Life Science

Field Journals

How to Keep a Field Journal
http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/youngnaturalistawards/resources
/fieldjournal.html

Field Journals
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/undergroundadventure/kidzone/field_journal.shtml

Doing Science: Keeping a Field Journal
http://www.amnh.org/learn/biodiversity_counts/read_select/hs/fieldjnl.htm

Helpful Hints for Field Sketching
http://www.amnh.org/learn/biodiversity_counts/read_select/ht/sketching.htm

Birds of America By John James Audubon
http://www.audubon.org/bird/BoA/BOA_index.html

 


Biodiversity


Biodiversity Basics
http://www.biodiversity911.org/biodiversity_basics/biodiversity_main.html

Biodiversity: The Tree of Life
http://ology.amnh.org/biodiversity/treeoflife/index.html

Biodiversity
http://www.domtar.com/arbre/english/biodiv/index.html

How Many Kinds of Organisms Are There?
http://www.backyardnature.net/ecospecs.htm

Biodiversity Facts
http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/projects/iboy/biomonth/biofacts.html

 

Classifying Plants and Animals

Classifying Plants and Animals
http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/classify/classify.html

How Plants and Animals Differ
http://www.mcwdn.org/Plants/PlantsDiffer.html

National Wildlife Federations E-Guide to Plants and Animals
http://www.enature.com/home/

Tree Identification: A Dichotomous Key
http://arborday.org/trees/WhatTree.cfm?ItemID=E6A

Another Dichotomous Tree Key
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/veg/treekey/index.htm

What Tree Is It?
http://www.oplin.org/tree/

Dichotomous Key for Identifying Water Critters
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/watercritter/wacky.htm


Plants

The Great Plant Escape
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/gpe.html

Backyard Plants
http://www.backyardnature.net/botany.htm

Biology of Plants
http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/main.html

Why Do Plants Have Flowers
http://www.sacsplash.org/mather/flowers.htm

Seed Dispersal Methods
http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/seed_dispersl/index.htm

How Trees Spread Their Seeds
http://www.units.muohio.edu/dragonfly/itb/index.htmlx

NJ Weed Gallery
http://www.rce.rutgers.edu/weeds/

 

Mammals

Animal Diversity Web
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html

Mammals of New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/chkmamls.htm

Backyard Mammals
http://www.backyardnature.net/2mammal.htm

ENature Field Guides
http://www.enature.com/home/

Urban Wildlife Field Guide
http://www.naturenextdoor.org/PDF%20Files/fieldgidept3.pdf

Animal Adaptations
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/activities/makeitahabitat/
adaptations.html

The Secret Life of Bats
http://www.fathom.com/course/21701775/index.html

What Does a Bat Look Like?
http://members.aol.com/bats4kids2/look.htm

Bats
http://members.aol.com/bats4kids/

More About Bats
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/bats/facts.htm


Birds

Welcome to the Amazing World of Birds
http://www.earthlife.net/birds/intro.html

Bird Guide
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/

Birds of New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/chkbirds.htm

Great Backyard Bird Count
http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/learning

Backyard Birds
http://www.backyardnature.net/birds.htm

A Sample Life History: The Song Sparrow
http://www.backyardnature.net/life_cyc.htm

What is Migration?
http://www.njaudubon.org/Education/Oases/Migration.html

Bird Migration Game
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/MigratoryBirds/Education
/Kids_Stuff/Woth_game/default.cfm

Winter Birds
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/bird/birdposter/index.htm

Field Guide to Black Birds
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/spring/BlackBirdGuide.html

Blue Birds
http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/bluebirdfacts.htm

Going Buggy! Insect-Eating Birds
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/spring/InsectEaters.html

Songbirds in the Urban Forest
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/forestry/urban/features/songbirds.htm

Facts About Hummingbirds
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/search/Hummer.html

Hummingbirds
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/conservationandscience/migratorybirds/webcam
/hummingbirds.cfm

Countdown: Hummer Eggs to Babies
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/humm/NestIndex.html

The Hummingbird Diaries
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/mindogger/hummerpage/hummer01.html

Hummingbird Food Chains
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/humm/FoodChain.html

Adaptations that Help Hummingbirds Survive
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/humm/Adaptations.html

Raptors in New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/raptor_info.htm


Butterflies

All About Butterflies
http://www.butterflyschool.org/student/index.html

Butterfly Basics
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/butterfly/basics.htm

Butterflies and Moths of Essex County
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/map?dc=125&_dcc=1&si=31

Monarch Butterflies: Multimedia Gallery
http://www.monarchwatch.org/gallery/photo/index.htm

Monarch Life Cycle
http://www.monarchlab.org/biology/MonarchLifeCycle.aspx

Monarch Watch: Anatomy
http://www.monarchwatch.org/biology/cycle1.htm

The Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/jr/LifeCycle1.html

Monarch Butterflies: Lifecycles
http://www.units.muohio.edu/dragonfly/cycle/

Monarch Migration
http://www.monarchwatch.org/tagmig/index.htm

Where Do Monarchs Go for the Winter?
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/Map_NASAglobeMX.html


Insects

Backyard Insects
http://www.backyardnature.net/2insect.htm

Insects
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/insect/index.htm

Lets Talk About Insects
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/insects/01.html

Insect Anatomy
http://www.earthlife.net/insects/six.html

Virtual Insects
http://www.ento.vt.edu/~sharov/3d/virtual.html

Images of Insects
http://www.ent.iastate.edu/imagegallery/

Frozen Insects: How Do Insects Survive the Winter?
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/spring/FrozenInsects.html

Where Do Insects Go in the Winter?
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmnh/buginfo/winter.htm

Dragonflies
http://www.earthlife.net/insects/odonata.html


Soil and Soil Critters

All About Soil
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/education/squirm/skQstns.html

The Dirt on Soil
http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/soil/

Soil Science Basics
http://soil.gsfc.nasa.gov/basics.htm

What is Soil?
http://library.thinkquest.org/J003195F/contents.htm

Critters of the Soil
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/undergroundadventure/critters/index.shtml

Soil Biological Communities
http://www.blm.gov/nstc/soil/Kids/index.html

Urgent: Soil
http://www.biodiversity911.org/soil/soil_main.html

Creepy Critter Feature
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/nature/creepy.htm

Arthropods
http://www.backyardnature.net/2arthrop.htm

Pill Bug Information
http://insected.arizona.edu/isoinfo.htm

Worm World
http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/worm/

Earthworms
http://www.backyardnature.net/earthwrm.htm

Life of an Earthworm
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/worm/WormLife.html

Snails and Slugs
http://www.backyardnature.net/snail&sl.htm


Ecology, Ecosystems, Food Chains and Food Webs

Backyard Ecology
http://www.backyardnature.net/ecology.htm

What is Ecology?
http://idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season4/ecology/facts.html

Ecology, Ecosystems, and Food Webs
http://www.idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season4/ecology/facts.html

Ecosystems, Biomes, and Habitats
http://www.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/habitat/habitat.html

Ecosystems and Food Chains
http://www.naturenextdoor.org/htm%20pages/ecosystemback.htm

Biomes of the World
http://www.mbgnet.net/

Biosphere Basics
http://www.geography4kids.com/files/land_intro.html


Creating Wildlife Habitats

Animal Friendly Plants
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/BackyardBiology/WildlifeGardening
/AnimalFriendlyPlants.cfm

Habitat Sweet Habitat
http://idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season5/habitat/facts.html

Backyard Wildlife Habitat
http://www.nwf.org/backyard/food.cfm

Habitat Components
http://www.wvdnr.gov/Wildlife/PDFFiles/WYhabitat.pdf

Creating a Wildlife Habitat
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/WildHab.html

Creating Wildlife Habitats
http://www.gwf.org/createhabitats.htm

Landscaping for Birds
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/attracting/landscaping/

Landscaping to Attract Birds
http://library.fws.gov/Bird_Publications/attract.html

Plants that Attract Hummingbirds
http://www.npsnj.org/hummingbirds_plants.htm

Attracting and Feeding Hummingbirds
http://www.hummingbirdsociety.org/HB101/HB101.asp

Shrubs and Vines That Attract Hummingbirds
http://www.gwf.org/SWHGuide/Georgia%20Schoolyard%20Wildlife12.pdf

New Jersey Native Butterfly Host Plants
http://www.npsnj.org/references/Native_Butterfly_Plants_NJNPS_list.pdf

Gardening for Butterflies
http://members.aol.com/TheWyvernsLair/inverts/Butterfly-1.html

Butterfly Plants
http://www.geocities.com/farfalla247/plantlist.html

Butterfly Plants for Specific Butterflies
http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/entfacts/misc/ef006.htm

Milkweed Photo Gallery
http://www.monarchwatch.org/milkweed/guide/index.htm


Trees and Forests

Trees are Terrific: Travels with Pierre
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees1/flash/index.html

Dr. Arbor Talks Trees
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees3/01.html

Forests
http://www.biodiversity911.org/forests/forests_main.html

Trees and Forests
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/forests/index.cfm

Student Guide to Trees and Forests
http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/chf/pub/tree_kit/student/index.html

Woodland Explorer
http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/woodland/index.html

Backyard Fungi
http://www.backyardnature.net/f/2fungi.htm

Woodland Gallery
http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/woodland/woodland_gallery.html

Squirrels and Acorns
http://www.units.muohio.edu/dragonfly/ita/index.htmlx

Colors of the Leaves
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Botany/BOT0204.html

Mans Uses for Trees
http://www.domtar.com/arbre/english/start.htm

The History of Arbor Day
http://www.arborday.org/arborday/history.cfm

 

Ponds, Rivers and Wetlands

Exploring Pond Habitats
http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/pondexplorer/pond-cross.html

Frederick Frogs Slide Shows
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow9/jun99/slideshowtest.htm

Pond Life Game
http://www.nalms.org/games/pondgame/plgame.htm

Virtual Pond Dip
http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/pondexplorer/pond3.html

Aquatic Critters
http://www.mbgnet.net/fresh/lakes/index.htm

Key to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/stream/orderpageone.htm

Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates
http://www.seanet.com/~leska/Online/Guide.html

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Identification Key
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~sos-iwla/Stream-Study/Key/
MacroKeyIntro.HTML

Wetlands
http://www.mbgnet.net/fresh/wetlands/index.htm

 

Endangered Species

Introduction to Endangered Species
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/esreasons.htm

Endangered Species
http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html

Endangered and Threatened Species of New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/tandespp.htm

NJ Endangered Species Conservation Act
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/somhome.htm

History and Evolution of the Endangered Species Act
of 1973
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/esasum.html


Invasive Species

Invasive Species
http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/Issues/InvasiveSpecies.cfm

Invasive Plants of NJ
http://www.npsnj.org/references/
Invasive%20Plants%20of%20NJ%20(Category%201).pdf

Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas
http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/midatlantic/toc.htm

 

Water and Watersheds

Wrights Water Cycle
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=13268

Round and Round it Goes: The Water Cycle
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/earth/groundwater/watercycle.htm

The Story of Water
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/water/story_of_water/
story_of_water_home.html

The Water Cycle
http://www-k12.atmos.washington.edu/k12/pilot/water_cycle/grabber2.html

 

Earth Science

If Rocks Could Talk
http://ology.amnh.org/earth/ifrockscouldtalk/index.html

The Rock Cycle
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/chemistry/changestoearthandatmosphere/
0rocksrev1.shtml

Backyard Geology
http://www.backyardnature.net/g/geology.htm

Geological Map of New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/index.html