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Teacher Resources

Looking for classroom activities to use with your students? We encourage you to explore our online materials. Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with curriculum to continue your Hidden Villa experience in the classroom.

We are also excited to share with you some funding opportunities that are available to support experiential learning at your school, transportation, and field trip funding sources.

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NGSS Curriculum

 

NGSS Videos

    Teacher Resources

  • A Life Story Written on a Leaf

    This video shows the life cycle of a ladybug and a leaf miner insect.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 3-LS1-1
  • Animals That Dig: Who Needs Bulldozers?

    This video shows several examples of how gophers and moles change the environment through their digging activities.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard K-ESS2-2
  • Can Plants Grow Without Sun or Water?

    Can plants grow without sun or water?
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 2-LS2-1
  • Caring for the Wilderness

    This video shows examples of how farmers can work with the wilderness and protect natural resources and environments.
    Price: Free
    Duration: 7 minute video plus discussion
  • Decomposers: Turning Scraps into Dirt

    This video show how worms change their environment by changing plant leftovers into soil.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard K-ESS2-2
  • Deer Ears: Your Very Own Super Power

    This video uses the example of a deer's ears as an external body part whose structure functions to protect deer from predators and other dangers.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 1-LS1-1
  • Digging Deep: Exploring the Compost Pile

    This video shows the cycle of how worms turn scrap food into soil.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 5-LS2-1
  • Eating Sunshine in the Garden

    This video shows examples of how solar energy is captured and used at Hidden Villa Farm.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 5-PS3-1
  • Exploring Micro-Habitats: Life Under Logs

    This video shows many animals that live in the microhabitats under logs.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 2-LS4-1
  • Grocery Shopping In the Woods

    This video gives examples of many natural and renewable resources used by the Ohlone Native Americans.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 4-ESS3-1
  • Helping Birds Build Nests

    This video gives examples of how individuals can help preserve bird habitats.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 5-ESS3-1
  • Horns and Antlers: Useful Tools or Nature's Hood Ornaments?

    This video presents information on the functions of external structures using the examples of horns and antlers.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 4-LS1-1
  • How Animals Make Their Homes: Woodrats

    This video shows how woodrats change their environment.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard K-ESS2-2
  • How Deer Affect Trees and the Entire Forest

    This video shows how deer change their environment.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard K-ESS2-2
  • How Hidden Villa Saves Rainwater the Easy Way

    This video gives examples of how rain water can be conserved.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 5-ESS3-1
  • How One Family Saved a Watershed

    This video shows how the choices of one family saved a watershed.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 3-LS4-4
  • How Plants Anchor Soil

    This video shows how plants help anchor the soil and prevent erosion.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 4-ESS2-1
  • How Seeds Travel

    This video shows an example of how a plant is dependent on birds to move its seeds around.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 2-LS2-2
  • How to Keep Plants Healthy

    This video gives examples of how plants are dependent on water and light.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 2-LS2-1
  • Let's Play with Plants

    This video shows one example of how students can have fun with plants by taking advantage of a plant's strategy for getting its seeds to hitch a ride on animals for dispersal.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 2-LS2-2
  • Life in the Air: Adaptations of a Bird

    This video shows the adaptations of birds.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 4-LS1-1
  • Life on the Prowl: Adaptations of a Fox

    This video shows the adaptations of a fox.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 4-LS1-1
  • Life Without Limbs: Adaptations of a Snake

    This video shows the adaptations of snakes.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 4-LS1-1
  • Making a Campfire: Energy Choices

    This video uses the process of making a campfire on a cold morning as a means of exploring the pros and cons of wood as a "renewable" energy resource.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 4-ESS3-1
  • Play a Trick on a Tick

    This video shows how ticks use perception to detect an animal's passage and how to use this knowledge to avoid tick bites.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 4-LS1-2
  • Reconstructing a Deer Skeleton

    This video shows various parts of a deer and how those parts function.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 4-LS1-1
  • Seed Dispersal

    This video shows several ways plants depend on animals and the environment to spread their seeds.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 4-LS1-1
  • Six Parts of a Plant

    This video shows the six parts of a plant in a fun and memorable way.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 1-LS1-1
  • Taking Care of Farm Animal Basic Needs

    This video shows several examples of what farm animals need to live.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard K-LS1-1
  • Who Lives Under Logs?

    This video shows examples of the small animals that live under logs.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard K-ESS3-1
  • Woodrats: Forest Engineers

    This video shows how woodrats build their shelters.
    Price: Free
    Duration: NGSS Standard 1-LS1-1