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Spaceship Earth Our planet, the earth, is like a giant spaceship. Everything we need for survival is on board the ship -- air for breathing, water for drinking and land for growing food.

Also like a spaceship, our earth can not make more air, water or land, or get more from outer space. In fact, the water you drink, the air you breathe and the ground you play on have been around for a very, very long time.

DinosaurJust think, a dinosaur could have drunk the same water that's in your bathtub! The air you are breathing now is the same air that our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, breathed. Your backyard may have been a prairie where buffalo fed 200 years ago.

This is possible because nature uses air, water and land again and again. This is called recycling. Energy in the form of sunlight provides the power for recycling by nature.

Captain RedbirdNow come along with Captain Redbird to see how nature recycles the air you breathe!

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