Nature Study and Science Resources

General Science

Dianna Aston Teacher's Guide -PDF; This guide covers all of the books in her A(n) _ is _ series, such as An Egg is Quiet or A Nest is Noisy.  

 

Ornithology

 

Cornell's Coloring Book of Birds PDF

Cornell's Bird Guide

The Birds of America Audubon- Google Book

Audubon's Birds of America- Coloring Book Dover- for purchase

 
Astronomy
 
Constellation Maps
Planets -Color and Label
Space & Astronomy Coloring Pages
 
Marine Biology

 

Food Chain -from Understanding the Sea -this book is part of Marine Biology: Companion Album

Carl Linnaeus-Free poster of Carl Linnaeus

Diatoms-Coloring Page and Craft from Ellen McHenry's site-PDF

Diatoms Coloring Sheet-Coloring Page-PDF

Photosynthesis-Free poster of Photosynthesis from Kids Discover w/account

Scholastic StudyJams!-Short videos with topics pertaining to our study of Marine Biology: Photosynthesis; The Kingdoms of Life and Plant Adaptations

Thirstin's Water Cycle-Requires Flash; Interactive 

Ebb and Flow-Optional: Art activity from Crayola

Monterey Bay Aquarium-Excellent animal cards, coloring pages, etc.

National Geographic-Short videos on Ecological Relationships

Marine Life Guide- PDF -used as a reference

 

Botany

 

The First Book of Botany  by Eliza A. Youmans

Leaf Schedule

Stem Schedule

Inflorescence Schedule

Flower Schedule

Classification

 

Are We Losing the Science of Taxonomy?

Classifying Life NOVA Interactive

Germination Stencils  PDF Ellen J McHenry website

Taxonomy  Study.com

Entomology

Why do honeybees love the hexagon shape? -TedEd-short video clip. Be sure to watch this only after completing the hexagon activity-otherwise it will give away answers meant to be self-discovered.

Interactive Educational Sites: Insects and Bugs Theme

 

 

Weather

Thirstin's Water Cycle: Interactive Water Cycle  from the EPA-Requires Flash. Here is another link for it from NASA: Precipitation Education

Water Cycle Coloring Page

Lightning Safety PDF or Here

Printable Pattern Blocks  Used with Snowflake  Geometry

 

Eyes and No Eyes by Arabella Buckley contains 6 books including:

Wild Life in Woods and Fields, By Pond and River, Plant Life in Field and Garden, Birds in the Air, Trees and Shrubs and Insect Life