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Activities, 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
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
Focus on Forests A Michigan specific Project Learning Tree Activity supplement
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
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