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 […]

Activity ideas

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 […]

Activity ideas Ecology

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!


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!

Amazing Wildlife Botany Ecology

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.

Activity ideas Ecology

Parts of a mushroom: anatomy of mushrooms plus a fun learning activity!

Mushroom anatomy is a great science activity for students of any age! In this post, we will examine the main parts of a mushroom.

Activity ideas Earth Science

Water’s Weird Properties: 5 water molecule activities to try with your students!

Water. It covers over 70% of the earth’s surface and even makes up about 60% of the human body. But did you know that water has some incredible properties that make it different from other liquids? This is due to water molecules’ unique molecular structure. If you are studying water in your classroom, here are a few fun water molecule activities to help your students discover some of water molecules’ weirder properties.