Penguin Resources

Adélie Penguin
How Stuff Works: Penguins - General information about penguins.

PBS: The World of Penguins - This site offers video clips, and some information about penguins.

Wikipedia: Penguins - This site offers information and links to other types of penguins.
National Geographic Kids: Emperor Penguin Facts and Pictures - This site offers facts, videos, and a game of Penguin Bobsledding where you capture as many fish as you can in the time allotted.

How To Draw Animals: Penguin - Learn how to draw a penguin in 6 steps.


Penguin Unit Studies and Lessons 

Orange Resources

General & Nutritional Information

WikipediaOrange (Fruit) - General information about oranges, including cultivation. 


World's Healthier Foods: Oranges - General health information.


Nutrition and You: Orange - Fruit - Health benefits.


Purdue University: Orange - Growing and technical information.


LiveScienceOranges Nutrition Facts - Health benefits, risks and nutrition info.


Sunkist Oranges - Types of oranges.


Visual Merriam Webster: Fleshy Fruit Citrus Fruit - Labeled Diagram of an orange.


The Visual Dictionary: Orange - Parts of the orange and their function.

Care2: 13 Health Benefits of Oranges - Find out how oranges are good for your health.
Orange Diseases

CBS News: Incurable Bacteria Citrus Greening Destroying Floridas Citrus Industry


TechTimes: Greening Disease Threatens Florida Citrus Industry

Medical DailyFlorida Orange Trees Threatened by Citrus-Psyllid Asian Bugs Carrying Bacteria

Snowshoe Hare (Rabbit)

Snowshoe Hare, Shirleys Bay
Photo by: D. Gordon E. Robertson
National Geographic: Snowshoe Hare
Information, audio file, facts, map.

Wikipedia: Snowshoe Hare
Photos, habitat, food.

ARKive: Snowshoe Hare
Printable fact sheet, biology, status, threats.

National Wildlife Federation: Snowshoe Hare
Description and facts.

BioKids: Snowshoe Hare
Kid friendly site.
University of Michigan: Museum of Zoology Version

EEK! Critter Corner: Snowshoe Hare
Information, food for thought, and how to track

 Alderleaf Wilderness College: Hare and Rabbit Tracks & Sign

An online guide.

Draw a Snowshoe Hare


We Draw Animals: Snowshoe Hare

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for drawing instructions.

Exploring Nature Educational Resources: Snowshoe Hare

Identify snowshoe hare tracks on this page of the same site

Video 17:34: How to Draw the Snowshoe Rabbit from Jan Brett's, "The Animals' Santa" 




More YouTube Videos





Title/Time

Wintering Snowshoe Hare 6:14
Snowshoe Hare 1:33
Snowshoe Hare Research 7:27
Wild Kratts: Snow Runners Part 1 13:47
Wild Kratts: Snow Runners Part 2 12:17

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Bean Resources

Mixed Beans by Fran W.
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The Imagination Tree: Grow a Bean Plant on Cotton Balls - Instructions and illustrations.

Oklahoma 4H: A Bean is a Seed - Life cycle of a plant - classroom activities.

Kean University: Bean Plant Activities - Site offers various activities.

University of Hawaii: We’ve Bean Growing - PDF - Anatomy of Germination

Buzzle: Life Cycle of a Bean Plant - Site offers diagrams of various stages of a beans life cycle and offers explanations for each one.

Wikipedia: Bean - Site offers general information about beans, including cultivation and history.

Fran's World of Discovery: Three Sisters: Beans - Bean soup recipe and bean activities offered on this site.

Cook's Thesaurus: Dry Beans - This is a excellent resource for anyone interested in learning about various types of beans.

Enchanted Learning: Bean Diagram - Printable and ready to label. Word bank and answers available.

Kiddie Gardeners: Make a Bean Tee-pee - Instructions for making a bean tee-pee in your backyard.

Teaching Ideas: Bean Activities - Site offers bean activities for active young people.

Artists Helping Children: Seed and Bean Projects - Bean box, noise makers, crafts and other projects.

Bright Hub EducationPreschool Science Fun with a Lima Bean: Grow a Plant!

Wellness Proposals: Children's Learning Activities Using Dry Beans - Activities for very young children.

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Snowman Activities


Snowman by Becka V.
SNOWMAN LANGUAGE SKILLS

Classroom Jr.: Snowman Mad Libs - Printable activity.

Super Word Search Puzzles: Frosty The Snowman - printable word search.


SNOWMAN HISTORY

WikipediaSnowman - History of the snowman.



SNOWMAN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

First School: Snow and Snowman Activities


SNOWMAN CRAFTS

About: Family CraftsSnow People Projects


DLTK: Snowman Crafts


Enchanted Learning: Snowman Crafts


About: Pop Bottle Snowman Craft


Artists Helping Children: Snowman Crafts