leopard, tiger, panda, fox, bear, cougar

Exploring Nature Educational Resource

Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

Coloring Pages

Coloring Pages

Coloring is a way to get to know an animal's shape and characteristics. It's fun too! Choose from more than 450 animals, plants and habitats below.

National Science Standards


New Generation of Science Standards (NGSS)

Disciplinary Core Ideas

LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
• There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water. (2-LS4-1)

ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
• Designs can be conveyed through sketches, drawings, or physical models. These representations are useful in communicating ideas for a problem’s solutions to other people. (secondary to 2-LS2-2)

Performance Expectations

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

2-LS2-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.[Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.]