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Activities for students at home

A collection of resources for home or virtual exploration.

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-Ashley Alred, Education Program Leader

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Week 1 - Practicing the Skills of a Scientist

Learn how to explore the plants and animals that live around your home or neighborhood!

Worm Worlds

Grades 3-5 | Also suitable for K-2 students with older siblings or adult assistance

Discover where worms live in your own backyard!

Lesson plan | Lesson plan (pdf)


Quadrats & Questions

Grades 3-5

Explore the world that exists from a bug’s eye-view!

Lesson plan

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Nature Preserves: Is Bigger Better?

Grades 6-8 | Also suitable for grades 3-5 with assistance

Learn how to measure biodiversity in your own neighborhood!

Lesson plan

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Pitfall Trap Protocol

Create homemade traps to investigate insect populations in your yard.

Pitfall Traps (pdf)