| Raccoons in the Corn
Description:Raccoons love to investigate. In this unit study we will be investigating the lives of raccoons with both fiction and non-fiction books, sensory table explorations and even a visit from a wild raccoon.
Let Bobby Coon teach you about life on the Green Meadow and find out what threatens the farmer's corn crop.
Put on your masks and uncover the kernels of learning...
|All About Birds
Description:Comprehensive information on North American birds including a bird guide, identification tips, and conservation programs. Introduction to birding and gear tips.
Description:Backyard Nature-Nature basics about wildlife, habitat, gardening and nature travel at California beaches, mountains and urban habitat.
|Birding Tips for All Seasons
Description:Here are a few techniques for enjoying the fun of birding. Most are things you can do in your own back yard. Although we've sorted them by season, several of these tips are useful any time of year.
|Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Description:The Butterfly Pavilion combines science education with hands-on fun to teach visitors about invertebrates, science and conservation.
Description:The complete website for butterfly lovers, gardeners, teachers, students, and farmers. Butterfly clip art, inspirational stories, butterfly gardening, wildlife gardening, educational articles, butterflies and moths in the news, ecology links, conservation links, and much more.
|Classification of Reptiles
Description:This is a reptile database. You will need to know the scientific name for the reptile you want to research. You can search by genus, family, species or location. There are many gaps in the database, but work is ongoing.
|Create Your Own Nature Journal
Description:4 pages to download from Ranger Rick that include instructions and pages for a nature journal.
|Dragonfly Web Pages
Description:Dragonfly is a magazine published bimonthly by the National Science Teachers Association. On the ice and snow page learn about ice and snow, find out what life is like in Antarctica from Diane Edwards, a scientist working in Antarctica, and make your own virtual snowflake. There are also pages for the following topics: tools, camouflage, webs of life, animal communication, skeletons, flight, and trees.
Description:eNature.com is owned and operated by the National Wildlife Federation, publishers of the well known children's magazines, Ranger Rick and Our Big Backyard. eNature.com is a huge site offering many resources for those interested in nature study. Online field guides are available featuring more than 4800 species covering birds, mammals, fish, wildflowers, trees, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, insects, seashore creatures, and more. You'll also find a Native Plant Guide, Local Guides keyed to zip code that offer a photographic guide to local wildlife, more zip code keyed guides called ZipGuides for threatened and endangered species and poisonous and dangerous species. You can Ask an Expert, learn about backyard habitat, send an e-card, get quick information on national and state parks, use the Sky Guide to get sky maps of the visible constellations, stars, and planets. You'll want to explore this site thoroughly. It is resource rich and impossible to describe in a short blurb.
Description:Around the world and in our backyards, forests play an important role in our lives. Foresters and other land managers face many challenges as demands on forests grow. What happens in forests, why do we need them and how should we manage them? Explore these questions in the Pacific Northwest, the home of some of the world's most productive forests.
|Handbook of Nature Study
Description:One family's online nature journal using Anna Comstock's book Handbook of Nature Study as their textbook and the great outdoors as their classroom. Includes the Outdoor Hour Challenges-Weekly assignments to go with the Handbook of Nature Study.
Description:This is a web links page. It claims to be the most complete herpetology directory available on the web.
|Kids' Quest-Adventures in the Rainforest
Description:This site has a rainforest theme, but also has activities and information useful for those interested in child evangelism, missions, and creationism. A question and answer section, coloring book pages from the Bible, sound clips, videos, crossword puzzles, word searches, and a section that discusses the people of the rainforest.
Description:Monarch Watch is a cooperative network of students, teachers, volunteers and researchers dedicated to the study of the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus and its spectacular fall migration.
Description:Children's wildlife club and website with FREE downloads, games and resources. At school and home - nature for kids!
|Normal Winters Website
Description:Find out more about wind chill and play with the snowflake face.
|Orkin Learning Center
Description:Everything you ever wanted to know about pests! Plus, a look at what’s happening in your neighborhood. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Ask The Orkin Man™ or review frequently asked bug questions.
|Outdoors with Nature
Description:Information and activities for getting children out enjoying, exploring, and learning about nature.
|Questions and Answers About Snow
Description:All About Snow was developed to provide you with a wealth of information about snow. Visit our Question and Answer section, Q & A, where you will find answers to the snow questions that we have received. For fun and interesting bits of trivia, visit our Facts section. The Snow Gallery contains historic photos of blizzards and snow from the National Weather Service.
|Safari Touch Tank
Description:Click on sea animals and plants in a virtual aquarium tank and learn about them.
|Sea World/Busch Gardens
Description:Animal resources, career information, educational programs, educational resources, park information.
|Stein's Virtual Insectary
Description:Just like insect zoos and butterfly gardens, you've found a unique place to study and observe a few insects. The Virtual Insectary not only provides images of some common insects, but includes information on the foods which they eat as well as the habitats where they can be found.
|Steve's Ant Farm
Description:A web cam looking at an ant farm.
|The Bug Club
Description:The Bug Club is a club devoted to young people and the "Young at heart" who find insects and other creepy crawlies interesting and even fascinating.
|The Christmas Bird Count
Description:More than 50,000 observers participate each year in this all-day census of early-winter bird populations. The results of their efforts are compiled into the longest running database in ornithology, representing over a century of unbroken data on trends of early-winter bird populations across the Americas. Simply put, the Christmas Bird Count, or "CBC", is citizen science in action.
|The Great Plant Escape
Description:"Help detective LaPlant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life." There are six cases to choose from. The Case Brief lists key ideas and goals. The Facts of the Case gives information such as the life cycle of plants, parts of a plant, or how to grow plants indoors. Each case includes two to three mysteries which check your recall of the facts you?ve just read about. You?ll also find an activity that requires you to use your new knowledge. Some cases include a Food Connection that introduces information about plants as food. The site includes a glossary, green links, a place to ask questions, and a teacher?s guide with more information, tips, and resources. The many cute animations and clean layout make it a fun, easy to use site.
Description:A homeschool family in Alaska, the Teel's have a great website with a snow activities page. You can download all their activities, a reading list and a Binky puppet in Adobe .pdf format. You can download the Adobe Reader that allows you to use the file free by following a link from the Teel?s site. Their website also includes resources on Alaska, polar bears and walruses, and trees.
Description:Share an actual research voyage that other students have taken. Read their logs and use the data they collected for your own projects. The Satellite Tagging Observation Program allows you to follow tagged marine mammals, such as: right whales, blue whales, humpback whales, bowhead whales and seals, with the New England Aquarium. Other activities include navigation, water testing, plankton tow and analysis, data collection, photo identification of whales, and others.
|What Tree Is It?
Description:You see an unknown tree. Or perhaps have found part of a tree, and you want to know from what kind of tree it came. Often, you can identify an unknown tree by just one part, such as a leaf or a fruit.
This web site will lead you through qualities of leaves and fruits from the common trees of Ohio. You will work your way through these choices by selecting images that more closely resemble your sample.
|What's That Snake
Description:This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Of these 30 kinds of snakes only three are poisonous and dangerous to people and domestic animals. We also have included one species of poisonous snake that does NOT live in Ohio, the Water Moccasin.
|Wild Bird Centers of America Links for Birders
Description:This well laid out site has the following sections: societies, clubs, and associations; government agencies; general birding sites; wildlife and conservation sites; usenet newsgroups; and references, books and magazines.
|Wild Eyed Alaska: Gull Island in Kachemak Bay
Description:The Pratt Museum has installed four video cameras on Gull Island in Kachemak Bay in Alaska which visitors to the Pratt Museum can manipulate remotely to view island wildlife. The site allows you to view six video clips taken by these cameras using RealPlayer.
|Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - K-12 Education Resources
Description:The mission of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) encompasses research and higher education. However, the institution does, as appropriate to its mission, contribute to local, state, and national efforts for K-12 science and mathematics education.