There is a busy buzz of activity in any habitat constantly working to maintain a delicate balance for the health of every plant and animal that calls it home. Learn all about habitats in this multi-media curriculum!
Habitats are all around us. Look around, you’re in a habitat right now! Of course, your home is a habitat, but so is the community in which your home is located.
We’re not here to talk about our own habitat, though! Instead, let’s head out into the world and see wildlife habitats of all shapes and sizes! In 8 family-friendly lessons, you’ll learn:
- how plants and animals interact to keep a beautiful, healthy balance within a habitat
- the things that are necessary for any animal to survive in its habitat
- why predator and prey relationships are important
- how plants and animals find and use shelters
- things that endanger healthy habitats
- and lots more!
Through the engaging multi-media lessons, 1st-8th graders will build a knowledge base that will open their eyes to everything about habitats on future nature walks. They will be able to locate shelters, point out food and water sources for animals, notice whether or not plants are thriving, identify animal behavior, talk about plant and animal relationships, and determine warning signs for an unhealthy habitat.
The lessons are jam-packed with easily doable options for learning. You can easily pick and choose which activities work for your family, but you won’t be overwhelmed by too many choices. Just like habitats maintain a delicate balance, so do the lessons in this curriculum! Whether you choose to simply read the lesson and create the nature journal page or add any of the extra options, your children will know so very much about habitats by the end.
Use the habitat lessons as your science curriculum for part of a semester or as a supplement to what you’re already using during science. The curriculum works nicely during morning time, too! This topic fits in with any study of plants, animals, ecosystems or biomes, or even ecology.
- 34 pages
- Digital curriculum
- Appropriate for black and white printing
- Printing is not necessary
- Content suitable for charter schools
What is No Sweat Nature Study?
Have you ever wished for a nature study that simply didn’t require any outdoor time?
No packing of bags full of nature journals and sunblock.
No half-days spent driving to and from the nature trails.
No whining about the temperature that’s either too hot or too cold.
Well, it’s here.
The No Sweat Nature Study series allows you to teach nature-based lessons from the comfort of your home or classroom using an amazing variety of fresh resources that will make a deep scientific impact on your students.
Through the use of kid-friendly, hand-selected videos, websites, online images, and books, you can teach nature study topics to multiple ages in short bursts of time.
Wait. Some of you are die-hard fans of “real” nature study – the outdoor kind – and you’re wondering how this curriculum could be legit, aren’t you?
Trust me when I say I am all for getting outdoors for real-life nature study. In fact, nature walks have been a weekly habit around our house for years and years now – and they’ve made a huge difference in our homeschool.
Some people just don’t like getting outside, though. Others struggle with time, energy, health, or climate issues. Some are attempting to teach nature study in co-ops or classrooms without options to get outdoors frequently.
I want everyone to have the opportunity to study in-depth nature topics, and this curriculum is just about as close to real life nature walks as you can get without going outside.
But, don’t stop reading just yet my “real” nature study friend. YOU can benefit from this curriculum, too! It’s a great way to add some depth and understanding to things you’re already discovering in the field during your nature walks.
Whether your a fan of nature walks or not, you’ll find this series to provide you with a unique method to experience nature study!
- You get to choose exactly how much and what you study as you work through eight lessons.
- The activities are leveled for difficulty, while allowing you the opportunity to do more or less depending on the interests and abilities of your students.
- Whether you do a little or a lot from each lesson, rest assured that serious nature-based science will be learned.
This curriculum is perfect to add to a morning time routine. It’s also perfect to use once-a-week as a supplement to your regular science curriculum. If you choose to do all the lessons and really dig deep within each, you could use No Sweat Nature Study as your complete science curriculum for whichever topics you choose. How you choose to use it is really up to you!
Written with 1st-8th graders in mind, the topics are really very in-depth. Using kid-size terminology and resources, I think you’ll be surprised and excited about how much scientific information your students are able to absorb!
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