Lessons

Education that Excites

Whether you’re teaching kindergarten or high school, we have lessons for kids of all ages. Click the classroom category that best applies to you, then read over the lesson summaries and download your favorites!

Grades K-2
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Animal Attractors: Seed Bombs
Seed Bombs K-2

Children learn how and why to attract native pollinators to their outdoor space by making seed bombs.

Backyard Birds
Backyard Birds 2014 K-2

Children will experience life as a backyard bird and discover ways that we can help birds that live in our own backyards.

Creative Writing
Creative Writing K-2

This activity is used to help students with their handwriting and creativity skills.  This activity can be used for print or cursive handwriting (if applicable).

Recycled Animal Craft
Recycled Materials Animals K-2

Children will explore ways to recycle “junk” to help animals by keeping the earth clean and beautiful.

Grades 3-5
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Conservation Connections
Conservation Connection Lesson Plan 3-5

Animals need food, water, shelter, and space (and to find each other for breeding) to survive in their habitat. If the key components of an animal’s habitat are altered or removed, it can have negative effects on the animal and even an entire species.

Dynamic Decomposers
Dynamic Decomposers 3-5

Decomposers aren’t usually the most featured part of a food web but they connect the food chain and keep the nutrient and energy cycle flowing.

Grades 6-8
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Estimating Wildlife Densities
Estimating Wildife Densities lesson plan - 6-8

If you hope to study and learn more about a certain species, it will be helpful to know how many there are in the area you want to study.

Hellbenders
Hellbender Math Activity 6-8

Hellbenders face many dangerous predators, but their biggest enemy isn’t a wild animal – it’s us.

High School
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Animal Behavior
Animal Behavior Lesson Plan - high school

What is animal behavior?  The study of animal behavior is the scientific study of everything that animals do, whether the animals are single-celled organisms, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, humans, or other mammals.

Creative Writing
Creative Writing - high school

This activity is used as an introduction to writing a research based paper.  There are two different prompts that can be utilized for the student’s topic.

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