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 Animals and Plants is a way to get to know their shape and characteristics and it's fun too!

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.]