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The resources listed below are intended to provide teachers and families with access to high-quality environmental education lessons and activities that students can do from wherever they are. Use the filters on the left to search by grade level, subject, topic, location (indoor, outdoor, or both!) and more to find the one that is right for you and your students.

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This database was developed in partnership with the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) and the Education Innovation Fund, a K-12 initiative dedicated to supporting innovation in learning during COVID-19. E Movement greatly appreciates all of the organizations that have contributed their time and materials – please visit their websites for more great resources!

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  • How to Make a Sundial

    Before clocks were invented, using a sundial was a common way of estimating time. Use materials found in nature to build a sundial. Grades: 3-5

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  • Map My Yard

    Learn to create a map of your yard/home/neighborhood. This activity introduces important components of a map and will have you exploring places familiar to you in a unique way. Grades: 1-5

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  • Primitive Water Filter

    The human body needs three main things to survive: Air, Food, and WATER! Learn how to make a primitive water filter out of household items. Grades: 1-5

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  • Neutral Buoyancy

    Ayla with Ocean First Institute helps us understand how to achieve neutral buoyancy, the fundamental aspect of ocean exploration. Includes activity sheet. Grades 3-5. For the activity sheet, copy & paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y2den36b

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  • Feasting Fish

    Ayla with Ocean First Institute helps us understand species adaptations and diversification by building our very own coral reefs at home. Includes activity sheet. Grades: 3-5. For the activity sheet, copy & paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y5bvqn8x

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  • Sea Level Rise (Including play dough making)

    Ayla with Ocean First Institute walks us through an experiment that helps us understand how land and sea ice influence the rising of water levels worldwide. Includes activity sheet. Grades 3-5. For the activity sheet, copy & paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y5p9u4kb

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  • Ocean Currents

    Ayla with Ocean First Institute walks students through an experiment that teaches how and why ocean currents occur. Includes activity sheet. Grades: 3-5. For the activity sheet, copy & paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y4fros6x

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  • Why Don’t Sharks Sink

    Ayla from Ocean First Institute walks students through an at home science experiment to understand how sharks & fish stay afloat. Includes an activity sheet. Grades: 2-5. For the activity sheet, copy & paste this link into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y2naxroz

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  • Trout Life Cycle Puppet Show

    Part 2 of 2 of the About the Trout series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center demonstrates the life cycle of the Greenback Cutthroat Trout using puppets. Grades: Pre-K-3

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  • About the Trout Intro

    Part 1 of 2 of the About the Trout series. Ms. Mary Jo, supervisor of Bear Creek Nature Center, talks about Colorado's state fish - the Greenback Cutthroat Trout. Grades: Pre-K- 3

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  • Bird Buffet Puppet Show

    Part 2 of 2 of the Bird Beaks series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center puts on a puppet show that shows the different types of beaks that birds have and how they've adapted to eat the diets that they have. Grades: K-4

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  • Bird Beak Adaptations

    Part 1 of 2 of the Bird Beaks series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center talks about the adaptation of bird beaks. Learn about the varying shapes of birds beaks, and how they help identify different birds diets. Grades: K-4

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  • Days of Our Hives: The Waggle Dance

    Part 3 of 3 of the Days of our Hives series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center describes the fascinating way bees communicate with each other when they find a rich source of food. Grades: K-4

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  • Days of Our Hives: She Works Hard for the Honey

    Part 2 of 3 in the Days of our Hives series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center talks about the different jobs honey bees have within the hive. Grades: K-4

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  • Days of our Hives: Who’s Who in the Hive

    Part 1 of 3 of the Days of our Hives series. Miss Mary Jo of Bear Creek Nature Center talks about how life is in a honey bee hive, and the different roles each bee plays in their hive. Grades: K-4

  • Backyard Mapping Activity

    Find out how to map your backyard with Miss Nancy, Supervisor of Fountain Creek Nature Center. Grades: 5-High School

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  • Nature Journaling in your Magic Spot

    Part 3 of 3 of this mini-series. Miss Nancy of Fountain Creek Nature Center shares what she writes in her journal when she sits in her backyard nature spot. Grades: 1-5

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  • Using Owl Eyes in your Magic Spot

    Part 2 of 3 in this min-series. Miss Nancy of Fountain Creek Nature Center talks about how to expand the range of your owl eyes. See the world through the eyes of an owl! Grades: 1-5

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  • Ms. Nancy’s Intro to Backyard Magic Spot

    Part 1 of 3 of this mini-series. Miss Nancy of Fountain Creek Nature Center introduces how to find your magic spot in your own backyard. Find a spot in your backyard where you can get comfortable and observe nature right at home. Grades: K-5

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  • Colors of Nature Hike

    Miss Nancy of Fountain Creek Nature Center goes hiking and finds many colors represented in nature. Print out a color wheel and have your students explore somewhere in nature to find how many colors they can identify! Grades: K-5

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  • Draw a Bird: Golden Crowned Kinglet

    Miss Jessica of Fountain Creek Nature Center gets creative and walks students through drawing a Golden Crowned Kinglet. Grades: 6-12

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  • Mini Hike

    Using household items, have your kids explore the backyard and focus on a specific area to find all of the natural living/non-living things within that environment. Mr. Andy shows us through a mini hike with his grandkids in the backyard. Grades: K-5

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  • Plastic Solutions Engineering Challenge

    Part 4 of 4 in the Kiva Centers' “Our Waste, Our Responsibility” series. Review what we've learned about single-use plastics, discuss what problem matters to each student most, and begin the engineering challenge to invent a creative solution! Grades: 3-5

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  • Plastic Free Cooking Challenge

    Part 3 in Kiva Centers "Our Waste, Our Responsibility" series. Learn how to make 5 ingredient granola bars with the challenge of not using any plastic. Grades: 3-5

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  • Reusable Sandwich Wrap Tutorial

    This video is part of the Waste Not Video Series of Kiva Center's School Outreach offerings. Learn more about the effects of plastics on the planet and how you can do a simple craft at home to replace those single use sealable sandwich bags. This is a great way to get the kids involved in taking action to change the course of environmental degradation from plastics! Grades: 4-Middle School

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  • Solar Oven Engineering Challenge

    Part 3 of 3 in the "Solver Oven Cooking" series. Review concepts around solar ovens, best aspects of design, and parameters around the engineering challenge. Grades: 3-Middle School

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  • Solar Oven Cooking Lesson

    Part 2 of 3 in the "Solver Oven Cooking" series. Reviews what has been learned about creating a solar oven, comparing most effective solar ovens, and demonstration of frying an egg. Grades: 3-Middle School

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  • Solar Oven Tutorial

    Part 1 of 3 in the "Solver Oven Cooking" series from the Kiva Center. In this video, kids will learn about the power of the sun to cook food. Watch this video to learn how to make a solar oven, which can be used to heat up or cook food using only the energy of the sun. Grades: 3-Middle School

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  • Insect Scavenger Hunt

    In this video, students will learn about the variety of insects, what their roles are, and how to identify them. It's accompanied by an insect scavenger hunt print-out. Grades: K-2nd

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  • Make Your Own Compass

    Learn how to make a compass with household items! Grades: 2-5

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  • Habitats of Bluff Lake

    Students will learn what makes a good habitat, what types of habitats we have at Bluff Lake, and how plants and animals survive in these habitats. Spanish version here (copy & paste link into browser) - https://tinyurl.com/y5r6fuz3 Grades: ECE-3

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  • Bluff Lake Water Mission

    Learn all about the three water sources at Bluff Lake, near Denver, Colorado, including: where the water comes from, what the habitats look like, and how we test to make sure the water is healthy for aquatic animals! Spanish version here (copy & paste link into browser) - https://tinyurl.com/yy3urnc8 Grades: 3-5

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  • Animal Signs

    Students will learn about various animals signs such as tracks they make in mud or snow, and how to identify tracks themselves! Link to Spanish version here - https://tinyurl.com/y6bqx78e Grades: 2-5

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  • Plant vs. Human Structures and Systems

    Join Garden Coordinator/Educator Gabriela (Spanish) and former Garden Coordinator/Educator Carol (English) as they dig into what makes plants and humans function! Students will witness some plant dissection, then can go looking for evidence of plant systems and structures in the world around them. A worksheet is provided for more learning at home. No printer? No worries! Create your own version of the worksheet, or just use it as a guide to discuss with your class or family. Grades: 4-6

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  • Garden Nutrition

    This lesson comes to us from our Nutrition Intern, Masters Student, Missy Meyers! Join Missy (English) and Garden to Table Garden Coordinator/Educator Gabriela (Spanish) as they visit the garden with 4th grade to find out about nutrition. Students can use the information they share to think about the nutritional value of their favorite foods, and consider trying something new! A worksheet and online materials are provided for more learning at home. No printer? No worries! Create your own version of the worksheet, or just use it as a guide to discuss with your class or family. Grades: 3-5

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  • Explore Water Use at Home

    This activity helps young learners explore how they use water at home. By counting every time they use a source of water in the home, learners are able to create a graph to compare where they go most frequently for water and how they might be able to change where they use water. Grades: 2-5

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  • Insect Habitats

    Garden to Table Garden and Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Norcross shows us about insects and their habitats, then takes us for and up-close visit with insects in the garden! 2nd graders can explore with Leslie, then go searching for different types of insects in their native habitat. Worksheets are provided for labeling insect parts and guidance for finding insects. (Spanish language video and worksheets coming soon!) No printer? No worries! Just grab any sheet of paper, explore, and draw or write what you find. Or find a friend, family member, pet, of favorite toy to tell about your scientific discoveries! Grades: 1-3

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  • Exploring Pumpkins and Sunflowers

    Join Garden to Table Program Director Lindsey (in English), and Garden Coordinator Gabriela (in Spanish), on a fun investigation of sunflowers and pumpkins in the garden! Students can visit the garden with us, then do their own exploration at home, in a garden, or in their yard or neighborhood. A worksheet is provided to help guide students. Kids – make sure you ask permission before picking or damaging any plants! No printer? No worries! Just grab any sheet of paper, explore, and draw or write what you find. Or find a friend, family member, pet, of favorite toy to tell about your scientific discoveries! Grades: ECE-1

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  • Edible Rainbow

    Students will learn about the health benefits of different colored foods and why it is important to "eat the rainbow" through a fun drawing, scavenger hunt in their kitchen and additional supportive materials. Includes: video lesson, hands-on activity, discussion questions, and additional resources. Grades: ECE-2

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  • Honeybees, Pollination and the Food We Eat

    Students will learn about the life cycle of the honeybee, pollination, and the honeybees' contribution to plant life and modern agriculture. Includes: video lesson, hands-on activity, discussion questions, and additional resources. Grades: ECE-2

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  • Environmental Art

    Students will learn about repeating patterns found in nature, the artist work of Andy Goldsworthy, then will be encouraged to make their own environmental art from materials found in the places they explore. Includes: video lesson, hands-on activity, discussion questions, and additional resources. Grades: ECE-5

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  • Dinosaur Ridge Geology & Paleontology

    Teach students about geology and paleontology through this virtual tour of Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison, Colorado. Student-facing slides with teacher/speaker notes, video links, and questions for students. Note: This is a sample - the full curriculum contains an educator’s guidebook, additional Google slides, student activities and worksheets, and additional videos. Click logo below for more information. Grades: 6-8

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