Our Nature Unleashed Unit helps elementary students understand ecosystem connections through exploring Missouri’s ponds, forests, and prairies. The fully illustrated student book includes activities that get students outdoors and exploring, investigating, and asking questions about the ecosystems around their school.
After this unit, students will understand concepts like the difference between consumers and producers, the food chain, and the specializations that help animals survive in different ecosystems.
The Nature Unleashed unit introduces students to specific laboratory and data procedures with fun activities in their scientific notebooks. These activities guide students toward designing a field experience where they gather, record, and organize data. This field experience is a final activity where students demonstrate their scientific skills that they learned throughout the year.
Correlations to the new Missouri Learning Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards are included as separate publications for download. You can explore the PDF versions of the student book and teacher guide below. Download the teacher guide to your tablet, the posters for your smartboard, and the student book for Chromebooks.