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Activities,Lessons,Icebreakers and Fact Sheets!
- Animal Pictures For use in having students build a field page guide, or to be cut out and assigned one per student to figure out the food web by tossing a string from the top down to show predation---or from the bottom up to show bioaccumulation.
- Animal Tracks 1
- Animal Tracks 2
- Animal Tracks 3
- Animal Tracks 4
- Birds and Worm activity collection chart
- Bullseye Key to Compound Leaves
- Bullseye Key to Simple Leaves
- Dichotomous Key lesson using Candy
- Dichotomous Key to Trees, Online and Hardcopy
- Key to Macroinvertebrates WITH Pollution Tolerance Index
- Duck Curriculum for Educators from USFW
- Duck Curriculum for Youth from USFW
- Early Childhood Marginalia---an awesome pre-k activity booklet by an MSU professor of Education.
- Elk graph Each student is assigned a numbered chart segment to transcribe to scale. When all segments are complete a puzzle will be assembled to reveal a lifesize elk. Ideally---cut elk apart and hand each student one or two ¾ inch squares to replicate, so they don't know what the final picture will show. Students start with an 8.5 inch square of copy paper. Great math activity---or teambuilder.
- Fishing Fun an activity from Growing up WILD
- Forest Products in a Bag-a great icebreaker
- Frog Call chart
- GPS Lesson ideas
- How a Tree Grows-antique drawing and explanation
- Key to Michigan Trees 1
- Key to Michigan Trees 2
- Quick Facts Venomous vs. poisonous, predator vs. prey, is daddy long legs a spider, should you move a fawn or baby bird. Email the WILD Coordinator with cool facts to add.
- School Yard Safari A fun bingo game from Project Learning Tree that gets kids to engage their senses outside.
- Shoebox Track Box-directions for creating a box that will lure in small animals to leave their tracks in cocoa powder or sand.
- Tag and Recapture Study activity for 9-12 or for 6-8In a short version remove all green M&Ms from a big bag and keep them separate, then have bags with remaining M&Ms split into 50, 75 and 100 m&ms marked with a secret # (1=50, 2=75, 3=100). Kids can pull out 10 candies and replace them with 10 green ones--which are now the marked animals. Continue as the directions say.
- Thunderstorm chorus from Project WET Great finale for students or at the end of a workshop.
- Track Casting Directions
- Dichotomous Tree Key-hardcopy and online
- Tree Cookie Creation directions for making your own study sections of the trunk of a tree.
- Tree Products List
- Tree Ring Story reading pt. 1
- Tree Ring Story reading pt. 2
- Why leaves change color-antique handout