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Earth Science and Nature

Bring science to life for your kids at school and at home. Find out how to explore and experiment in your own backyard with subjects like weather, biology, ecology, and environmental issues.

10 Hands-On Nature Activities for Kids

Summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. From hunting bugs to making seashell magnets, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature. read more

9 Snow-Themed Crafts and Activities

Does your child have the winter blues? Bust his cabin-fever by having a little fun with snow. Create some wintry crafts and make some goodies that incorporate that fluffy white stuff we all love this time of year. read more

A Nesting Station

Longer days mean birds are getting ready to make their nests. Help them out by giving them some extra supplies. read more

A-maze-ing Dinosaur

Help this dinosaur find his way to some food. Enjoy the maze! read more

Amazing Facts: Hurricanes

Amazing Facts: Hurricanes"Board up the windows, haul your boat onto dry land, get in a supply of food and water -- there's a hurricane coming!" These words are all too familiar to those who live on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Central America, the United States, and Canada. (There are hurricanes in the southern hemisphere, too.) The force of a hurricane, which can pack winds of 75 to 200 miles an hour, is truly awe-inspiring. These big, circular storms, up to 600 miles across, also produce high seas and major coastal floods. read more

Anaconda Reading Passage

Read all about the fascinating anaconda, the biggest snake in the world and then answer the attached comprehension questions. Answer key is also supplied. read more

Angel Fish Cut-and-Color for Ocean Mobile

Cut out and color this angel fish printout for your homemade ocean mobile. read more

Animal Development Matching

Match animal development descriptions with the correct scientific term. read more

Animal Gifts

Animal Gifts Required: Your time only Who says your child has to wait until Mother's or Father's Day to create a special gift for you? Make this the day that you receive a special present from your child-the make-believe animal! Ask your child to role-play an animal. Your child might choose to take on the character of a family pet, a farm animal, or a wild creature. Then ask your child what that animal might choose to give humans as a gift and why. read more

Animal Groups Matching

Match over 60 animals with their specific group. read more

Animal Hall of Fame: Biggest

Follow this slideshow to see images of and learn about the worlds' largest land and marine mammal, bird, fish, reptile, and insect. read more

Animal Hall of Fame: Fastest

You won't want to challenge any of these animals to a race! Follow this slideshow to see how fast the cheetah, killer whale, peregrine falcon, and sailfish can travel. read more

Animal Hall of Fame: Meanest

Here are some animals you don't want to upset. Since many animals could claim the title "meanest," this list is subjective rather than authoritative. read more

Animal Hall of Fame: Smallest

Follow this slideshow to learn about the smallest creatures on Earth, from the bumblebee bat to the fairyfly. read more

Animal Hide and Seek

Kids can learn more about animals with this word search and guessing game. read more

Animal Home Puzzles

Creating a puzzle on animal homes will help children to classify animals. read more

Animal Research and Writing

Children will choose an animal they would like to be, then research and write about it. read more

Animal Riddles

This printable asks kids to finish word puzzles in order to figure out the answers to the animal riddles. read more

Animal Specific Vocabulary

Children complete a chart by telling the proper name of the male, female, offspring, and group for a specific animal. read more

Animal Trivia Quiz

Mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians -- how much do you know about the animal kingdom? read more

Animals and Their Colorful Markings

A list of animals that have colorful markings to either attract a mate or ward off predators. read more

Animals That Migrate

Many animals must migrate during certain seasons to search for food, water, shelter, etc. This list shows several migrating animals, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects. read more

Animals with Protective Armor

Examples of animals that have adapted bodies for protection against predators. read more

Anteater Reading Passage

Read this informative passage about the giant anteater and then answer the attached comprehension questions. Answer key is also supplied. read more

Armadillo Coloring Page

Print out this page and color your very own Armadillo. read more

Attracting Butterflies

Attracting ButterfliesTime 10 to 20 minutes Materials Garden spot that can be viewed from a windowSeeds or plants that attract butterflies such as zinnias, marigolds, asters, hollyhocks, or other purple, yellow, and orange flowers Directions read more

Baby Beans

Children grow lima beans to find out about stages of growth in plants. read more

Backyard Weather Stations

Backyard Weather StationsAge: Elementary and upTime: 2 hours or moreType of Activity: Backyard scienceMaterials needed: read more

Bat Quiz

How much do you know about bats? Test your knowledge with our challenging quiz. read more

Bears Coloring Page

Print out this page to color some great big Bears. Then show them off! read more