Biodiversity


  • Wild, Wild Life | PLUM LANDING

    Explore city wildlife in this animated video from PLUM LANDING. Cooper and Oliver tell Plum that cities have very little wildlife—but when they are accidentally shrunk and dropped into a patch of grass in the city, they discover they were wrong. They discover a whole busy world down there—populated by insects, slugs, and spiders!

    Grades: 1-4
  • Cities vs. Plants | PLUM LANDING

    Explore how plants survive in urban environments in this animated song from PLUM LANDING. Plants face all sorts of challenges in cities and towns—crampled space, blocked light, and a lack of soil. So who would win in a battle of cities vs. plants? At first it seems like cities will be the ultimate victor, but Plum and her friends discover plants can find ways to survive.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Clem Marvels at a Mangrove

    Clem documents the many different animals living in a tree in a mangrove swamp—in the canopy, on the trunk, and among the roots—and discovers that it is like an “apartment house for animals,” in this animated video from PLUM LANDING.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Feed the Dingo: An Ecosystem Game

    Players strive to create a balanced desert ecosystem in which each animal has enough food to survive over a period of 12 days, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Players see how the different species of plants and animals in a desert depend on one another. They also experiment with how changing the amount of one resource affects the whole ecosystem. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Underwater Hiding Places

    Ella and her friends explore hiding places for the creatures living at an aquarium—a coral reef and a mangrove swamp, which is a place between the ocean and a body of freshwater, such as a river or stream—in this video from PLUM LANDING. They observe how different animals use mangrove roots as hiding places and how underwater animals are masters of disguise, with coloration and patterns that help them to avoid being eaten by predators. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Jungle Jeopardy: An Ecosystem Game

    Players strive to create a balanced rainforest ecosystem in which each animal has enough food to survive over a period of 12 days, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Players see how the different species of plants and animals in a rainforest depend on one another. They also experiment with how changing the amount of one resource affects the whole ecosystem. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Biodiversity Bingo

    A group of students participate in a scavenger hunt activity to explore and document biodiversity in an urban park, in this video from PLUM LANDING. As they walk around in search of various plants and animals, they also find litter and talk about its negative impact on animals.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Make a Mangrove: An Ecosystem Game

    Players strive to create a balanced mangrove ecosystem in which each animal has enough food to survive over a period of 12 days, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Players see how the different species of plants and animals in a mangrove swamp depend on one another. They also experiment with how changing the amount of one resource affects the whole ecosystem. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Sound Safari

    Three friends record the many different sounds they hear in their neighborhood, in this video from PLUM LANDING. By walking and quietly observing, they notice a range of sounds, from nature sounds like birdcalls to sounds made by people, like a jogger’s footsteps and the notes from a musician’s saxophone.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Mountain Scramble: An Ecosystem Game

    Players strive to create a balanced mountain ecosystem in which each animal has enough food to survive over a period of 12 days, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Players see how the different species of plants and animals in a mountain ecosystem depend on one another. They also experiment with how changing the amount of one resource affects the whole ecosystem. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Explore the Jungle

    A group of friends heads into Borneo's rainforest to document the sights, sounds, and smells of the jungle, in this media gallery from PLUM LANDING. They explore biodiversity in a tropical rainforest and learn how the sun provides the energy that keeps this ecosystem buzzing.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Earth to Blorb: the Jungle!

    Learn why rainforests are not only full of life, but also important to life, in this video from PLUM LANDING. Plum describes to her friends on planet Blorb why rainforests are home to so many plants and animals, and how some of the oxygen in the air you breathe might have come from rainforest plants thousands of miles away. 

    Grades: 1-4

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