Science - 4th Grade
Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts and identify common organisms for each environment.
Describe the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts.
Animal Adaptations Field Trip
Students are introduced to animal adaptations and physical parts that help animals to survive through four outdoor activities.
Biomes from Enchanted Learning
Maps, information about animals, and printable resources are available.
Biomes of the World: The Wild Classroom and Explore Biodiversity
Click on a biome on the graph for more information, informative videos, and links to scientist profiles, travel information, lesson plans and species profiles for each region.
Dr. Arbor Talks Trees
Students will learn some of the basic inner workings, chemical principles, and fun ways to get to know trees better.
This website includes resources for many of the different habitats around the world. It also has lesson plans for K-12.
Photographs of the American Southwest: Utah
Check out these pictures of Utah's geology.
Teaching Kits: Utah Geological Survey
Geology-Related Teaching Kits.
Utah National Parks
Check out Utah's five National Parks and all the things that can be learned from them.
An online unit with bacground information, pictures, resources, activities, and more
Water Biomes of the World
You'll find a wide variety of animal life in or around fresh water ecosystems...aquatic birds... amphiphians..mammals and of course, a wide variety of fish. And the water cycle is very important to fresh water ecosystems.
Learn how counting macroinvertebrates helps scientists know how clean water is.
Wetlands Education: EPA
This website includes activities, curriculum/guides, education Programs, teaching tools, and additional links to help learn about Wetlands.
What is it Like Where You Live? Biomes of the World
Learn about the world's major environments: rainforests, tundras, taigas, desert, temperate and grasslands.
What Tree is That?
You can identify most trees by studying their leaves, seeds, and fruit. This animation will help you learn to identify these characteristics and take a step-by-step approach to arrive at the name of your tree.
Windows to the Universe: Biomes and Ecosystems
Learn about different biomes of the world, with three different readability levels, with similar plants, animals, and other living things that are adapted to the climate and other conditions.
WorldBiomes.com covers five of the major world biomes.
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and see the Science - Elementary website. For
general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director
- Jennifer Throndsen .
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