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  • Intro to Ecology and Environment

    While developing knowledge and talent for life in Space, EIS strongly endorses the preservation, celebration and renewal of our Earth.etching 30 Choose one or all of these introductory resources before doing the Biodiversity lesson which follows them. We welcome your suggestions in our Educators Forum.

    • Here is where you can leave comments about  the rainforest and the Earth.

    • Nova's Earth from Space

      This is a must-see video for grades 3-12. It shows images of the Earth from space through 7 different spectrums of light, each one revealing astonishing truths about the condition of the Earth.This is a perfect lead-in to all Ecology lessons because it shows the "big picture"and helps the students draw some important conclusions that will inspire interest, concern and hopefully, activism for the environment. It would be best to watch this 2 hour video in 2-3 sessions.

    • Etchings 1-59

      Click on the link above to view an animated slide show of the 59 etchings from the Martius-Spix expedition to Brazil. The etchings were created by Karl von Martius, expedition leader. They were digitally colored on Photoshop by Carol Miranda Chor and Alberto Chor. These etchings display the various regions and habitats of Brazil in 1817.

      The explorers were Naturalists and recorded all of the details of the scenery that they illustrated with scientific drawings of the plants, animals and people. These etchings will raise your Eco awareness. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think what these thousands of images will teach you !

    • NASA's Rainforest from Space

      NASA"s Landsat photos of tropical rainforests from 1970 to 2012 show the patterns of deforestation that is destroying habitats all over the Earth. Does the land today display the lush, oxygen rich abundance of the rainforest etchings from the Martius-Spix expedition 1817-1820 ?


      Click above for resources. Click below for worksheets.

      nova earth from space worksheet

      NOVA's Earth system science collection highlights important Earth processes normally invisible to the human eye. The standards-based media resources expose the intricate web of forces that sustain life on Earth, allowing educators to explore the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet with their students.

    • Earth is constantly changing. Some changes are a natural part of the climate system, such as the seasonal expansion and contraction of the Arctic sea ice pack. The responsibility for other changes, such as the Antarctic ozone hole, falls squarely on humanity’s shoulders. Our World of Change series documents how our planet’s land, oceans, atmosphere, and Sun are changing over time.

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    Lesson on Biodiversity

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    Biodiversity Lesson based on Emil Goeldi's Album of Amazonian Birds 1906 with artwork by E. Johse


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    For extra activities, use the Easy word searchAdvanced word search, and coloring sheets from Remember the Rainforest 2. 

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