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Homes

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Where do birds? What about frogs? Learn about animal habitats with a series of worksheets. Each page is divided into quarters and shows an animal, a sentence about where the animal lives, and a blank space to draw their homes.
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Treatment Plants

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Young scientists explore nature's water treatment plants in this simple science demonstration. By placing a stalk of celery in a cup of water mixed with food coloring, children are able to observe how plants absorb nutrients and...
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Flight Dreams - Folding into Flight

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Combine measurement, following directions, physics, and art with one fun activity. Learners read a set of instruction to create three different kinds of paper airplanes. They measure, fold, and fly the planes, and record data and answer...
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Mystery Planet

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
What can one learn about a planet based on a small surface sample? Learners will explore artifacts from a mystery planet and see what they can determine about the planet based on the evidence in front of them. 
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Merry Maple Leaf

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Celebrate the beautiful colors of fall with this fun series of activities. After a nature walk to observe all the different colors and types of leaves, pupils head back into the classroom to complete a short poem and paint the included...
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Sense Walk

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
How lovely it is for little ones to observe the world of wonders with their five senses! Take them out and teach them to not just look with their eyes, but to smell, hear, touch, and even taste as they practice making observations.
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Five Senses Dice

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Engage young learners in exploring the five senses with this fun dice template. Including pictures of a mouth, ear, nose, hand, and eye, this resource allows children to demonstrate their knowledge of body parts and what they are used for.
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Maple Trees and Marmots

For Teachers K - 3rd
Kinesthetic activities simulate animal activity as the seasons progress in a lesson that introduces climate change to primary pupils. The kids role-play maple trees collecting what they need to survive, but as each year comes around, the...
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Desert Animal Sorting

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
What makes certain animals better suited for desert life than others? Explore the differences between desert and non-desert animals with this picture sorting activity. Be sure to print the worksheet in color so students can observe and...
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Old McDonald Dice

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Old McDonald had a...die with different barnyard animals on it! This fun template will put a new spin on the classic children's song by letting the roll of a die determine which verse to sing next. Consider printing the dice on card...
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Thirstin's Wacky Water Adventure

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Make a splash with young scientists as you teach them all about water using this activity packet. Thirstin, a cartoon glass of water, walks children through the water treatment process, teaches them about different sources of water, and...
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Aquifer in a Cup

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Young scientists create their very own aquifers in this science lesson on ground water. After learning about how some people get their drinking water from underground wells, young learners use sand, modeling clay, and aquarium rocks to...
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What’s the Smallest Thing You Know?

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Elementary learners listen to a story, then sort objects from largest to smallest at six different stations around the classroom. Adaptable for a large range of age and ability groups. 
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Scale Models

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
With instructions to adapt the activities for any grade K-12, any teacher can incorporate the concept of scale into the classroom with a simple, yet effective lesson.
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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Students then use the provided...
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Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
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Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions...
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Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by...
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Adopt a Schoolyard Tree

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Help young scientists connect with nature and learn about trees with a fun life science lesson. Heading out into the school yard, children choose a tree to adopt, taking measurements, writing descriptions, and drawing sketches of it in...
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Backyard Rocks

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
You don't have to travel far to learn about rocks, just step outside, pick up a stone, and begin investigating. After taking a class walk around the school grounds collecting rocks, young scientists practice their skills of observation...
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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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Burn Rubber

For Students 1st - 6th
This teeny activity quickly demonstrates how friction produces heat. The handout is designed as an at-home experiment, but having kids do it in class as part of your lesson on friction ensures that everyone will get to experience it. 
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Bending Light

For Students 2nd - 8th
Astound your aspiring physicists with a simple demonstration of refraction. They watch as you allow a stream of water to spray out of a hole in an aluminum can. Then, as you shine a light down from the top opening, its path follows and...
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Baseball Moon

For Students 1st - 5th
Model the phases of the moon, using your head as Earth. This is a pertinent exercise in helping astronomers understand why the moon appears to change over a month's time. Assign it to them as homework and then ask them to write in their...