Earth Science

Earth’s Layers: crust, mantle, core, & more. Plus a layers of the earth-inspired density activity!

In school, you usually learn that the three main layers of the earth are the crust, mantle, and core. Geologists call these compositional layers, because the layers are defined by the materials they are made of. However, geologists also think about how different layers of the earth move: for example, do they flow easily? Are […]

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5 Outdoor Math Activities with Real World Applications

If you’re a teacher, you know that combining math activities with real-world applications can make things a bit more interesting. Now taking applied math OUTSIDE?! Your students might just find that math is more fun than they ever thought it could be! These math activity ideas are inspired by my work in the field of […]

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10 Nature-inspired art projects for kids to try in your classroom!

Today, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite nature art projects from my recent art camp, so that you can try them with your students too! These educational art projects will help students use art as a lens for learning about nature and science – all while trying new art mediums and […]

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Bird Beaks Lab: try this hands-on classroom activity to learn about adaptations and natural selection!

This is a hilarious and hands-on way to experience competition between species and learn about natural selection and animal adaptations. In this post, you will learn how to set up your own bird beaks lab to try out in your classroom!

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10 Waterbird and waterfowl activities for kids to try in your classroom!

Waterfowl and other waterbirds are some of the best wildlife to go view with kids in wetlands and other natural areas, regardless of your location. If you are planning a waterfowl field trip – or a whole waterfowl and waterbird unit – this waterbird & waterfowl activities list is the place to start! In case […]


What’s new at Wild Earth Lab?! + Free Mini Study

Get ready! A lot is new at Wild Earth Lab this summer! And to top it all off, I have a free mushroom mini study for you! Below, I’ve put together a list of my most recent science units, freebies, blog/activity posts, and upcoming sale dates at Wild Earth Lab! Plus an important update on […]


Tree Anatomy: the parts of trees and their functions

Why do trees have leaves and roots? What is inside the trunk of a tree? We will answer these questions and more in this post.

Amazing Wildlife

Bugs vs Insects vs Arthropods: what’s the difference?

Many people misuse “bug” when talking about any insect. However, only certain insects are considered true bugs. In this post, you will learn the difference between a bug, and insect, and an arthropod and why they are not quite the same thing.


Intro to Taxonomy: how living beings are sorted and classified

Taxonomy is the science of organizing and classifying living beings into groups. It is important in the fields of wildlife biology, botany, mycology, zoology, microbiology, ecology and more! Introducing your students to taxonomy is a great way to start exploring the biodiversity of life on earth!

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Desert Adaptations: 8 strategies plants and animals use to survive in the desert!

Life is possible with very little water! Desert plants and animals have some amazing adaptations to survive in dry conditions.