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72 reviewed resources for national wildlife federation

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It's a Green Revolution: An Introduction to Eco-Schools USA

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Eco-schools is a project of the National Wildlife Federation and empowers schools to manage their schools with a green focus. Scholars work to define environment and sustainability and springboard this into learning the eight pathways...
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Design a Wildlife Habitat-Habitat Detective

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss ways people have changed landscapes and how this effects wildlife. They map the area around their school and keep a journal of wildlife they see. They predict how to preserve the wildlife they see for future generations.
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore Marjory Stoneman Douglas and her contribution to the ecosystems and National Parks.
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Who's in Charge of This Animal?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study wildlife management and identify the appropriate government agencies that are in charge. They examine different wildlife management techniques. They write a letter showing interest in the activities of one of the...
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Backyard Habitats

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify habitat elements. They create a habitat in a backyard, on a balcony, at a workplace, or in a schoolyard and provide the four basic requirements of wildlife survival (food, water, cover, and places to raise young). They...
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The Future of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students research the governments role is preserving the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They discuss the proponents and the opponents side of the issue.
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Biodiversity on Ninepipe Reservoir

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders complete a unit about the biodiversity at the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge. They view a video, conduct an interview with a tribal wildlife biologist and a federal wildlife biologist and compare the two, collect and...
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Whose Rite Is It?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The class explores and debates, from multiple perspectives, a petition to allow Hopi Indians to take golden eagle hatchlings from a federal wildlife sanctuary for use in a religious ceremony. Pupils defend their personal views on the...
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Wildlife Burrows

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Burrowing animals are busy! Get your middle school ecologists busy as well by having them create a scale model of a burrowing population. They also design a PowerPoint or poster to explain their models. 
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Massive Migrations

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is an exciting exploration of a fascinating topic for your emerging ecologists: bird migration! They begin by visiting the US Fish & Wildlife Service website to discover which Arctic birds come to their areas. They are assigned...
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Pond Life

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Environmental explorers create an experiment related to ponds and then present their finding to the class. This resource is extremely open-ended. It needs more concrete objectives and procedures for meeting them.
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An Inconvenient Truth in the Classroom

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Global warming — what a hot topic! A thorough unit challenges learners to research, read, explore, and write about carbon, its role and increasing nature in our atmosphere, and how global warming is affecting lives and environments...
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Massive Migrations

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Turn your students into flocks of migratory birds for this fun lesson on animal migration. Prior to the activity, the teacher creates four different migration routes in the classroom or any available open space, labeling nesting...
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Wheel of Trouble

For Teachers 1st - 4th
While teaching about endangered species, you can incorporate this activity as a take-home reminder of what is threatening the sea turtle population. It is one of those paper plate projects in which a wedge is cut out to reveal a picture...
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Penguin Fun Facts

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What's black and white and can dive up to 1,800 feet under water? That's right, penguins! Learn this and many other amazing facts about these unique birds with this handy reference sheet.
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Links in the Chain of Life

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using the prairie dog community as an example, middle school ecologists examine the food web. Pairs of learners take one species in the community and research its role in the ecosystem. They share their findings with the rest of the...
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Waterdrops

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this environment activity, students read an article about water drops and the nature center. They pretend that they are going to a nature center and write what they would hope see there. Students also identify living things and...
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Changing With the Tide

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research and they role-play the behavior of plants and animals in a salt marsh habitat as the tides change.
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Martha Who?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore how the number and types of organisms an ecosystem can support depends on the resources available and on abiotic factors, such as quantities of light and water, a range of temperatures, soil composition. They are...
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Watch the Birdie

For Teachers K - 8th
Pupils complete a six-week unit on North American birds. They conduct research, develop fact sheets, create labeled bird drawings, write a dictionary of bird vocabulary words, create a Concentration game, and observe birds in their...
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The Awful Eight

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the concept of a carpool and its contributions to either reducing or increasing air pollution. They conduct research using a variety of resources for background information. The information is used to write a play...
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Ranger Rick's Tracking Frogs

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Ranger Rick's tracking frogs learning exercise, students find a pond, observe and record what signs of frogs they can see or hear.
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Points of View in Nature

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this points of view in nature worksheet, students choose two points of view for a nature observation then draw a picture or take of photo for each, and write a caption.
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Wonderful Whales

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Primary marine biologists consider the largest living animals on Earth, the whales. Introduce them to general anatomy, unique adaptations, and behaviors. Teach them to sing a song that will help them remember some of these facts....