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These work sheets can be printed and used with some of the activities on the Teacher Resource Page. Pages are located between the lines of asterisks.

Suggested Print Instructions Using Windows PC (Mac�s may vary)

To print any portion of this work sheet page:
1. Select the desired section of worksheet to be printed by using the mouse (left-click and drag to highlight).
2. With section highlighted, use ctrl-c keys to copy text.
3. Open Microsoft Word or any other word processing software.
4. Paste the copied text into the word processor.
5. Print with desired fonts.


ETW Scavenger Hunt (from Grades 4 - 8

Can you find?

1. The difference between venomous and poisonous plants and animals? __________________________________
2. Some venomous and poisonous plants and animals? ________________________________________________________________________________________
3. Where a medial moraine would be found? _____________________________________________________________________
4. On which plant monarch butterflies lay their eggs? ____________________________________________
5. What cryptobiotic crust is? _____________________________________________________________________________
6. What pollinators brown or maroon-colored flowers attract? __________________________________________________
How do they attract them? _____________________________________
7. What chemical in poison ivy causes the itchy rash? _______________________________________
8. Some animals that are camouflaged? _________________________________________________________
9. Some animals that mimic other animals? _______________________________________________________
10. Some animals that use protective coloration? ___________________________________________________

Hint: If you need help, go to the "Search All Galleries" page on web site and put keywords in the second search box.
Photos will appear, click on the thumbnail for more information.


Nature Around the World

1. How do you say nature words in other languages?
2. In which countries are these languages spoken?
3. Can you find them on a map?
4. Try to find these words in other languages.

English German Spanish French
(Provided by Google Translator)
Butterfly der Schmetterling (schmetterlink) la mariposa (mah-ree-poh-sah) le papillon
Beetle der K�fer (kay-fer) el escarabajo (es-cah-rah-bah-hoh) le col�opt�re
Grasshopper die Heuschrecke (hoy-schrek-uh) el grillo (gree-yoh) la sauterelle
Bird der Vogel (foh-gel) el p�jaro (pah-ha-roh) l' oiseau
Rabbit das Kaninchen (kah-nin-shen) el conejo (koh-neh-ho) le lapin
Deer der Hirsch (heersh) el ciervo (cee-air-bo) les cerfs communs
Tree der Baum (bowm) el �rbol (ahr-bowl) l' arbre
Flower die Blume (bloom-uh) la flor (flohr) la fleur
Snow der Schnee (shnay) la nieve (nee-eh-beh) la neige
Rain der Regen (ray-gen) la lluvia (yoo-bee-ah) la pluie
Cloud die Wolke (vol-kuh) la nube (noo-beh) le nuage
Storm der Sturm (schtoorm) la tormenta (tor-main-tah) le donner l'assaut �


Our School's Own ATBI (All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory)

School: _____________________
Teacher: ___________________
Dates: _____________________

Description of Organism Where it was found (habitat) When it was found Common name Scientific name Order / Kingdom


Where in the World are the Search Requests coming from?

Use the "Site Usage" page on web site to see from which states and countries people have visited this site.
Using the maps, can you find those states and countries?


A Schoolyard Scavenger Hunt (grades K-5)

Try to find some of the following plants, animals, and objects: circle the word when found
(Blank spaces are provided to add more items)

Wildflowers Butterfly
Grass Conifer (evergreen tree with needles)
Rock with small crystals Ants
Leaf with holes eaten by insects Wasp nest
Earthworm droppings Ant nest (do not touch!)
Cricket or grasshopper Bird nest (do not disturb)
Birds Clouds
Stream or pond Spider
Spider web Plant with heart-shaped leaves
Acorn Dandelion flowers or seeds
Plant seeds Insect eggs
Beetle Snail or slug
Fern Caterpillar or worm
Lichen Mushroom or fungus
An animal home  


My Favorite Tree

Take a schoolyard "field trip" and look at the trees. Find your favorite tree and write about it.
See if you can describe it well enough that the other students can figure out which tree (or type of tree) is yours.

1. My tree is short, medium, or tall (circle one).
2. The tree has leaves, needles (circle one).
3. It has leaves or needles that look like this: (draw or do rubbing)
4. The leaves are compound, simple (circle one).
5. The tree's branching pattern looks like (draw):
6. My tree has flowers (describe shape, color): _____________________________________________________
7. My tree has acorns, fruits, or seeds (describe): _____________________________________________________
8. I think the seeds are spread by (circle one:) the wind, animals. The reason I believe this is:
9. The bark on my tree looks like (describe): __________________________________________________________
10. I see animals or signs of animals in or on my tree (describe): __________________________________________
11. My tree is called a: ____________________________________________________________________________
12. The scientific name of my tree is: ________________________________________________________________
13. The scientific name means (see "Scientific Name Meanings" on ___________________


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