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Exploring Nature Educational Resource:

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

Why Every School Should Have an Exploringnature.org Subscription

Resources Available:

• 5,000 pages of life science, Earth science, physical science, biology, anatomy, and ecology for K-12 lesson development, sub plans, and student research.

• 10,000 vibrantly illustrated science models, posters and other visual aids.

• Science activities, experiments, investigations, movies, games and worksheets.

• Instructions for how to draw animals, make habitat murals, develop dioramas, create posters, nature trails, trail maps and guides.

• Test bank, glossary and Next Generation of Science Standards resources listed by grade.

Some Ways to Use Exploring Nature:

1) Prepare science units, inquiry and model making activities, remedial lessons, testing, and sub plans.

2) Provide visual aids to enhance comprehension and help with ESL students and low level readers.

3) Use drawing, labeling, coloring, hidden habitat, and word search activities to help develop student motor skills, hand-eye coordination, to reinforce science lessons and vocabulary.

4) Teaches students to cite online research using official Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Citations.

5) Provides vetted science content online that students can use from home for homework and research.

6) A source for step by step instruction in the development of murals, dioramas, gardens, informational posters and educational nature trails.

7) Help unpack and integrate Next Generation Science Standards, including illustrated standards posters.

8) Access to Exploring Nature's artwork for your educational projects. Ask about a complimentary license for subscribers only.

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A Sampling of Habitats and Biomes Resources:
Introduction to Biomes and Habitats
Antarctica, Deciduous Forest,
African Savannah, Florida Everglades
African Grassland Food Web Puppet Show (Pre-K- Grade 2)
Draw an Aardvark
Zoo Field Trip Resources

A Sampling of Animal Resources:
Animals of the World Index
Aardvark, Bullfrog, Ostrich, Great White Shark, Iguana
Match the Birds to Their Food
Matching Animals to Their Class
Matching Animals to Their Tracks
Animal Traits Matching
What Will I Be When I Grow Up? Matching
All About Mammals - Lecture
Bug Hunt, Identification and Drawing
Count and Tally - Birds
Coral Reef Coloring Page
Ostrich Coloring Page
Animal Diets: Print-Copy-Cut-Paste

A Sampling of Physical Science Resources:
Electricity Role Play

A Sampling of Ecology and Earth Science:
Rain Making Activity - The Water Cycle
Adaptation - What is it?
Adaptation in the School Yard
Food Webs - The Nutrient Cycle

Recycling Game - Can it Be Recycled?
The Atmosphere
Changing Seasons

A Sampling of Plant Resources:
Photosynthesis - A Demonstration
Photosynthesis Investigation
What Grows Here? Inquiry-based Plant Activity
Coniferous Tree Identification Activity
Tree Identification - Using a Dichotomous Key for Conifers

A Sampling of Human Body (Anatomy) Resources:
Body Actions
Cell Organelles
Cellular Respiration
Pulmonary Circulation
Digestive System Overview
Chromosomes, Genes and Traits
Alveoli, Alveoli ducts, Respiratory Bronchioles (Respiratory Zone)
An Introduction to Skeletal System - The Bones and What They Do
Hearing and the Structure of the Ear
Connective Tissue

A Sampling of the Test Bank:
Blood Flow Through the Heart – Multiple Choice

Amphibians – Multiple Choice Test
African Rainforest - Multiple Choice
Organelle Matching

Name the Phase of the Moon

All Next Generation Science Standards Resources:
NGSS Life Science Standards for 3-5 Grade Illustrated Posters

Why Every School Should Have an Exploringnature.org Subscription
Why Every School Should Have an Exploringnature.org Subscription

Citing Research References

When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).

When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.

Here is an example of citing this page:

Amsel, Sheri. "Why Every School Should Have an Exploringnature.org Subscription" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2017. February 25, 2017
< http://www.exploringnature.org/db/view/4667 >

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