How the World Works

Central Idea: In order to survive, people need to adapt to the changes in the natural world.
Lines of Inquiry:
  • Ways the natural world can change
  • What you see versus what is happening in the natural world
  • Ways people adapt to the changes in the natural world
Key Concepts:
  • Form-What is it like?
  • Causation-Why is it the way it is?
  • Change-how does it change?

Web Links:

Earth-Soil, Rocks, Water, Landforms
What's a Geologist? Teen News (video)
Interactive Rock Cycle

Water Cycle
Kid Zone:The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle:NASA (video4:57)
The Water (vide 2:06)

Space-Moon, Sun, Stars
Moon Phases
The Old Farmer's Almanac
Phases of the Moon: Hip-Hop style
Newton's Apples: video clip (Phases of the Moon)
Wonderville: Phases of the Moon animation
Why Doesn't the Moon Fall Down? video

The Old Farmer's Almanac For Kids
Weather wiz Kids
Weather Channel for Kids
Web Weather for Kids
Ski Diary: Kid Storm Facts
Weather Games
Cat and the Hat Weather Games

Let's Learn About the Four Seasons (3:27)

Weather, Different Seasons, Learn About Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer, Preschool Activity

Let's Learn About the Four Seasons (3:27)

Why Do We Have Seasons? (3:39)

Hail Storms
Hail Storms
Amazing Hail Storm
What causes a hail storm?
Blizzards and Hail Storms-fact monster
How does hail form?
Facts on Hail Storms
Severe Storms-Weather Channel for Kids

Info About Hurricanes for Kids
What is a hurricane? weather wiz kids
Hurrican Facts for kids
Forces of Nature: Hurricanes (National Geographic video for kids)
Hurricanes -Sky Diary

Sand Storms
What is a Sand Storm?
Dust Storms -
What Causes a Sand

Tornadoes...Nature's Most Violent Storms
What is a Tornado?
Forces of Nature: Tornadoes 101 video

What is a blizzard? - weather
Blizzards and Hail Storms - fact monster

Earthquakes for Kids
What is an Earthquake? (videos)
Earthquake Facts

Tsunami Facts for Kids
Tsunami Facts

What is a Volcano?
Volcanoes -
Fun Volcano Facts
Iggy Versus the Volcano
Mountains & Volcanoes

Kids Tour: Early Settlers
National Geographic Kids: First Thanksgiving
Native American Facts for Kids
Native American Homes
All About Woodland Indians

For Fun
How to Build Fairy Houses
WikiHow: How to Build a Fairy House
Fairies & Fairy Houses
Flower Fairies of Cicely Mary Barker
Cicely Mary Barker flower Fairies