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65 resources with the concept nature

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What is Life?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Nature League series of five videos, hosted by Brit Garner of the SciShow, make up a collection that models how scientists conduct investigations. The first video addresses the definition of life, it's characteristics, and the...
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Big vs. Little – Micro to Nano

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Here's a small collection that introduces young scientists to some very big concepts. Kids complete an interactive, build structures, use magnifying lenses to find micro specimens, and compare objects—large and small. Learners examine...
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Nature of Teaching: Informal Curricula

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
The Nature of Teaching curriculum provides activity-focused resources designed for nature centers, field days, and 4-H clubs. Young scholars study and identify birds, build feeders for local birds, create exploding seed balls that they...
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Nature Walk: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Provide differentiated English language arts instruction with a collection of three Nature Walk-themed Houghton Mifflin units. The three units—challenge, English language development, and extra support—offer detailed lesson plans,...
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Rainforest Alliance Early Childhood Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Take scholars on an educational journey through nature with a collection of lessons created by the Rainforest Alliance. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten learners discover the Colombian rainforest and explore nature through the senses of...
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Summer Vacation

For Teachers 4th Standards
These activities are lessons used under the theme of Summer. It contains lessons in various subjects.
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I Have “M.I.” Strengths!

For Teachers 6th Standards
There are so many ways to be smart! Can your class identify their intelligences? The third of five career and college lesson plans designed for sixth graders challenges them to assess their unique skills. Once they determine their...
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Learning with Nature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Think outside the box - and think about education beyond the classroom walls - with a resource that has your critical thinkers watching a video about a nursery in Scotland that lets youngsters roam wild in a forest. Viewers reflect on...
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Pond Scum: Investigating Microorganisms

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Sometimes things can be hidden in plain sight. Assist your young biologists as they explore the hidden lives of microorganisms surviving in water. Pupils bring samples of water to class and view these under the microscope to witness the...
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Environmental Case Study: Hetch Hetchy Valley

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat is more important: building a new school or preserving a nature reserve? Keeping a natural area clean or providing clean drinking water to a city of millions? Young scholars weigh these questions—almost literally—using an...
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Nature or Nurture Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewEighteen questions ask pupils whether certain behavior or trait is based on nature or nurture. Scholars take a quiz, reflect on their answers, then challenge a friend or family member to complete it.
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Nature Bingo

For Teachers K - 6th
Hit the jackpot by playing nature bingo. Scholars go on a nature walk and record observations in their notebooks. They see how many types of trees and insects they observe and play a nature bingo game where they find different natural...
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Theodore Roosevelt's Outdoor Adventures

For Students 6th - 12th
Time for a virtual sightseeing trip. Pupils explore the Grand Canyon, Devil's Tower, and Yosemite Valley in an interactive online experience. They answer questions about the organisms in each location and draw conclusions based on their...
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On This Day: Yosemite National Park

For Students 7th - 12th
Yosemite National Park: Preserving nature's beauty for future generations. An engaging resource provides a series of video clips that shows the importance of creating national parks and the role of the government and US Forest Service....
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What Do You Know About Genetics?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Just what do you know about genetics? The online resource contains 10 questions about genetics. Scholars work through the questions ranging from what DNA stands for to how much of human DNA is similar to that of a fruit fly. Scholars...
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A Nature and Nurture Walk in Mendel Park

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We are what we make of ourselves ... sometimes. Learners play a game to come up with the answer to a riddle. The game consists of determining whether different scenarios are due to nature or nature and nurture. With each correct answer,...
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Big vs. Little - Macro to Micro Lesson 5

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
It is a long way from nano to macro. Learners examined the scale of measurement from macro to nano in the first four lessons of the five-part series. With the final installment, they review what they learned by classifying objects in one...
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Sensory Discovery Walk: Connecting With Your Place

For Teachers K - 6th
Take a blinded tour. Pairs take turns leading each other on a blindfolded exploration of the natural world and take stock of their surroundings using their remaining senses. After the tour, pupils try to map their paths and follow them...
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Tree Life

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The life of a tree is the focus of a packet consisting of several activities all covering a different subject. Second graders measure shadows, make pinecone critters, write poems, count rings, complete a word search, play tree tag, and...
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Parts of a Tree

For Teachers 1st Standards
Discover the parts of a tree and so much more with a packet of activities covering a range of subjects. First graders label practice pages, test their measuring and addition skills, explore books, dance, build 3-D trees, play games, give...
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Getting to Know Trees

For Teachers K Standards
Celebrate the beauty of trees with a packet full of activities designed to help kindergarteners get to know about their leafy nature friends. Covering a variety of subjects, scholars go on a nature hike, read Shel Silverstein's The...
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Sensory Discovery Walk

For Teachers K - 6th
Let your senses be your lead. Pairs of pupils blindfold their partners and then lead them around nature areas. They use their senses to find landmarks and create maps with their findings. Once they create their maps, they go back to the...
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Benefits of Connecting with Nature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Feel the healing effects of nature. Individuals learn about the benefits of nature using imagery. They begin by defining words to express how they feel emotionally and then practice using those words with hands-on activities. Once they...
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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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Let’s Go Outside

For Teachers K - 6th
Nature is good for the soul. The final lesson in the fine-part Family Nature Program series discusses the benefits of having an active connection with nature. Learners complete an imagery activity that relates nature to a calming...
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Biomimicry

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Nature often offers the best inspiration. Scholars learn about biomimicry and how humans often copy nature to create new products. They explore real-world examples such as including solar panels that mimic leaves, the texture of shark...
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The American Museum of Natural History: A Virtual Field Trip with Brian Selznick

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Author Brian Selznick takes scholars on a virtual field trip to New York City's American Museum of Natural History. Three stops to the Hall of North American Mammals, Mosquito Model, and Hall of Meteorites showcase prominent dioramas and...
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Gifted and Talented Enrichment Curriculum

For Teachers K - 6th
Looking to start or support a Gifted and Talented program? An 80-page packet outlines grade-leveled lessons in all subject areas as school district's Gifted and Talented enrichment curriculum.
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Biomes and Biomimicry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nature is an example of engineering brilliance. Learners use nature around them as their inspiration in a design challenge. Working in collaborative groups, they create adaptation stations that help humans acclimate to a specific severe...
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Design All Around Us

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use mother nature as the inspiration. Young scholars learn to appreciate the design aspects of nature in a guided activity. After finding natural examples of different design aspects, they create their own unique designs using nature as...
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The Young Naturalist

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Beginning with a brief history of our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, then followed by a discussion of his interest in nature, young scientists take to the outdoors to locate and observe local plants and insects. Scholars return to...
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Elementary–Module 2: Circular Economy and Nature

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How can people do their part to help protect the environment? Learners participate in an engaging jigsaw activity to discuss the causes and effects of pollution. Next, pupils develop their own innovative ideas to address an environmental...
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Nature + Philosophy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists often define their underlying assumptions, but not always from a philosophical approach. Viewers learn about the philosophy of science from three experts in various fields. They discuss how the perception of science changes as...
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Rattlesnakes

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
John Muir may be a friend to the natural world, but as a short reading passage confirms, he is no friend to rattlesnakes. As young readers learn about Muir's encounters with the dangerous creatures, they answer four comprehension...
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The Scientific Methods: Crash Course History of Science #14

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do we know what we know? Examine the asker of this, and many other questions, during the 14th installment in a 15-part History of Science video series. The narrator explains the important contributions made by Galileo, Bacon, and...
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Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Biology, cosmology, philosophy ... Plato and Aristotle had theories about them all! How did these ancient scholars shape the science of today? The third video in the History of Science series compares and contrasts the ideas of the famed...
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Why Is Blue so Rare in Nature?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why so blue? As it turns out, very few things in nature only reflect blue light! A short video from a comprehensive science playlist highlights the beautiful blues of butterflies, birds, and human eyes. The narrator shows how adaptations...
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Good Digital Citizenship Outdoors

For Students 6th - 12th
It's easy to miss the beauty of nature when one's focus is on technology. Don't make that mistake with help from a two-page reference sheet that provides eight tips for staying present when exploring the world around you.  
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Political Theory - Henry David Thoreau

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know that sometimes hermits come up with some of the most influential political ideas? The 10th video in a series of 13 covers Henry David Thoreau, a highly influential man who authored Civil Disobedience and lived a quiet,...
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Nature: Friend and Foe: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 4th Standards
If readers don't understand key portions of a text, it may seem more like a foe than a friend. The second resource in a series of three ESL lessons designed to accompany the texts in Nature: Friend or Foe makes the texts easier to...
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Nature: Friend and Foe: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 4th Standards
Breaking down words into syllables has two benefits: it improves vocabulary and it improves understanding of a text. The third and final resource in a series of materials designed to be used with Nature: Friend or Foe offers extra...
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Nature Observations Journal

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
A journal template makes observing nature a breeze. Super scientists identify an interesting object in nature, draw it, list its details, and compose a written descriptions of their artwork. 
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Rabbits and Wolves

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A change in a parameter can end in overpopulation. The resources gives pupils the opportunity to control the parameters of rabbits and wolves in a natural setting. Using the set parameters, the simulation runs and displays the population...
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Charles Darwin's Observations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did Charles Darwin become one of the most recognized names in biology? Introduce young naturalists to the early history of Darwin using a brief Fuse School Evolution video. The narrator discusses Darwin's beginnings as a theology...
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Can A Thousand Tiny Swarming Robots Outsmart Nature?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Kilobots, made from only $15 worth of parts, work together to achieve a group goal. The video explains how with a few simple lines of programming, these tiny robots tackle tasks in much the same way animals or cells have for centuries....
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Writing About Literature: Nature in the Writings of John Muir and Emily Dickinson

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
As an assessment of their skill in crafting a compare and contrast essay, class members read and compare the portrayals of nature in excerpts from naturalist John Muir's My First Summer in the Sierra and from poet Emily Dickinson's "The...
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19th Century Lessons for 21st Century Lives

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
The words of Henry David Thoreau on Civil Disobedience seem particularly relevant today, as are his writings and those of other transcendental thinkers who ask what it mean to live deliberately and what are the responsibilities of...
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Buffers, the Acid Rain Slayer

For Students 9th - 12th
Titrations are a great work-out routine; you get buffer. But what are buffers and where do they naturally occur? Watch this explanation to find out. Also included are a discussion of acid rain, carbonate buffering, composition of...
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Using Scientific Evidence to Make Community Decisions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Bring awareness to community planning issues with the help of two readings detailing Hurricane Floyd. After reading, scholars take part in a grand conversation about how the hurricane affected Greenville City and relate it to planning...
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Nature's Checks and Balances

For Teachers 5th Standards
Reinforce the concept of balance and imbalance within nature with the help of five activities and center rotations. Activities require scholars to read, complete graphic organizers, take part in hands-on learning opportunities, and...
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Hatchet

For Teachers 6th Standards
Accompany a novel study of Hatchet by Gary Paulson with a unit consisting of 16 lessons focused on physical and emotional survival. Reading the story along with a variety of informational texts, scholars compare and contrast reading...
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Fabulous Fibonacci and His Nifty Numbers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Fibonacci numbers are not only found in the classroom but also in nature. Explore the concept of Fibonacci numbers through a series of lessons designed to gain insight into the mathematical reasoning behind the number pattern, and spark...
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The Dirt on Decomposers

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What happens to all the waste created in nature? This is the focus of a video that explains how decomposers break down waste to be used as nutrients and turned into energy for other living organisms.
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Our World

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
There's a beautiful world all around us! Learn about the features of our planet with a series of activities designed for English learners. Kids sing, dance, and read about nature with fun lessons and interactive play.
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Wildlife Habitat Checklist

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Take a walk on the wild side with a project about animal habitats. After kids observe a chosen animal in its home, they describe the animal's food and water sources, shelter, and how it raises its young. They then write a short fictional...
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Section Two: Why is Biodiversity Important?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore soil, genetic traits, natural resources, and pollution in a series of lessons that focus on biodiversity. Kids complete experiments to learn more about the importance of varied genes and organisms in an ecosystem.
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Section One: What is Biodiversity?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Four intriguing and scientific activities invite learners to explore the natural resources of their town. The activities cover concepts such as genetic traits, organizing species in a taxonomy, the differences between different species...
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My Antonia: During Reading Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Home in on the quote on this page to explore setting, the author's and character's voices, and plot in Willa Cather's My Antonia. Pupils draw a picture of what is described in the quote, discuss the content, and make connections to their...
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Hexagonal Pattern of Beehives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young geometers and biologists investigate the math of nature in an activity that is just the bee's knees. Participants will study the tessellations of hexagons in a beehive, along with the natural rationale behind the specific shape....
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Alphabet Hike

For Students K - 5th Standards
Here's a simple activity with tons of potential! Take a stroll with your class and have them identify what they are feeling, smelling, seeing, or listening to using each letter of the alphabet.
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Color Bugs

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Bugs are creepy, crawly, and beautiful! Explore the world of colorful bugs with a presentation about bugs that are different colors. With red ladybugs, yellow caterpillars, and purple dragonflies, the presentation is sure to delight and...
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Colors of Nature

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The colors of nature are the most beautiful and vivid colors in the world. Show kids the ways that colors are striking and changing throughout different habitats with a set of images that feature two animals or plants for each color.
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Parts of a Tree

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Don't bark up the wrong tree with this set of cards! Seven cards present different parts of a tree, including a trunk, branches, and leaves. A great addition to your science or language arts lesson.
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Nature: Friend and Foe: Challenge Activities (Theme 6)

For Teachers 4th Standards
The teacher doesn't always have to be the expert in the classroom. The first in a series of three supplementary activities Nature: Friend or Foe uses hands-on research tasks and projects to enhance readers' understanding of non-fiction...
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Color Walk

For Teachers K Standards
How do colors in a garden help plants with different jobs? From bright colors attracting bees and other pollinators, to the changing color of leaves on a tree and creatures camouflaging, youngsters identify and explore the colors of a...