Plants and Animals


  • Finding Forests

    A group of friends explores an urban forest with a U.S. Forest Service ranger, in this media gallery from PLUM LANDING. They see how the network of trees and other green spaces creates a forest in the city, providing a habitat for birds, squirrels, and other forms of wildlife. They also learn how forests are like cities for animals, where many things live on trees, from the top of the canopy to the roots in the ground. They even find things living in the dead trees on the forest floor!

    Grades: 1-4
  • Water Safari: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Players are challenged to complete a series of missions to photograph coastal mangrove plants and animals in Belize, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Through the clues that Plum provides, players learn about coastal ecosystems, the plants and animals living there, and how they are adapted to coastal life. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Visit a Vernal Pool

    Kiana, Kaya, and Kalea visit a vernal pool, a temporary pond that forms in some places in the spring after the snow melts, in this video from PLUM LANDING. They make observations and record data, such as the height of the water and the kinds of animals that live in the pond. In the fall, they return to the pond and document how the vernal pool changed over time. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Rocky Mountain Roundup: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Players are challenged to complete a series of missions to photograph mountain plants and animals in the Canadian Rockies, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Through the clues that Plum provides, players learn about mountain ecosystems, the plants and animals living there, and how they are adapted to mountain life. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Gabi Notices a Nest

    Gabi retraces her steps through the mountains to find her lost bracelet, in this animated video from PLUM LANDING. When she doesn't find it, she wonders if an animal might have wandered away with it—after all, it didn't fly away…or did it?

    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
  • Cooper Hunts for H2O

    Cooper accidentally bubbles himself to the jungle without his water bottle and panics—what if he gets thirsty? But he quickly sees that the jungle is actually teeming with sources of water for other living things, from rivers to dewdrops to juicy plants, in this animated video from PLUM LANDING.

    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
  • Pin the Moose on the Mountain

    Three siblings work together to make a map of a mountain ecosystem, in this video from PLUM LANDING. They make predictions about food webs on the mountain and annotate their map with drawings of plants and animals, creating a visual picture of the interactions between the organisms in a mountain ecosystem. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Jungle Rangers: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Players are challenged to complete a series of missions to photograph rainforest plants and animals in Borneo, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Through the clues that Plum provides, players learn about rainforest ecosystems, the plants and animals living there, and how they are adapted to rainforest life. 

    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
  • 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
  • Zoom In

    Plum sends Oliver, Gabi, and Cooper on a mission to observe a small patch of Earth and record what they find, in this animated video from PLUM LANDING. Oliver thinks there’s nothing in the patch of weeds he’s observing—or is there? Gabi follows a sound she hears in the trees—what does she find? And Cooper manages to frighten himself with the notes he records! 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Explore the Outback: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Players are challenged to complete a series of missions to photograph desert plants and animals in the Australian outback, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Through the clues that Plum provides, players learn about desert ecosystems, the plants and animals living there, and how they are adapted to desert life.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Habitat Sweet Habitat

    Three siblings talk about where a group of imaginary animals would find food, water, and shelter in their backyard, in this video from PLUM LANDING. They make drawings of the imaginary animals, scout out ideal habitats for them in the backyard, and create posters highlighting the habitat and how it meets each animal’s needs. 

    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
  • All About Ants

    Plum sends Brad and Clem on a mission to observe a group of ants, in this animated video from PLUM LANDING. Brad describes the ants as “awesome monster creatures” that start an ant war with another colony. But Clem sees the ants working together as a team to gather food. So what are ants: scary creatures or cute, friendly insects or a little bit of both? 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Mangroovin'

    Players take on the role of baby groupers, fish whose young grow up in the shelter of mangrove roots, in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Their goal is to swim into open water to find food like shrimp—without falling prey to hungry predators like sharks and herons.

    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
  • Seed Racer

    Catch that fluff! Players explore the different ways that seeds are dispersed (as burrs in fur, consumed by birds or transported by mammals, floating on the wind or water, or spinning through the air), in this interactive game from PLUM LANDING. Along the way, players learn about the plants in a mountain ecosystem, how their seeds travel, and how animals rely on them.

    Grades: 1-4

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