National Geographic Kids: Our Extreme Planet!

 Cave of Crystals, Naica Mine, Mexico. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 26 Mar 2018. Accessed 7 Dec 2021.

If you could visit any place on Earth, where would you go? Perhaps you would like to see Mount Stromboli, a volcano in Italy which erupts at least once a year. Maybe instead of seeing the fiery lava, you would like to cool off in the deep caverns of the Swiss glaciers. Perhaps you would like to visit the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, which is the same size as the entire United States. Or you may be interested in exploring caves one thousand feet underground in Mexico to see the giant crystals. Learn more about these unique and interesting locations and geographical features and find out how to support the conservation of these resources so they can be preserved for years to come. 

Use the National Geographic Kids resource available on the Student Portal to watch videos with information on such wonders as the melting glaciers and view pictures that show the scale of the gigantic Redwood tree. National Geographic for Kids has all of their magazines available online from 2009 to the current issue. Read, print and view the images and articles of the Nat Geo magazines from your home. Finally, read a variety of books on the environment like Extreme Planet: Carsten Peter’s Adventures in Volcanoes, Caves, Canyons, Deserts, and Beyond which follows Carsten’s journey to find all of the most hard to reach points on Earth.

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Peter, Carsten, and Glen Phelan. Extreme Planet: Carsten Peter’s Adventures in Volcanoes, Caves, Canyons, Deserts, and Beyond! National Geographic Society, 2015. National Geographic Kids, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.