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Darwin and Natural Selection

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
A presentation on Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection could be a good addition to your biology class. It provides general information about how animals adapt to their surroundings, as well as how organisms create more...
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Temperate Rainforest in the Pacific Northwest

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Explore the amazing temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. Your class starts by investigating the animals and plants of the Northwest, specifically Washington, and then research an animal population common to the area. In small...
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Recycling

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Knowing what can be recycled or reused and what has to be thrown away is difficult for children. This conservation lesson teaches young learners to distinguish between different kinds of waste by first sorting through used classroom...
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Recycling

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Raise young children's environmental awareness with this early elementary recycling lesson. After discussing garbage and the importance of recycling, students perform a variety of activities that explore different ways of recycling and...
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Did You Know?

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito? Learn about mosquitoes and why they need water, nectar, and blood to survive with an informative worksheet. Then, write a few paragraphs explaining what a mosquito is to a space alien.
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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 activity 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...