Today’s inquiry post is by Melissa Sosa. Melissa is a mother of 2 young boys and a firm believer that life is a constant learning process. She currently lives in Humacao, Puerto Rico with her children and cat Quenepa.
I’ve always considered symbiosis to be a pretty interesting concept. Different species of animals and plants not only coexisting but collaborating together? I thought only humans did that! Well it turns out animals and plants are experts at maintaining symbiotic relationships that are crucial to the survival of our ecosystem.
When I created this provocation post I wanted to find fun resources that illustrated a fresh perspective to symbiosis, encouraging kids’ curiosity and understanding. These resources have some examples of symbiotic relationships that may not be so common or well-known.
Resource #1: Symbiosis: A surprising tale of species cooperation by Ted Ed via The Kid Should See This
Resource #2: The Wood Wide Web by BBC News via The Kid Should See This
Resource #3: Butterflies drinking turtle tears!? via The Kid Should See This
Resource #4: Vanishing of the Bees trailer by Bee The Change
Resource #5: Carl & the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman
- Why is the connection between humans, bees and flowers so important to our ecosystem?
- How does symbiosis work like a partnership?
- Can you think of an example of a symbiotic relationship in nature?
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