K - 3 Learning Pages:
Resources for Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers

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Science  - Pond Study

abcTeach Pond http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/habitats/pond/ Several free pages for printables; more available for purchase.

Bucket Buddies - http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/bucketproj/ A collaborative project for gr. K-12 from last year. Excellent resources.

Buglopedia - http://www.bugsurvey.nsw.gov.au/html/buglopedia.html  Awesome resource - click on the name and a research page pops up complete with diagram and enlarged photo.

CPAWS Educational Program: Wetland Web of Life - http://www.cpawscalgary.org/education/free-resources/wetland-web.html  Several different streams you can take, each with a downloadable pdf file. I especially love the Pond in a Classroom file.

Create a Pond - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Atrium/5924/createapond.htm  Online game

Enchanted Learning - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/pond/pondlife.shtml  Some printables that you may find useful.

Insects - http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/299insects.pdf  An elaborate unit using core knowledge ideas developed for gr. 2, but ideas can be used for all grades!

Life Drops A Pond Water Study - http://www.southerncompany.com/learningpower/pdf/Lifedrops_A%20Pond%20Water%20Study.pdf  For grades 3 up; using microscopes.

Literature Learning Ladders - http://eduscapes.com/caldecott/94c.htm  Extending from the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming

Pond Action - http://www.uen.org/utahlink/pond/action.html  Nice variety of materials to use; how to identify water bugs, word games, food chains.

Pond Explorer - http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/pondexplorer/pondexplorer.html  Interactive, good photos and graphics.

Carol's Favorite - 2005

Pond Life - http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/pond/life.html  Excellent listing of resource links for research.

Pond Life - http://www.42explore.com/pond.htm Excellent listing of sites to use for a pond study.

Pond Life - http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/Lessons.cfm?DocID=77  http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?Grade=3-5&BenchmarkID=5&DocID=378 Two lessons, good for upper levels.

Pond Life Unit - http://www.prekinders.com/pondlifeunit.htm  Great ideas for the younger grades.

Pond Study Field Guides - http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/schools/forestoakms/site%20pages/Academics/Science/Pond/chesbaypondndx.htm  From Chesapeake Bay; great ideas how to organize your unit.

Pond Study Resource Page - http://www.homewatersproject.org/curriculum/MWresources.html Wonderful links!

Pond Water and Pollywogs - http://www.intel.com/education/unitplans/pond/pond.htm  The habitat of the frog.

Pre-Kinders Pond Study - http://www.prekinders.com/pondlifeunit.htm An integrated unit

Toronto Zoo Adopt-a-Pond Wetland Curriculum Resource - http://www.torontozoo.com/adoptapond/curriculum/c2-ecology-1.html  Great ideas here.

Water Animals/Pond Dippers - http://www.saltthesandbox.org/wonderworks/pond.htm  Great for younger kids!

List Serve Mailing - March 19, 2005