Follows a Tanzanian family through the African grasslands as they count the animals they see, from one leopard to ten elephants; includes information about Tanzania and Swahili names and numbers. NAD Pathways Grade 1 selection for theme 6: Environment. A
What are Mammals? Unit Plan
"The function of this lesson is to engage students in activities that help them understand basic characteristics of mammals. Students will be able to differentiate between wild and tame animals, explain how to classify mammals into groups based on common...
What is an Insect? Lesson Plan
"The children will:
What Structural Challenges Do Bridge Builders Face Today?
Grade 7-Grade 8
- describe an insect as having three body parts and six legs
- tell how insects are different and similar
- identify six different insects
- tell how insects are helpful and harmful
- sequence the development...
"This PBL project follows up an introduction of key terms found in Unit 3 of Explore God’s World on
Forces and Motion. Students have applied these terms by completing a research planner on the topic of Suspension Bridges...In this project students...
Where Robins Fly and Why
Grade 1-Grade 3
This picture book gives an introduction to the life of a robin; beautiful color photography.
Coming to America WebQuest
Grade 5-Grade 8
Coming to America, considered the land of opportunity, was the dream of thousands of immigrants. America was the answer. Take a trip back in time to study the people and situations which influenced their decision to leave everything behind to come to America....
Elementary PE Activities - DVDs and Manual for K-2
Looking for an easy-to-use physical education (PE) program for young children? The creative physical activities presented in this DVD set were chosen with elementary classroom teachers, childcare providers, youth leaders, and home-school parents in mind. Children...
Five Senses Lesson Plan
A lesson plan for a follow-up activity after teaching the five senses. Students make a popcorn booklet describing the process of making popcorn as experienced with their teacher.
Flying Wild - Bird Conservation
"Flying WILD, a program of the Council for Environmental Education, introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation...
God's Grace - Christ Our Life WebQuest
Grade 5-Grade 8
This WebQuest corresponds with the Christ Our Life Bible curriculum. Tasks include designing a travel brochure and making a Prezi (a cloud-based, virtual presentation), both about Heaven.
Home Makeover Unit
In this complete math unit, "students will learn how to solve for area and perimeter of squares, triangles, and circles. They will apply this knowledge in the practical setting of building or redoing a home." Learning experiences include videos,...
Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration
Grade 1-Grade 12
The Journey North project seeks to engage students in global study of wildlife migration and seasonal changes. Through this interactive program, students are able to connect and collaborate with over 493,000 of their peers worldwide as together they track...
Journey to the Solar System Lesson Plan
"In this unit students will discover key characteristics of the sun and planets and their position in the solar system. They will also have the opportunity to learn about astronauts and some of the 'vehicles' used for space travel. The students will use...
This site was designed to teach young and old about the wonders of birds. There are many interactive activities as well as material for teachers.
Lego Digital Designer
Leonardo DaVinci Homepage
Grade 4-Grade 8
The LEGO® Digital Designer 1.6 (the Software) can be downloaded free for both PC and Mac platforms. Visit the educators page
for ideas on how to stimulate creativity, and engage learners in problem-solving...
Interactive website for students dealing with the life and works of Leonardo DaVinci. There are content pages, interactive elements, and hands-on activities. Lesson plans invite students to explore DaVinci's world and creations and then try some of their own....
Look Up - Birds Lesson Plan
"The children will:
- Identify 5 different birds
- Describe their food, where they nest, type of beak and feet
- Name a characteristic that distinguishes birds from other living things
- Tell one way how birds help people
This site presents a historical overview of man's understanding of magnetism. It presents major scientists and their contributions to magnetic science. Descriptions are fairly simple and easy to understand for students. Can be used with NAD science text 'Discover...
MathMol Molecular 3-D Images Online
MathMol (Mathematics and Molecules) is an introductory starting point for those interested in the field of molecular modeling.
You may need to change your security settings in Java in order to access this website. Go to Java, then "Configure Java",...
Meet the Tiger Lesson Plan
"This unit is designed as a follow up to the story 'Saving the Tigers' in the 3rd grade Reading Curriculum. The students are to become acquainted with tigers and the idea of saving tigers from extinction. The activities will take place in a learning center...
Minnesota Birds Unit Plan
"This mini-unit will give students a basic
introduction to common Minnesota birds and should serve to start the students on a path toward greater knowledge in the future."
Grade 3-Grade 6
Discover the natural world and the connections that make nature work in this 16-part series for students in grades 3-6. Each episode is fifteen minutes long and consists of five distinct segments. Topics include: adaptation, coloration, natural communication,...
Needs of Living Things Lesson Plan
Grade 1-Grade 2
"This lesson is from the Life Systems strand of the Science and Technology curriculum. It focuses on an investigation of the characteristics and basic needs of living things. Of particular importance is the investigation of interaction between living...
Nutrition / Food Guide Pyramid Lesson Plan
"After studying the benefits of and reasons for maintaining good nutrition and a well-balanced diet, and after learning the function and use of the food guide pyramid, students will design their own food guide pyramid using KidPix Deluxe 3 by Broderbund."
Paint a Rainbow Lesson Plan
"Student will be able to open AppleWorks, draw and paint a picture of a rainbow and label the picture with the use of the pencil."
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.
Puppet Script - An Elephant and a Tiger
A creative conversation between an elephant and a tiger unfolds key characteristics of each species in a puppet script that is simply delightful.
Questions Students Ask About the Age of the Earth
This article from the JAE special science issue discusses the most frequently asked science and religion questions which pertain to the age of the Earth. The biblical perspective, the Adventist perspective, and an understanding of the scientific data related...
Recycling with Composting Unit Plan
Grade 1-Grade 7
"Students will set up composting sites that will allow food scraps and paper to be recycled by nature."
Science Court: Work and Simple Machines
Grade 4-Grade 6
Taking place in the courtroom, Science Court teaches students about work and simple machines. The program contains animated video clips with hands-on activities.
Science Fair Central
Grade 4-Grade 12
Website of Discovery Channel's science fair information. Includes ideas, links and books, organizer for teachers, Discovery's Young Scientist Challenge and much more. Helpful place to begin looking for science fair information.
Science Fair Project
Grade 7-Grade 9
"Students will be given the opportunity to expand their knowledge of science through the use of a hands-on project. Students will use the scientific method in exploring an area of science that interests them. They will research their topic, conduct experiments,...
Science Fair Unit Plan
Grade 7-Grade 8
"This unit will introduce the students to the steps in the scientific method. The steps are as follows:
Science Food and Nutrition Project
- State a question
- Research the question
- Form a hypothesis
- Design an experiment or test of the hypothesis with a constant...
"This is a problem-based project in which students will learn to use the food pyramid in addition to
other nutrition sources to plan balanced menus for a week. In addition they will prepare one meal,
design a setting to display that meal and photograph...
Some Wild Animals of North America
This unit presents facts about some wild animals of North America. Provision is made for the student to explore the lifestyle of those animals not referred to in this unit. Students will discover that God created many animals. They will also learn about the...
The God Delusion Delusion
In this TEACH journal book review, Leo looks at Richard Dawkin's book, The God Delusion. Dawkins offers four key arguments against religion: it's infantile; it's irrational; God can't be proved to exist; and religion produces violence. Leo responds...
Times of the Reformation WebQuest
Grade 7-Grade 10
In this WebQuest, "take a look at the Protestant Reformation through the eyes of these different individuals: Martin Luther, Pope Leo X, King Henry VIII, John Calvin." You will then create a multi-media presentation comparing and contrasting each...
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Toward a holistic interdisciplinary model of human being - a Hebraic-Christian perspective of the human observer and its beneficial impact on the theology-and-science dialogue, society, and the environment
The purpose of this dissertation is to discover a philosophical ground in a Hebraic Christian concept of human being for building fruitful theology-and-science dialogue that is sensitive to the physical (natural sciences), moral (philosophy and social sciences),...
All About Birds
Grade 1-Grade 4
This unit is designed to help students gain a full understanding of the beauty that can be found in birds. From beaks to feathers, bird songs to behaviors, God has given us wonderful creatures to learn from. There is a combination of narrative and worksheet...
Animal Habitats Lesson Plan
"This lesson follows the Unit A chapter 3 lessons on habitats in the new Scott Foresman Science series (pages a46-a64). The students will work in pairs to create a habitat slide show depicting what they have learned regarding animals and their habitats."
Animals That Show and Tell
Descriptions of how the roadrunner, python, black widow spider, and other wonders of nature demonstrate spiritual truth and support the validity of living according to Christian faith. Biblical quotations follow each passage.
Ants Lesson Plan
"In an attempt to introduce wisdom to the student, they will observe ants in various environments and write in their journals the wise ways of ants. Next they will participate in numerous activities that are aimed at teaching cooperation and team work....
Audubon Society Website
The National Audubon Society provides many free resources about birds, ornithology, and environmental education. There are tips for how to bring nature into the classroom and how to teach outside. They also sell an environmental education program for grades...
Basic Chemistry Thematic Unit
Grade 7-Grade 8
"This is a thematic unit dealing with the basic concepts of chemistry. The unit will reach across the curriculum utilizing subjects areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, Art, Religion, Music, Home Economics, Computer Technology. In this unit...
Be a Better Reader Series
Series of skill development workbooks created to provide content and activities for use in mastering skills in reading, literature, science, and mathematics. Teacher guides for each level of workbook.
Bears Unit - Animals and Habitats
A unit plan for studying North American bears, integrating faith, science and social studies aligned with NAD and Canadian curriculum standards for Grade 1.
Biomes Lesson Plan
"Students will study eight different biomes—tundra, coniferous forests, deciduous forests, rain forests, deserts, grasslands, marine biome, and freshwater biomes. Students will classify biomes according to their physical characteristics, and identify...
Bugs Lesson Plan
"In this unit, students will learn characteristics of insects, be able to identify their habitats, describe the process of metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly, identify various roles of bees, identify the parts of an ant anatomy and describe...
Burneys Critter Corner - Nature Stories
Over 50 nature stories beautifully illustrated by the author, all online. Titles include: bluejay, cowbirds, dove, flycatcher, herons, hummingbirds, kingfisher, owls, parrots, pelicans, raven, cranes, tanager, shore birds, shrike, storks, swallows, swifts,...
Butterfly Life Cycle Lesson Plan
"This lesson is a spin off from 'Unit A Life
Science Lesson 4 – What Is A Insect?' In the Scott Foreman Science Series (pages A36–A39). The students will work in groups of three to research and perform an oral or power point presentation...
CIESE - Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
With collaborative, partner, real time data and primary source
projects, CIESE is well on its way to fulfilling its Mission Statement:
To catalyze and support excellence in teaching and learning of science,
technology, engineering, math and other core subjects....
Colors of the Rainbow Lesson Plan
"The children will learn the story of Noah and discover the meaning of the rainbow, the colors of the rainbow, where color comes from, primary colors and secondary colors and how they are made." The duration of the lesson is 7 days.
Come Back, Salmon
Computer Talk: The Science of Genesis Chapter 1 Lesson Plan
Grade 1-Grade 2
How a group of dedicated kids adopted Pigeon Creek and brought it back to life. NAD Pathways Grade 4 selection for theme 6: Environment. A Daily Lesson Guide
is available from Kendall...
"Using Kid Pix students will be able to:
Dental Health Awareness Lesson Plan
Create pictures or hang back drops that will represent each day on creation week.
Match/Type the appropriate text to go with their picture(s)."
"In this lesson, students in grade 4 will learn about good dental health habits. The students will
use information gathered from web sites, dentist's office, materials supplied by the teacher, and
Kid Pix. Working in groups of 3 - 4, they will prepare...
Desert Life Unit Plan
"In this unit the students will learning about the desert and the mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and plants found there. Each week will be
spent on a different topic with a total of six weeks for completion. Students will keep a Desert Journal. They...
Dinosaurs, Where Did They Come From? And Where Did They Go?
Too many Christians don't know the truth about dinosaurs. With this book for juniors (and their parents), author Elaine Graham-Kennedy, Ph.D., is out to change that. Dr. Kennedy is a Seventh-day Adventist scientist who believes the Bible story of Creation...
Discovering the Ocean Habitat Unit Plan
Grade 1-Grade 4
"This is the study of ocean animals and plants:
Diseases Lesson Plan
Grade 7-Grade 8
A. To discover their beauty and diversity
B. To develop an awareness of the sea’s contributions and importance to our lives
C. To understand links in the food chain
D. To encourage...
Down the Hatch - Lesson on the Digestive System
Grade 3-Grade 4
"The students will be able to:
a. identify diseases as infectious and non-infectious
b. describe symptoms for each disease studied
c. discuss possible cures of diseases
Students will use the internet and Google to find information...
"This lesson plan was designed to allow students the opportunity to learn more about the in's and out's of how food is digested. This will require students explaining the path food takes, using proper terminology for body parts involved,
Endangered Species - A Tiger's Tail
Grade 4-Grade 6
This interdisciplinary faith-based unit incorporates NAD curriculum requirements for religion, fine arts, computers, science, language arts, social studies and mathematics.
Food and Nutrition Unit Plan
Grade 2-Grade 4
"In this unit, students will learn the benefits for maintaining good nutrition and a well balanced diet. The students will be able to categorize foods into the correct food group, decide if a meal is balanced, and be able to create a full day menu which...
Frogs Unit Plan
"This unit is designed to help students gain a better understanding of God’s creation and in particular frogs and toads. The students will discuss their thoughts and feelings about frogs. They will listen to stories and watch a video about frogs....
From Kites to Space
Gardening Crafts for Kids
This multipart unit is designed to help you examine and teach the years of US History from 1945 to the present. It is based on the SoSmart materials, Year 4, Quarter 4.
European Space Agency WebQuest, Man in Space Timeline PowerPoint, videos on how to...
This book boasts "50 great reasons to get your hands dirty". Each project has detailed instructions and full color photos which make this book both interesting to read and easy to follow. With teacher assistance these projects are ideal for any elementary...
Growing a Seed Lesson Plan
Grade 2-Grade 3
This lesson is based on Genesis 1:11-13. What did God do on the third day of Creation? Did God plant seeds? God’s power and majesty and why He created seed bearing plants is discussed. The story of
Johnny Appleseed is also discussed.
Growing Tomatoes Lesson Plan
Students will each be provided with a grape tomato plant. The teacher will plant a regular sized tomato plant so the students can see the regular sized tomato plant growing. This will give
them the quicker success of grape tomatoes that do not take as long...
Growth and Changes in Plants Lesson Plan
Grade 3-Grade 4
"We are taking a field trip to a green house and the Museum of Man and Nature. Our digital camera will allow the students to take pictures for their future project. The camcorder will allow them to review all the questions and information that have been...
Guide Creation/Evolution Info Center
Grade 4-Grade 9
Guide magazine links to online resources for kids on the subject of creation and evolution, including a radio drama series.