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Free PBS Site Explores Nature Through Games & Real-World Activities

Free PBS Site Explores Nature Through Games & Real-World Activities

PBS Kids: Plum Landing

Web games, outside adventures offer in-depth tour of Earth’s ecosystems

Pros: Hands-on investigations help kids explore the world around them and build scientific understanding.

Cons: Alignment to the Next Generation of Science Standards leaves a bit to be desired.

Bottom Line: Student-directed investigations and outdoor extension activities elevate Plum Landing beyond just a companion site for the TV show.

[Great Sound, Graphics Draw Kids Into Disaster Sim]

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