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

Posted by on February 14, 2011

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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–reprinted with permission Ask a Tech Teacher

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