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What are the Parts?

For Teachers 1st Standards
What fun, your class gets to observe, draw and label the parts of a tree. They start by discussing how they can use their senses to understand and observe objects in the world around them. Then they look at different pictures of trees,...
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Healthy Forest Seeks Habitat Mates

For Teachers 1st Standards
A maritime forest is a forest near the sea. Learners examine a set of animals to see if the maritime forest habitat would meet all of their survival needs. The teacher first describes what types of things can be provided by a maritime...
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I Spy

For Teachers 1st Standards
Get outside and engage learners in a compare-and-contrast activity about nature, animals, and the environment. The class discusses how to use a Venn diagram to compare two different animals. Then, they make observations of two animals...
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Pond Animal Survival

For Teachers 1st Standards
What kinds of animals live in or near ponds? The activity begins as you read the story Butternut Hollow Pond by Brian J. Hein. As you read, the class discusses how a pond can provide all the things some animals need to survive. When the...
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Shadow Animals

For Teachers 1st Standards
It's not just a instructional activity about animal adaptations; it's also a instructional activity about shadows! Young investigators discuss how animals can use shadowy shades and camouflage to hide from predators or stalk their prey....
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Animal Necessities

For Teachers 1st Standards
An animal habitat is like the neighborhood where animals live. It's a place they can get everything they need to survive; air, food, shelter, and water. Explore animal habitats with your first graders. In small groups, they create a...
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Come and Get It!

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Why not take a creative project and put a scientific spin on it? The topic is birds and what they (and all) animals need to survive. Your job is to determine which of the basic needs you'll be able to supply to help out the birds that...
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Butterfly Life Cycle

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Focused little scientists will flitter their arms back and forth across the room with excitement as they learn the life cycle of a butterfly and how living things grow and change over time.
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Pre-School Pet Care

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Having a class pet means knowing what all living things need to survive. Children in preschool through grade one, take on the responsibility of caring for a class pet, while discussing the necessity for food, water, and shelter. They...
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Build A Flower

For Teachers 1st Standards
Plants have specific needs for survival just like animals do. Examine the four basic things plants need to survive; air, water, nutrients, and light. First, the class reads a book and views a presentation to learn about plant needs....