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About Exploring Nature's K-12 Resources

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Exploringnature.org is an online science education resource for K-12 that can be accessed at school or at home. Subscriptions allow access to 6,000 pages of science education resources, which includes:

• Vibrantly illustrated science models, posters, diagrams, and other visual aids.
• Activities, experiments, investigations, worksheets, and reading about science topics.
• Ov
er 1,000 coloring and labeling pages, lessons for how to draw animals, create habitat murals, dioramas, posters, nature trails, maps, and guides.
• Units of science content to help fulfill the Next Generation Science Standards listed by grade (see below).
School subscribers can now access more than 165 bundles in our store as part of their subscription (value of $1,300)

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Some Ways to Use Exploring Nature:
1) Prepare science units, inquiry and model making activities, remedial lessons, testing, and sub plans.
2) Provide visual aids to enhance comprehension and help with ESL students and low level readers.
3) Use drawing, labeling, coloring, hidden habitat, and word search activities to help develop student motor skills, hand-eye coordination, to reinforce science lessons and vocabulary.
4) Teaches students to cite online research using official Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Citations.
5) Provides vetted science content online that students can use from home for homework and research.
6) Use resources in virtual platforms, e.g. Google Classroom.
7) A source for step by step instruction in the development of murals, dioramas, gardens, informational posters and educational nature trails.
8) Help unpack and integrate Next Generation Science Standards, including illustrated standards posters.
9) Access to Exploring Nature's artwork for your educational projects. Ask about a complimentary license for subscribers only.

*Use the PDF at bottom to print out the flyers and share them with your school administration.

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Citing Research References

When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).

When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.

Here is an example of citing this page:

Amsel, Sheri. "About Exploring Nature's K-12 Resources" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2021. September 28, 2021
< http://exploringnature.org/db/view/About-Exploring-Natures-K-12-Resources >

Exploringnature.org has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.