Grade 6-Grade 8
"Most animals (including people) use “body language” as well as sound and smell in order to communicate with one another. Here are some of the ways animals express themselves."
Become a Red Panda Ranger
This website reflects research on the red panda and their conservation efforts. Among the many resources, this program allows students to complete tasks to earn a Red Panda Ranger certificate. This is fun way to encourage students to learn about the red panda...
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout shows how beekeeping could add excitement to your classroom, opening a window to the hidden world of the honeybee. Observation beehives allow students to observe the industrious work and life cycle of...
Come Back, Salmon - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book
NAD Pathways Grade 4 selection for Theme 6: Environment. How a group of dedicated kids adopted Pigeon Creek and brought it back to life.
Cooperation in Insect Societies: Chemical Communication
Grade 6-Grade 8
"Like all other social insects, ants live in social groups. This has lead to the evolution of several unusual adaptations of which a highly sophisticated chemical communication system is one."
Discovery of Sound in the Sea
Learn about marine mammals and invertebrates, fish and other marine life through photos and short descriptions, as well as an audio gallery of whale and ocean sounds.
Earth Day Network - Lesson Plans and Materials
Climate Education Week curriculum for k-12. Learn all about climate science.
Endangered Species - A Tiger's Tail
Grade 4-Grade 6
The purpose of this interdisciplinary faith-based unit "is to teach our students about what it takes to save just one species, what man has done to cause the problems tigers are having, and what each of them can do to help save these beautiful animals....
Fouling Community Study at TVA
Grade 9-Grade 10
Most objects placed in the ocean will become covered with marine organisms after a period of time. Students of Tualatin Valley Academy placed cinder blocks in Yaquina Bay by Newport, Oregon. A year later students identified over thirty different species living...
Monterey Bay Aquarium
To inspire conservation of the oceans, this aquarium's website includes facts and history, interactive timeline, statements and maps, oceanography club information for students, volunteer and job opportunities, information about conservations and research,...
National Climate Service
From the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration find data, graphs, educational materials, videos and more about climate, climate research, trends, and more from around the world.
Neuroscience for Kids: Biological Rhythms
Grade 3-Grade 12
"There are daily rhythms to many of our physiological functions and activities....our sleep, body temperature, alertness, neurotransmitter levels, etc." Learn more, with simple experiments, at this site.
Peace Corps Resources for Educators
Lesson plans and stories for teachers from the Peace Corps.
Polar Bears International - Polar Bear Facts and Information
Grade 5-Grade 8
The central educational resource on polar bears worldwide includes facts about polar bears habitat, motion, bear attacks, in zoos, myths and misconceptions, hunting seals, hibernation, bathing habits, sleep, and more.
Grade 7-Grade 9
An integrated unit providing students an opportunity to: consider the causes and effects of pollution; identify the effect of sin on creation; and recognize their role in the preservation of the environment.
Chicago's aquarium, largest indoors in US, includes facts and information about its large variety of fresh water and ocean life.
The Humpback Whale Migration Game
Humpback whales are found in oceans worldwide. They hold the record for the longest migration among mammals. Play the MIGRATION GAME to find out more about humpback whales and how you can help protect them. Find more information on the full Hawaiian Islands...
Under the Ice - A Marine Biologist at Work - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book
NAD Pathways Grade 7 selection for Theme 6: Environment. Follows the author, a marine biologist who has researched some of the most dangerous underwater environments in the Arctic and Antarctic, as she shows how pollution affects the delicate worlds under...
Where Robins Fly and Why
Grade 1-Grade 3
This picture book gives an introduction to the life of a robin; beautiful color photography.