Warm weather often spurs us to get outside and visit New Hampshire’s forests–and spring is also a good time to practice your tree identification skills!
When we study ecosystems, one important question is ‘what eats what?’ A food web is a great way to answer that question. In this video, students can learn about food webs and the producers, consumers, and decomposers that make them up, and then use their newfound knowledge to play an online food chain game or answer a Kahoot! quiz.
A small critter frequently seen at Bear Brook is the North American porcupine. As a primarily nocturnal animal, this Bear Brook resident has been seen mostly at night, but has been spotted climbing trees during the day.
As we start to look forward to spring, take a brief break to explore the multi-faceted science behind our favorite multi-faceted precipitation: snow! Download the self-guided lesson plan as either a PowerPoint file or a .pdf, or just use the activity packet to guide your exploration! Either way, we hope this makes the last leg of winter a little more fun.
This narrated Powerpoint teaches students about Habitats, Ecosystems, and Biomes, and some of New Hampshire’s unique habitats! While watching the Powerpoint, pause in designated places to participate in activities that will help build engagement and understanding. And when you’re done, you can get out and explore the forest habitats of New Hampshire’s State Parks!
By: Megan Spencer and Jake Rehm This series of slides, pictures, videos and activities introduces the 4 Spheres of Earth Systems to students and asks them how they connect (work together) to form one Earth system. Files for this lesson: Introduction to Earth Systems (Powerpoint) Introduction to Earth Systems (pdf – with notations on separate […]
Have kids pledge to care about the world and commit to being an earth steward (one slide and video). Files: Earth Steward Pledge (Powerpoint) Earth Steward Pledge (Pdf) Earth Steward Pledge (Google Docs)