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Name Description Activity Type Age Range Presentation Style Subject Keywords
A drawing lesson A lesson to improve drawing and observation skills Art
Nature
Rainy day
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
14-18 (grades 9-12)
18+ (adult)
interactive art
designs in nature
nature study
observation
drawing
art
journaling
nature study
Aboriginal art Aboriginal art allows students to create artwork using a pinpoint style just like the indigenous people of Australia. Art
Nature
3-5 (PreK-K) demonstration
model
cultural art aborigine
pinpoint painting
Armadillo craft Students will be able to create their own armadillo art craft. Art
Nature
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
model armadillos
mammals
armadillo
armor
mammal
Art attack Art attack is a competitive art game. Teams of students have to create a structure in a set amount of time. Teams are given based based on teamwork, name of their art, and the story about their art. Art
Cooperative
Nature
Team building
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
interactive
student led
art
creative story telling
Barton springs salamander page Students will be able to color in a barton springs salamander. This is a local endangered amphibian from Austin, Texas. Art
Nature
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
student led amphibians
salamanders
amphibian
barton springs
aquifer
indicator species
Bat mother smelling game Students will each be given a smell. Some students will be moms and some will be babies. The blindfolded moms must try to find their babies based on smell alone. Cooperative
Nature
Science
Team building
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
active
interactive
model
student led
mammals
baby animals
scent
bats
mammals
baby animals
scent
bats
Bear fish mosquito Human farkle is like a big group rock paper scissors except the three options are bear, fish and mosquito. There's also an element of tag and team building. This game can also be used to demonstrate the different levels of a food chain. Nature
Tag
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
active
interactive
food chain
tag
Birds without teeth Students will learn how birds break down food, using plastic bags to mimic a bird's crop. Nature
Science
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
demonstration
interactive
birds
adaptation
beaks
adaptation
crop
Blanket drop name game Blanket drop name game is a name game. Students divide into teams and send one person from their team to sit behind a blanket. When the blanket lifts, the student has to guess the other student's name. Nature 3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
interactive
student led
Blubber hand Students will put their hands into a plastic bag filled with lard. They will emerse their lard hand into ice water. The goal is to simulate what it is like to be a polar animal with a lot of blubber. The lard hand will not get as cold as a bare hand. Nature
Science
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
14-18 (grades 9-12)
interactive
model
polar animals
mammals
adaptation
insulate
polar
habitat
adaptation
buoyant
Box Turtle Game Kids hide like box turtles from a predator. Nature
Science
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active box turtle
turtles
reptiles
turtle
predator
prey
Bubble wrap lizard Bubble wrap lizard activity lets children create a Texas Alligator lizard using bubble wrap. Art
Nature
Science
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
interactive
model
lizards
reptiles
scales
lizard
scales
reptiles
Collared Lizard Game Kids act like collared lizards to avoid being eaten by a predator Nature 3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active lizards
reptiles
lizard
predator
prey
collared lizard
Color wheel The Color wheel activity lets students explore the concept of primary and secondary colors while they also get to make a colorful art craft. Art
Nature
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
demonstration
model
color primary
secondary
complementary
color wheel
Cottontail craft Students will be able to create their own rabbit art craft. Art
Nature
3-5 (PreK-K) model rabbits
mammals
conntontail
rabbit
tail
Desert song Sing two great songs about deserts Nature 3-5 (PreK-K) active desert coyote
rattlesnake
roadrunner
jackrabbit
Dissect a rotting log Students dissect a rotten log to see what lives inside. Arthropod
Nature
Science
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
active
interactive
student led
habitats
decomposition
dissect
arthropods
decomposers
decay
soil
Don't Lose Your Tail Lizard Game A predator chases the lizards and tries to capture their tails. Nature 3-5 (PreK-K) active lizards
reptiles
lizard
tail
predator
prey
Don't wake the bear A child (the "bear") hides under a sheet. An object it placed near the bear. Children try to take the object without waking and getting caught by the bear. Nature
Tag
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active
interactive
hibernation
mammals
bears
hibernation
hibernate
stored fat
Dream catchers with paper plates Students will be able to make dreamcatchers out of paper plates, feathers, yarn and paint. Art
Arthropod
Nature
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
student led birds dreamcatcher
birds
dreams

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