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My Insect Report

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Is your class writing a report on insects? If they are, you have to check out this great set of worksheets. It provides a well-scaffolded system they can use to organize their research findings in order to compose a well-structured...
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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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Ocean Drifters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewTake a drift in the ocean. Class members watch a video on plankton, the drifters of the ocean. Scholars find out about the different types of plankton and sea jellies. To add a little variety, they use the aquarium webcams to study sea...
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Pollinator's Journey: Grades K-4

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
What's it like to migrate as a pollinator? Teachers provide direct instruction about the roles of pollinators such as butterflies on plants along with the threats they encounter. The class then acts out a story of the migration of bats...
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Asking and Answering Questions: Studying the Life Cycle of a Frog

For Teachers 3rd Standards
A instructional activity challenges learners to ask and answer questions about the life cycle of a frog. With a class read-aloud, partner discussion, and notebook reflections, scholars complete a three-page worksheet to prove their...
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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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"Steer" Toward STEM: Careers in Animal Agriculture

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Think like an engineer and an agricultural scientist over the course of 12 lessons in a STEM based unit. Young scientists take on the roles of animal physiologists, animal geneticists, agricultural engineers, animal nutritionists, and...
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Response and Reproduction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The third activity in a series of 20 explores response to stimuli and reproduction, two of the characteristics of living things. Learners see how pill bugs react to the stimulus of light and determine their own definitions of reproduction.
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Growing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Human babies typically triple their birth weight by the time they are one year old. The activity explores growth, one of the characteristics of all living things. From humans to plants, learners see how all living things grow and develop...
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Seed Match

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Using this resource, your team of green thumbs discuss why plants are a part of a healthy diet and the different ways they are used in daily life. They then observe the characteristics of different seed as they attempt to match them with...
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Salmon and Trout Go to First Grade

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Turn your young scientists into salmon and trout experts with this diverse collection of worksheets and activities. Perfect for creating a thematic unit on fish in the primary grades, this resource engages children with printable books,...
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Pumpkin Life Cycle

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
From seed to jack-o-lantern, young scholars walk step-by-step through the life cycle of pumpkins with this fun art and science activity. After first participating in a shared reading of the children's book Pumpkin, Pumpkin children color...
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Blow the Roof Off!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Blow the minds of young scientists with this collection of inquiry-based investigations. Based on a series of eight videos, these "hands-on, minds-on" science lessons engage young learners in exploring a wide range of topics from making...
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
From a tiny egg on a leaf, to a beautiful insect flying through the air, young scientists explore the life cycle of butterflies in the pages of this simple, printable book.
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Life Cycle of a Frog

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Transform your students into young biologists with the help of this printable book on the life cycle of frogs.
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Life Cycle of a Penguin

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Celebrate the circle of life with this fun hands-on activity. After cutting out, gluing together, and assembling this visual model, students are able to spin through and observe the life cycle of penguins.
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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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Elementary School Sea Turtle Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Young scientists explore the fascinating life cycle of sea turtles in this elementary science lesson plan. From leathery eggs buried beneath the sand to 600 pound creatures swimming through the oceans, students discuss, read...
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Life Cycle of Trees

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Turn your students into young tree-tectives with this fun science investigation into the life of trees. To begin, a class volunteer gets dressed up in a tree costume as the different parts of trees are introduced. Then, the class learns...
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Mammal Scavenger Hunt Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Did you know that a polar bear's skin is actually black? Or that the lightest mammal weighs less than a paperclip? Young scientists learn these and other amazing facts about mammals as they explore the animal kingdom with this fun...
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The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young...
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Fascinating Fruit Flies

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
During a life science unit on insects, you can set up a fruit fly habitat for a month-long observation. Instructions are provided to introduce your class to insect life cycles, construct the habitat, and attract the stars of the show.
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Mealworms

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Crawl into the world of the darkling beetle with this scientific investigation. Watch as the insects move through the larval, pupal, and adult stages of life, recording observations along the way. Discuss the necessities of life as young...
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The Chrysalis or Pupa

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
What is one of the most exciting parts of a butterfly's life cycle? When it emerges from its pupa and dries its wings! This is a great activity little ones will love. They discuss what happens during the pupal stage of the butterfly life...