Who doesn’t love a nature walk around a pond?
Both in quiet peacefulness and in busy boisterousness, a trip to a pond is always well worthwhile. Ponds are not only peaceful by nature, but they are teaming with busy, abundant animal and plant life to observe and learn from as well. Don’t miss out on time spent observing these amazing freshwater ecosystems!
You can choose from more than 40 creative nature walks that can keep you busy all year long. You’ll observe the water’s edge, peer across the surface of the water, and even find out what’s in the water.
- Draw maps.
- Count insects.
- Measure water depths.
- Collect and compare plants.
- Determine a pond’s health.
- Identify animals.
- Discover signs of animals you can’t see.
- Examine erosion.
- and much, much more!
If you don’t have easy access to a pond for the outdoor lessons, consider nearby parks, zoos, or nature preserves. Many of these will have at least a small pond for you to observe.
Back at home, choose from more than 60 hands-on activities and fun research-based projects to learn more about ponds, pond plants, and pond animals.
Observe pond water under a microscope and identify microscopic creatures.
Complete a cross-section mural of a pond.
Make a pond food chain.
Write a story about one of the critters you observed on your nature walk.
Classify pond animals in the animal kingdom.
Compare fresh and salt water ecosystems.
Learn about photosynthesis in pond plants.
Create a diagram of a pond’s life cycle.
And, these are just a few of the lessons!
You’ll have just as much fun inside as out!
Ponds make great places for studying all sorts of nature topics. Peaceful Ponds will help you thoroughly cover plant, animal and insect life in and around ponds, as well as learn about various pond types and their impact in our world.
You won’t want to skip this study with all the exciting activity ideas and 15 notebooking pages!
I haven’t met a kid yet who doesn’t love a trip to the pond. You can really use that excitement to learn so very much about the world of science – especially topics of earth science or general biology!
62 pages, digital curriculum