Exploring outdoors is a great way to engage students in science investigation. Give them a list of animals to find over several days to keep their minds focused on looking, wondering and asking questions. Then ask them to connect those animals with their taxonomic group to put their knowledge to work.
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.
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Amsel, Sheri. "Backyard Animals - Outdoor Inquiry (Grade 3-5)" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2022. December 8, 2022
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