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Perfect Plants and Precious Pollinators

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Did you know that almost one-third of all plants consumed by humans are dependent on insect pollination? Find out what the "buzz" is all about and share this knowledge with your bright-eyed and bushy-tailed students. Spring into plant...
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Discovering Plants and Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Exploring the backyard, the school yard, the gardens, and the Internet, small children discover the world around them. The bugs, animals, and plants are alive, but is the lawn mower? An engaging activity that will help them understand...
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Seeds

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
What does a seed need to grow into a plant? What is inside a seed? In a fun and engaging lesson, young scientists learn all about what it takes for a seed to become a plant as they listen to a story, examine the inside of a germinated...
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Next Generation Science Standards

For Students K - 12th Standards
Are you having trouble deciphering the Next Generation Science Standards on the website, or just trying to find the standards for your grade in a quick-and-easy format? If so, here is a free and easy-to-navigate app made with you in mind.
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What Are You Up To?

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Beware, this lesson requires the assistance of a class pet! Observation and predictions are key components of the scientific mind; they are also the focus of a fun lesson. Little learners discuss their daily routine, then they turn their...
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Wild in the Schoolyard

For Teachers K Standards
Stake a few plots around the playground and conduct a scientific investigation! Budding scientists discuss what is alive, what is not, and what they think they'll find on the school playground. After a quick discussion, they head out...
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Circles of Life: Writing About Wildlife

For Teachers K Standards
Take little ones outside for a scientific observation and investigation. The class treks through the school yard to observe living things in the environment. When they return to class, they engage in a think aloud activity, are...
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Why Do Bears Sleep All Winter?

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Hibernation is the focus of a lesson that looks closely at bears. A read-aloud introduces the lesson's topic with an engaging picture book. A whole-class discussion answers who, what, where, when, why, and how bears hibernate. Scholars...
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Take-a-Hike

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Learn about nature and health all in one set of lessons. Individuals use a scavenger hunt to record observations during a nature hike. They then complete activities to categorize their observations and rate the health of the habitat for...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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My Little Seed House and Seed Book

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
After reading Eric Carle's The Tiny House, young gardeners build a seed house to plant several seeds and observe their growth. Findings are drawn in a mini seed book. Remaining seeds turn into paper and planted in a classroom garden or...
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Amazing Birds

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
What's so amazing about birds? Find out just how amazing birds are with a physics of animal behavior unit created by Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Have learners explore and tap into their observational skills and notice how birds fly, what...
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LS1C - Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
How do you plan to approach standard LS1C, Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms? Avoid information overload with helpful advice in a short video. Topics include energy sources, relationships between organisms, and...
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Are Aliens Real?

For Students K - 5th Standards
Is there other life out there? If so, where can it be found? Watch a video that compares the possible and impossible for life unknown.
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Are Aliens Real?

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Are aliens real? Find out with an engaging video that details the three ingredients—water, oxygen, and food—necessary for living things to survive. 
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Word Search Match

For Students K - 5th Standards
Go beyond a traditional word search with a clue matching, word search combo. Scholars read clues, write the word that matches, then search for the word in a puzzle. Clues and words offer insight into the life of polar bears.
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Polar Bear Crossword

For Students K - 5th Standards
Show what you know about polar bears with a 10-question crossword puzzle. Questions pertain to a polar bears' habitat, food source, and more!
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California Kelp Forest Restoration

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
This unit is so cool, you won't be able to "kelp" yourself! Intended for all grades, this science and activity guide for teachers offers a unique opportunity to understand kelp's role as a valuable ecological resource. Teachers and young...
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The Ogre Bully

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
English language arts, math, science, dramatic arts, and cooking; this lesson has it all! In this multidisciplinary resource, your scholars will take part in a read aloud of The Ogre Bully by A.B. Hoffmire and have a grand conversation...
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Spring Is Sprung: Water Movement in Plants

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Young scientists use food coloring and celery stalks to determine how water travels through plants. 
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Rain Forest Teaching Curriculum

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Take young naturalists on an exploration of the world's tropical rainforests with this extensive collection of lessons and activities. Whether its creating leaf and flower prints or investigating the absorption spectrum of chlorophyl,...
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Living or Nonliving

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
It's alive! Or is it? Through a series of shared readings, whole class activities, and independent exercises children explore the difference between living and non-living things, creating a pair of printable books to demonstrate their...
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Living and Non-Living Sort

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
What do an ice cream cone, bicycle, and alarm clock all have in common? That's exactly what young scientists will find out as sort these pictures and learn about the differences between living and non-living things.
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Studying Grassland Ecosystems

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
At first glance, grassland ecosystems might seem dull and uninteresting, but once you start to explore it's amazing the things you'll find! Through this series of engaging lessons, activities, and experiments, elementary students examine...