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  Human Body  
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     Internet Field Trips
CyberHunt: The Venus Flytrap  3-5, 6-8
Activities let you get up close with the strangest plants ever.

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

See the Fall Foliage  K-2
Watch the leaves change colors and learn about seasonal weather patterns.

Spring Forward!  K-23-5
Conduct online research to learn about animal migration and the season of spring.

     Lesson Plans
Apple Tree  Early ChildhoodK-2
Children collaborate to create a four-season display that illustrates the life cycle of an apple tree.

Autumn Leaves  K-23-5
Leaves inspire a variety of fall activities to encourage learning across the curriculum.

Clifford: Grow Plant Grow!  Early Childhood
Show you're responsible by independently planting and cultivating a seed.

Clifford: Leaf People  Early Childhood
Create original "Leaf People" by collecting, sorting, and decorating individual leaves.

Curriculum Builders: Discovering Science in Nature  Early Childhood
Guide children's exploration of the great outdoors and make it a great experience.

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: Spring Is Sprung  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with water movement in plants is lead by science expert Steve Tomecek

Flower Pots, Zinnias, and Butterflies  Early Childhood
The scent of blossoming discovery is in the air as children create classroom flowerpots.

Greens from Beans  Early ChildhoodK-2
Grow seeds into sprouts you can eat.

Harvest Prints  Early ChildhoodK-2
Use produce to make realistic prints and unusual stamps.

How Do Seeds Travel?  6-8
Explore different types of seed dispersal.

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

Magic School Bus: Gets Eaten: Food Chain  K-2
Learn about the food chain by playing the roles of the sun, plants, herbivores, and carnivores.

Magic School Bus: Gets Planted: Photosynthesis  K-2
Observe how plants grow through a maze to find light in this interesting experiment.

Magic School Bus: Goes to Seed: Seeds  K-2
Make predictions and experiment to learn how different seeds travel.

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.

Observational Drawings  Early Childhood
Create drawings of plants to develop science, observational, and communication skills.

Plant a Salad Garden  Early Childhood
You'll be amazed at children's answers to the question, "How does your garden grow?"

Planting Magic Beans  Early Childhood
Try this activity to "plant the seeds" of early science skills.

Poetry Library: April  K-2
Find poetry selections and related activities for Earth Day and spring.

Polluted Soil  K-2
Find out how well seeds grow in polluted soil.

Pushy Seeds  Early ChildhoodK-2
Find out how strong seeds are with this activity.

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

Seasons Theme Unit  K-2
Learn about what causes the seasons and explore how changing seasons affect nature here on earth.

Seed Mystery!  K-2
Find out how seedlings can grow following a fire.

Seed Travels  3-5
Explore different types of seed dispersal.

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

The Sprouting Seed Race  Early ChildhoodK-2
Observe and compare the growth rate of different seeds.

Unit Plan: From Seed to Plant  Early ChildhoodK-2
Dissect, discover, sort, and plant seeds, identify the structures of plants, and learn how much we depend upon plants

Unit Plan: Let's Plant!  K-2
First-grade students learn about plants and how they grow.

Watch It Grow  Early ChildhoodK-2
Record how a garlic bulb grows.

When Forest Trees Die  K-2
Explore decomposition with this activity.

Where Can Seeds Sprout?  K-2
Explore the places where seeds can sprout.

     Online Activities Teacher Guides
Scholastic Explorers: Endangered Ecosystems: Teacher's Guide 
Lesson-planning suggestions for using the "Endangered Ecosystems" 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.

SciMan Says Super Science Game Teacher's Guide 
The teacher's guide to the online activity that has students uncover the mystery science subject.

How Is an Animal Different From a Plant?  K-23-5
Determine characteristics of plants and animals with this Venn diagram activity.

Veggie Power Cyber Crossword  3-5
Learn all kinds of interesting facts about vegetables as you explore some great Web sites.

What Do Living Things Do to Stay Alive?  3-5
Determine how living things are alike and different with this activity.