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     Internet Field Trips
Animals, A - Z  K-23-5
Take a virtual tour of the National Zoo or search for your favorite animal on the Web.

Crocodiles and Alligators  3-5
Use the Web to answer questions about crocs and gators.

Deserts  3-5, 6-8
Use the Web to research the unique habitat of the desert.

Earth Day Cyberhunt  3-5, 6-8
Explore vital issues as recycling, land conservation, and the long-term survival of all living things.

Exploring Oceans on the Web  K-23-5, 6-8
Go to the depths of the ocean's floor with these great online sites.

Fit and Fitted  K-23-5, 6-8
Explore how animals and people adapt to their environments.

Life in the Rainforest  K-23-5, 6-8
Join this virtual field trip to the heart of lush rainforests around the world.

Linking to Save the Earth  3-5, 6-8
Discover ways people are protecting the earth's environment and its creatures.

Surprises of the Deserts  3-5, 6-8
Access Web resources to discover deserts all over the world.

Temperate Rain Forests  3-5, 6-8
Explore this important habitat and answer questions about rain forests.

The Everglades  3-5, 6-8
Discover the facts about animal life in this unique southern United States habitat and the threats to the Everglades.

     Lesson Plans
Animal Habitats  Early Childhood
Get in the "habit" of investigating the world around you with this animal habitat activity.

Desert Life Cyber-Crossword  3-5, 6-8
Find out facts about life in the desert and solve the crossword.

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: How Does Acid Rain Affect the Ecosystem?  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment on the effects of acid rain on ecosystems led by science expert Steve Tomecek

Explore Antarctica  3-5, 6-8
Take a cool cybervisit to the fascinating continent of Antarctica. Source: Instructor magazine

Learning About the Equator  3-5, 6-8
Study some of the hottest places on Earth such as the bustling cities along the 25,000 mile-long equator.

Life in the Arctic Tundra  K-23-5
Go on an imaginary expedition to the frozen desert of the Arctic.

Magic School Bus: Butterfly and the Bog Beast: Butterflies  K-2
Design butterflies to understand how their colors and shapes serve as camouflage.

Magic school bus: Cold Feet: Warm-/Cold-Blooded  3-5
Learn about cold-blooded animals by thinking about where a lizard might stay at various times.

Magic School Bus: Dries Up: Desert Adaptation  K-2
Find out about desert animals while discovering which foods they eat contain water.

Magic School Bus: Hops Home: Habitat  K-2
Create an indoor home for an earthworm and learn about habitats.

Magic School Bus: In a Beehive: Honeybees  K-2
Dance the Honey Bee-Bop and try to communicate like a bee.

Magic School Bus: In the Arctic: Heat  K-23-5
Learn how insulation keeps animals warm with these experiments.

Magic School Bus: In the City: City Critters  K-2
Take a wildlife field trip of the neighborhood to discover what animals might live there.

Magic School Bus: In the Rain Forest: Rain Forest Ecology  K-2
Discover how all animals are interconnected through this activity.

Magic School Bus: Meets the Rot Squad: Decomposition  K-2
Learn about decomposition by observing what happens to leaves mixed in damp soil.

Magic School Bus: Spins a Web: Spiders  K-2
Observe spiders in their habitats or in a "spider hotel."

Minibeasts  K-23-5
Learn about insects and other small creatures in this cross-curricular lesson.

Oceans: Online Theme Unit  3-5, 6-8
Use the Web to find information about oceans and marine life.

On Defense  3-5
With this rich lesson plan you can teach some of the tricks that prey use to stay alive. (PDF) Source: Super Science Crosswords

Racing Downstream  K-2
In this game, learn about dangers fish face as they swim down the river.

Rain Forest: Online Theme Unit  3-5, 6-8
See how rainfall varies in different ecosystems and parts of the world.

Something Fishy  K-2
Make observations about how goldfish are adapted to their life in the water.

Teaching Science With Video  K-23-5
This article provides useful tips for using video in the science classroom.

The Arctic: Online Theme Unit  3-5, 6-8
Discover information about the Arctic in this series of cross-curricular activities.

The Great Outdoors  K-2
Grow a garden, explore nature, and learn about plants and trees with the activities in this theme unit.

Wildfires Instructor Online Theme Unit  3-5, 6-8
Find out all about wildfires with this series of cross-curricular activities focused around various Web sites.

     Online Activities Teacher Guides
Global Trek: Teacher's Guide 
Lesson-planning suggestions on how to use the "Global Trek" online activitiy in the classroom.

Scholastic Explorers: Endangered Ecosystems: Teacher's Guide 
Lesson-planning suggestions for using the "Endangered Ecosystems" online activity in the classroom.

Scholastic Explorers: Ocean Life: Teacher's Guide 
Lesson planning suggestions on using the "Ocean Life" online activity in the classroom.

Science Expedition: New Zealand: Teacher's Guide 
A teacher's guide to the online activity that focuses on New Zealand.

Find the Animals  K-2
Find out where animals live in the winter with this graphing activity.

The Busy Pond  K-2
Explore pond life with this mini-book. (PDF) Source: 25 Science Mini-Books

What Makes Up an Ecosystem?  3-5
Demonstrate how changes in an ecosystem affect its inhabitants with this activity.

Who Lives in the Pond?  K-2
Explore pond life with this mini-book. (PDF) Source: 25 Science Mini-Books for Emergent Readers