Teacher Ag Resources

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Teacher Resource Links
The Dirt On Soil-soil safari http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/soil/index.html

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/gpe.html
The Great Plant Escape

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/insects/01.html
Let’s Talk About Insects

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/insects/funplace.html
Design Your Own Insects

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/food/
Where in the world does your food come from?

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/earth/regions.cfm
Shake, Rattle and Slide… The Work of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Glaciers

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/trees3/01.html
Dr. Arbor Tree

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/rivers/
All Star River Explorers

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/woods/
A Walk In The Woods (VERY COOL site)

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/worms/
The Adventures of Herman the Worm
Animals
Mammals in the Woods
www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/mammal/index.htm
Profiles of mammals found in the woods of Wisconsin.

The Electronic Zoo
netvet.wustl.edu/ssi.htm
A huge database of animal resources.

InfoNatura
www.natureserve.org/infonatura/

Information on the birds, mammals and amphibians of Latin America
NatureServe Explorer
www.natureserve.org/explorer/

Information on 50,000 plants and animals of the United States and Canada.
National Image Library
images.fws.gov/
Thousands of wildlife images available from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Follow the Tracks
www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/nature/track.htm

Learn to identify different types of tracks.
Natural Resources, the Environment and Ecosystems
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/ecosystems/

Activities for teachers to help their students become more aware of how plants, animals and humans interact with ecosystems.
Animals Past and Present
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/animals/

Lessons for elementary students about what happened to dinosaurs 65 million years ago, 10 million years ago and today.
Snug in the Snow
www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/nature/snugsnow.htm
Explanation of hibernation.

Birds
Watch the Birdie!
www.educationworld.com/a_tsl/archives/00-1/lesson0012.shtml
Students develop such skills as reading, writing, listening and thinking while learning about birds of North America.

Birds, Fractions and Percentages
www.educationworld.com/a_tsl/archives/00-2/lesson0005.shtml
Students learn fractions and percentages using real-life applications

Featherquest
www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/FeatherQuest/FeatherQuest.html
Learn how to identify birds from their feathers.
Making a Nest Like the Magpies
www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceLABirds-TheMagpiesNest-Building13.htm
Learn how birds make nests.
Illinois Birds
www.inhs.uiuc.edu/chf/pub/ifwis/birds/index.html
A listing of Illinois birds with images and life history.

More Bird Information
www.educationworld.com/search/
search.jhtml?pageNum=1&queryText=BIRDS&queryMode=0

Lots of great bird links.
Bird Facts
www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/bird/index.htm                                              Profiles of the birds of Wisconsin.
Audubon Bird Links
www.audubon.org/bird/bird_resources.html
Great links to bird information from the National Audubon Society.

All about Birds
www.birds.cornell.edu/programs/AllAboutBirds/
Wonderful site from Cornell University with an online Bird Guide, a video gallery of birds and information on attracting and feeding birds.

Wild about Birds
dnr.state.il.us/lands/education/virtualbird/index.htm
A guide to Illinois birding.

National Bird-feeding Society
www.birdfeeding.org/
Learn how to attract and feed birds in your backyard.

Insects and Bugs
Lets Talk About Insects
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/insects/
Learn about the benefits of insects, their anatomy and what makes an insect an insect.
Nature Center Lessons
sciencespot.net/Pages/nclessons.html
Nature lessons to introduce kids to the great outdoors.
Adopt an Insect Lessons
sciencespot.net/Pages/adinsless.html
Hands on lessons to familiarize students with insects. Lessons include the Insect Scavenger Hunt, Insect Mania, Insect Puzzle and Mega-beast.

Insect Introduction
www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceCIInsectResearchPosterProject5.htm
Students will make an informational bug poster.
Insects: Observing a Cricket
www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceLAInsects-ObservingACricketK3.htm
Students will observe a cricket and learn its body parts.
Spiders Spin a Web
www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceSpiderWebsK5.htm
Students will learn how spiders spin webs.
What’s Bugging You?
www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson013.shtml
Introduce kids to some of the 10 million species of insects with activities like Spider

Math, Bug Bingo and Insect Senses.
Bug Me! Classroom Activities for Teaching about Bugs
www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson192.shtml
Ten activities for teaching and learning about bugs.
Bugs and Insects
www.educationworld.com/a_sites/sites031.shtml
Great sites for teaching about insects.
Trees and Flowers
Exploring the Secret Lives of Trees
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees2/
Learn about the parts of a tree and why trees are important to us.
Trees Are Terrific!
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees1/
Learn all about how trees are important to us.
Tree ID Key
www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/veg/treekey/index.htm
Identify trees in the woods or your backyard.
Trees Sprout Classroom Lessons Throughout the Year
www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson309.shtml
Lessons on measuring a tree, reading a color key map and creating a tree silhouette.

Kids for Trees
www.inhs.uiuc.edu/chf/pub/tree_kit/
Student’s and Teacher’s Guide to trees.
My Life as a Tree
www.lessonplanspage.com/
ScienceSSMyLifeAsATree-RingsBarkCambiumHeartwoodK4.htm
Learn the parts of a tree and their function.
Selecting Trees for your Home
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/treeselector/
A database of trees.

UI Plants
woodyplants.nres.uiuc.edu/
A database on woody plant identification, culture and usage for the Midwest.

Shapes in Nature
www.lessonplanspage.com/
CIScienceDigitalCamera-ShapesInNatureIdea48.htm

Learn about the many different shapes in nature using a digital camera to take pictures of trees and shrubs.
Seed Walk
www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceSeeds2.htm
Students will collect seeds and sort according to similarities and differences.

Celebrating Wildflowers
www.fs.fed.us/r6/uma/urban/flowers.htm
Select from more than 300 line drawings of wildflowers.

Celebrating Wildflowers Coloring Books
www.nps.gov/plants/color/
Color wildflowers and display on the web.

The Wildflower Center
www.wildflower.org/
Wildflower plant information and images.

http://www.5min.com/Video/The-Super-Bowl-of-Agriculture-516987483
CA World Ag Expo Future-Harvesting The Sun

Art Farm

http://www.5min.com/Video/The-Art-Farm-516987396

http://www.5min.com/Video/Mason-Dixon-Farms-Technology-516992776
Mason Dixon Farm