Exploration; it holds excitement and adventure even when done from a third grade classroom. The 3rd grade Eagles recently set off for a global trek. First they studied their maps, longitude and latitude, landforms and continents. Then they packed their sunglasses and toothbrushes and set off to study all the various biomes and the differences between them. They compared human structures, animals, plants and climates within the biomes. After all the data and craft supplies were gathered the Eagles formed small expedition teams and constructed models of the Sahara Desert, the North American grasslands, the Amazon Rainforest, the Ocean (I think it was the Pacific) and the Arctic. They placed them on the flat earth (their classroom carpet) in the correct locations, added an equator and invited the rest of the school to travel the world in 15 minutes. Here are the highlights:

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