Exploringnature.org is an online science education resource for K-12 that can be accessed at school or at home on desktop computers, chromebooks, smartboards, ipads and iphones.
School subscriptions provide IP authorization, so students (and teachers) do not have to sign in to use the site at school.
• 6,000 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) Use resources in virtual platforms, e.g. Google Classroom.
7) A source for step by step instruction in the development of murals, dioramas, gardens, informational posters and educational nature trails.
8) Help unpack and integrate Next Generation Science Standards, including illustrated standards posters.
9) Access to Exploring Nature's artwork for your educational projects. Ask about a complimentary license for subscribers only.
*Use the PDF at bottom to print out the flyers and share them with your school administration.
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 >.
Amsel, Sheri. "About Exploring Nature's Resources" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2021. January 16, 2021
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