What Are Examples of Mutualism?

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Nature podcast for kids. Learn about organisms that use mutualism, and then make a definition for mutualism.

Pictures of lichen

“Laser Groove” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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How Does Bioluminescence Work?

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Nature podcast for kids. Learn about bioluminescence – what it is, who does it, and how it works.

Why Do the Shells Bubble? By PaxFacts & Keegan’s Corner

“Laser Groove” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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What Kind of Tree Has Acorns?

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Nature podcast for kids. Learn about oak trees and how they can look different from each other.

Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies

“Laser Groove” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Recycling for Kids

You can teach your kids what to recycle so they learn what goes in the recycle bin and what goes in the trash.

Each recycling plant has its own rules about what it will and will not accept, so make sure you find out those rules first.

With your kids, keep it simple. Show them the five basic recyclable items. Most recycling plants accept paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass bottles, and aluminum cans.

As your kids finish the food or drinks in plastic or glass bottles, encourage them to rinse out the bottles. Have place to put these bottles that’s … Read more

5 Ways to Reduce Reuse Recycle (With Your Kids)

When it comes to the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle), the best place to start is at the beginning of the phrase. Reducing will impact the environment in a positive way far more than reusing or recycling, because the truth is that even items that get reused will eventually end up either in a recycling plant or in a landfill. Recycling items uses energy that doesn’t need to be used when reducing or reusing.

But since we need stuff, we need to find a way to use (or not use) stuff in a way that will cause the least harm … Read more

4 Everyday Ways to Help the Environment (With Your Kids)

Helping the environment is not an easy task. Most environmental problems are not caused by one or two individuals, but by collective actions that harm the environment. However, by being one of the people who does care about the environment and wants to help, you’ll be joining a collective group of people who are taking the same actions as yourself. Together, these actions can make a difference.

The first three items on this list of 4 everyday ways to help the environment are the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, and recycle.

1. Reduce

Reduce means to use less of something. … Read more