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Who was Rachel Carson?

Linked above is one of many available (short) documentaries online about Rachel Carson. This video is a brief introductory of a Rachel Carson documentary (PBS) posted by Pittsburgh Magazine. For older students, the full 2-hour documentary link is listed below. 


First Grade Lesson Plan: Rachel Carson

(Mini-Unit authored by Lisa Murdock, via teacher link)

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

(information about Rachel - all exhibit dates have passed, but links are still viable)

Woman's Home Companion: Help Your Child to Wonder

(a link to Rachel's 1956 article)

Cover of animal presentation featuring dolphins

Firefly Activities


Bioluminescence - National Geographic

(Information for grades 5-12)

Portrait of Rachel Carson

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in."

~Rachel Carson

What is bioluminescence?

Linked above is a short introduction of bioluminescence by  thePBS Wild Kratts series. Full length videos can be found and accessed through their site. 

~LitLinks Blog ~
Click the photo on the left to download the PowerPoint STEM Presentation for the LitLinks blog featured on Patricia Newman's website. 
*If this download does not work for you:
Click HERE for a PDF version AND 
Click HERE for the YouTube link of the accompanying video.
Cover image of Fly, Firefly! written by Shana Keller
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