Legendary Lands and Creatures
(Gasp!) Did someone say Bigfoot?! Many have hunted for Bigfoot or the Yeti of the Himalayas for years and insist that they've witnessed these secretive creatures. Some even claim to have evidence that they exist. Today, we'll examine footprints and hear first-person accounts of these sightings to determine for ourselves what's in the woods. Let's get hairy!
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Tell me about your design for a Bigfoot or Yeti trap. What makes it special? Why do you think it will be successful in catching one?
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Before you can truly decide if you believe in the existence of Yetis or the infamous Bigfoot, we’ve got to start researching the facts. Get started with these short videos to learn more about supposed sightings of these legendary creatures.
An Expert on Bigfoot
Tour the Bigfoot Museum
Bigfoot of the Snow?
Join Dr. Mark Evans from National Geographic as he explores the legend of a possible Bigfoot relative—the Yeti.
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There have been so many claimed sightings of Bigfoot and Yeti over the years, but no one has ever caught one (not that we know of, at least). Today, you get to try your hand at designing a Bigfoot trap that might finally do the trick.
Engineering Your Trap
To create your Bigfoot trap, you're going to need to think like an engineer. But what does that even mean? Grab a piece of paper and a pencil and start with a crash course on engineering.
Sketch Your Bigfoot Trap
Now that you're thinking like an engineer, get ready to sketch your ideal "trap" for Bigfoot or a Yeti. If you want some inspiration, click here to see one that was built in Oregon in 1974. Remember, engineers follow these four steps to solve problems: Ask, imagine, create, improve. Our problem is that no one has proof that Bigfoot or Yetis exist, and nobody's had any luck catching them!
Make Tracks to Your Legend Map
Bigfoot and Yetis, oh my! We only have one more day left of mythical creatures, and your own legend should be nearly complete. You may want to create space on your poster board for Bigfoot and draw the setting for your world around it, or you may want to show Bigfoot in his habitat on a separate piece of paper. It's up to you! Is there enough room in your legendary world for these creatures?
Bigfoot must be in pretty good shape, since he's always on the run. Can you keep up?
You'll never see Bigfoot inside, so embrace the natural outdoors (if you can) and join our favorite gym teacher Joe for an intense workout. Don't forget your water! Go through it twice, if you've got enough energy.