Classroom Activity Idea SILK: Raise Silkworms
Order the worms (from an online vendor such as Insect Lore), then have students observe and record the life cycle of the silkworm, learning scientific procedure in the process. Mature cocoons can be boiled and unraveled, revealing the silk.
Classroom Activity Idea BAMBOO: Grow Bamboo in the Classroom
Plants can be ordered from an online vendor (such as the Bamboo Sourcery, which also has extensive information about Bamboo). Have students research the uses of bamboo in China.
Red Panda [Bronx Zoo]
Giant Panda [National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution]
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