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Category: Misc.
Tags: wildlife wildlife preservation wildlife conservation animal classification animal types list of endangered species endangered animal species

Easter Egg Games and Activities:

Endangered Animals Easter Eggs and other activities.

Learn about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, plants, ecosystems and habitats, and endangered species at the Arkive, a not-for-profit conservation initiative that is building a multimedia archive of the world’s species.

The site can be explored by topic or grade level (ages 5 - 18), and there are many learning kits and activity packs to download, some with PowerPoint presentations to introduce and explain topics. Some examples: 

Nocturnal AnimalsIncludes a PowerPoint presentation and game for matching animal sounds to correct animal pictures.

Animal ClassificationSeveral different presentations, worksheets and activity packs are available for this topic, including a Guess Zoo guessing game.

Animal Communication: Presentation on how animals communicate, and resources for researching a particular animal and creating a video report on how it communicates.

The site also has a games and puzzles page, and activities page with animal origami and mask crafts. 

More Egg Stuff

Egg Math : And links to free math instructional videos.

Egg Hunt: Webquest for researching egg cookery, egg safety, egg products, and specialty eggs.

Egg Lab: Egg Shell Geodes

Good Egg Project: Learn how eggs get from the farm to the table.

Jesus said, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die..."

John 11: 25 - 26

Plants, Flowers and Trees
Category: Science
Tags: parts of plants parts of flowers identifying trees

Free resources to supplement your study of plants, flowers, and trees, including interactives, free readers, and virtual forests and trips. 

Start with The Science of Soil which offers free lesson plans and interactives on the properties of soil. There are also hands-on activities, like measuring basic soil chemistry in your backyard, and videos on how different produce is grown.

To study plant processes, check out this interactive doc on photosynthesis and cellular respiration: 

The Great Plant EscapePresents information in six "case files" so that kids can solve the mysteries of plant life. Covers: parts of plants, life cycle of plants, soil, seeds, and plant reproduction. Each case file has several hands-on activities or experiments that can be done.

                                

 Photosynthesis: An interactive that     explains the process.

 Photonsynthesis Videos: From NeoK12; also has links to quiz games and puzzles   

Life of a Tree: Interactive 

Flower Parts: An interactive describing the parts of a flower and how flowers reproduce. Here's another one that mentions pollination.                       

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plant Reproduction: from Glencoe Life Science; 32 pages

MicroorganismsText and interactives that teach about fungi and algae

Free BrainPop MoviesThese cover: how flowering plants produce seeds; photosynthesis and respiration; gymnosperms and angiosperms

 

 

Dr. Arbor Talks Trees: Animated lessons about tree anatomy and identification. Includes teachers guide.

Take a walk in the forest and ID trees using this dichotomous key.

 

Spelling, Vocabulary and Language Arts Free Workbooks

The following is a list of McGraw-Hill and Glencoe free language arts resources: 

These McGraw-Hill Treasures Workbooks for Grades K - 6 include Reading, Spelling, and Grammar Practice Books.

These free Glencoe Spelling Power workbooks include over 30 weekly lists and lessons, progress charts, and unit reviews.

Glencoe Spelling Power Workbooks: Grades 6 - 12

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

These free Glencoe Vocabulary Power workbooks include 36 weekly lessons, unit reviews and tests.

Vocabulary Power Workbooks: Grades 6 - 12

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

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