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Life Along A Prairie River Free Poster And Educator Resources

Updated August 25, 2012

Explore the ecology of a prairie river with some free resources from The Oklahoma Biological Survey:

  • Life Along a Prairie River -Exploring the ecology of the wide and sandy rivers of the Great Plains. Free resources include a Prairie River poster by mail, a downloadable Educator’s Guide with activities and lesson plans to accompany the poster, and species profiles that can be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format. A free Crayfish of Oklahoma poster is also available on the poster order form. For middle school grade levels.

Please note: Posters are no longer free by mail -prices are:

  • $5.00 for 1-3 posters
  • $6.00 for 4-6 posters
  • $9.00 for 7-10 posters

Posters may be picked up at no charge at:

Oklahoma Biological Survey
111 E. Chesapeake St.
Norman, OK 73019
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Happy teaching,

Denese


For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling page.

Free Biblical Style Mini Nature Unit Study

Nature Unit Study~ Biblical Style! -Praise the Lord through the study of nature with this free mini unit study that will not only have Academic Value but Spiritual as well. All core subjects covered PLUS Jewish Roots and Hebrew Fun!

This free unit is part of Evonne Mandella’s “Summer of Praise Series” -a new weekly series of mini studies that will have you praising the Lord all summer long!

Visit Evonne’s site “Wholesome Learning” to find out more.


Blessings,

Denese


For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling page.

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Come Out Of Your Shell

Anything can be a learning experience and the great outdoors is one big classroom.

We happened upon this little feller last month after a rain…

Snail Emerging From Shell

(to see a bigger picture, click on the image)

Blessings,

Denese

It’s Nature Study Week At Homeschool Freebie Of The Day

Homeschool Freebie of the Day is doing something a little different this week:

Well, this week we’re doing something a bit different at Homeschool Freebie Of The Day — bringing you ONE great resource that is so big, we had to divide it into SIX separate ebooks: THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY

This is a HUGE (940 pages) and absolutely wonderful teaching guide full of hundreds of nature study lessons, activities and discussion questions. It is a complete multi-year nature study curriculum that you can use for years to come. It is so big (over 100 megs in size) we had to divide it into six manageable ebooks for you. Here’s the rundown:

Monday, January 18th: THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART I – TEACHER’S GUIDE & OVERVIEW plus THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART II – BIRDS & FISH In PART ONE, you get a very helpful and practical teacher’s guide, including an overview of the purpose, scope and style of the handbook… how each lesson is set up… what nature study should do for your children… how to to tie math, art, geography, gardening, agriculture & science into your nature study, and more. Each lesson begins with a "teacher’s story" which can be read to students along with suggested activities & methods, followed by great discussion questions. In PART TWO, we jump into the actual lessons, this time devoted to birds & fish. As you’ll quickly see, these lessons are wonderfully written, blending history, humor, a bit of poetry, and a delightful sense of wonder into these nature studies. Over the rest of the week, then, we’ll bring you the rest of the book:

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Tuesday, January 19th: THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART III – AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES & MAMMALS

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Wednesday, January 20th: THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART IV – INSECTS & INVERTEBRATES

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Thursday, January 21st: THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART V – PLANTS AND TREES

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Friday, January 22nd: THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART VI – EARTH, WATER & SKY

Get them all on their respective days at Homeschool Freebie of the Day and if you subscribe to their newsletter you’ll receive the weekly line-up by email plus an extra “subscriber-only” freebie each week.

If you’d rather have a paper copy of this book, it may be purchased through Amazon:

 

You might also be interested in:

Studying Nature with Children

 

 

Blessings,

Denese

 

For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.