Canada’s Forests Teaching Kits

In Canada, our forests are some of our richest resources.   The Canadian Forestry Association has created a series of 8 Forestry teaching kits designed to help kids learn the value of forests and taking care of them. Available in both English and French, they include the following units: Volume 1: Canada’s Forests — Learning […]

Get Back Outside: David Suzuki Foundation

Kids love nature. Our job as learning facilitators is to nurture that love into a caring passion for the environment around them. The David Suzuki Foundation has put together a series of teacher guides to help make that possible with their Get Back Outside project. There are 4 guides: The Kindergarten book has 4 lessons […]

Agriculture in Canada Lessons

Agriculture in Canada

What happens to tomato seeds that have been in space? Do they grow the same as seeds that have only been on Earth? Can astronauts grow food in space to sustain a long-term space voyage to Mars? That’s one question that the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Students’ Corner aims to answer – at the Tomatosphere […]

Learning About Wildlife: Zoos and Aquariums

Here in Canada we have some quality zoos and aquariums that allow us the opportunity to learn about animals that we otherwise would probably never get to experience or see in our lives. Most zoos are intended to educate people about the creatures in their care. If you have an animal lover in your home, […]

Pet Care Printables

Pets Worksheets {printable}

Pets can be an important part of a family. Whether it’s something small – like a hampster, or something huge, like a dog, they all seem to have a special place in our hearts. This printable helps you research more about pets and pet care. Inspired by my son’s attempt to work on his Cub […]

Hello Nature {Book Review}

I love the idea of a nature journal. In fact, over the years, I’ve bought a few blank sketchbooks with fancy coloured pencils, books on how to journal nature, resources for nature themed curriculum, nature guides, and more. And…. failed. Every time. I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, and when […]

Science Storybooks

When presented in storybook format, even young kids can grasp potentially complex concepts with surprising ease. That’s why I really have been enjoying the Science Storybook series. Originally published in Korea and translated into English, these books are written for young children – preschool through 2nd grade in particular, although I think they can be […]

Teach Your Kids About the Earth

Teach Your Kids About … the Earth

Earth Science is a fascinating study – how it works, what it’s made of, what’s around it. There’s lots to learn about our little ball in the universe. Here are some resources to help teach your kids about our planet.   The Continents & Oceans Continents Trading Cards – from Mr. Elementary Geography Interactive Notebook […]

Teach Your Kids About Bridges

Teach Your Kids About … Bridges

Bridges are amazing feats of engineering and a great logic challenge for your children designers. Here are some resources to help teach them more about bridges and how they work.   Lesson Plans Bridge Lesson on Forces, Arch Bridges, & Truss Bridges – a detailed hands-on unit study designed for a homeschool co-op. Bridge Lesson […]