcorn. Additional fun activities and a teacher’s guide are included.

With The All-Star River Explorers - Discover the Basics of Rivers and How They Are Formed, students explore rivers, meet some famous explorers, and learn about river management. A teacher’s guide is included.



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