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We're all Connected

The Great Web of Life

 

Welcome to our World of Wonders Series! This page is perfect for learning how we are all connected in the food web. Get ready to explore our role in the Web of Life. Start with our welcome video – join us and sing along.

 

Begin your exploration & take the Hidden Villa Challenges!

 

Welcome to Hidden Villa. Are you ready for our three challenges?

1. Take Care.

2. Try Something New.

3. HAVE FUN!

 

Trying new things is very important for exploring the world around you! Lets first learn a few important scientific tools so we can make observations, ask questions, and make connections on our journey.

 


 

I Notice, I Wonder…

Lets practice using our prompts!

1. First make observations using, “I notice…”

2. Now lets ask some questions about an object using, “I wonder…”

3. Finally lets pull everything together and make some connections using, “it reminds me of…”

These are the essential tools of a scientist!

Explore Click here for more our Student Guide that includes questions, resources and activities about this topic!

 


 

Now it is time to dive into our theme:

 

“We’re all Connected”

The Great Web of Life

 

Teacher guides for each video are located at the bottom of this page.

 

 


 

A Wild Community

 

An ecosystem is a natural system of living and non-living elements that work together. Living things, like animals and plants, are called biotic elements. They need non-living things like sun, substrate (sand, rocks and other minerals), water, and air to survive. These non-living elements are called abiotic elements.

Explore Click here for more questions, resources and activities about this topic!

 


 

Mammals

Learn the 5 things that make us, and other mammals, a mammal!

 

Stay tuned for student resources related to this video. 


 

Animal Evidence

How can we use skulls to discover more about animals’ feeding preferences and strategies?

 

Stay tuned for student resources related to this video.


 

 

What is next?

 

Have you investigated the questions and activities within your student guides?

 

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Teacher’s Corner

 

Dear Teachers and Parents/Guardians using these resources,

We have made students guides for many of our W.O.W. Video series. Each student guide contains a section called:

  • “Know it all” meant as a comprehension corner with questions that have varying levels of difficulty related to the video.
  • “Digging Deeper” that will include links and resources to learn more about the topic(s) addressed in the video.
  • ”Try it” through a variety of activities meant to encourage learning away from the computer. These may be observation activities, crafts, games, writing prompts, or other creative activities supporting NGSS and video topics.

In creating these guides our intention was to allow a scope of options for educators to choose from that will best support their learners’ needs. Stay tuned for the roll out of our Student Worksheets. 

 

I Notice…

 

Banana Slug Island

 

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