Do you live where there are lots of lakes and ponds? You may enjoy learning about Freshwater Ecosystems with your kids!
There is so much life in a freshwater ecosystem, so many amazing things to learn about above and below the water. If your family loves nature, and loves being around water then your kids will enjoy learning about freshwater ecosystems with these printables and science project ideas.
Pond Life Picture Word Cards from PreKinders
Pond Life Tot Book from 1+1+1=1
Color the Freshwater Habitat from Education.com
Freshwater Marsh Printables from Enchanted Learning
Pond Science FREE Lesson Plan from Marine Discovery for grades 6-8.
Ponds and Rivers Preschool Printables from A Teaching Mommy
Down at the Pond Printable Packet from Mamas Learning Corner
ABC Teach has an entire page of Freshwater Habitat Printables and Worksheets.
Pond Life Animal Printouts from Enchanted Learning – this page is FULL of free printables to create your own pond life animal book.
We love these Outdoor Hour Challenges from Handbook of Nature Study:
Pond Nature Study and Notebooking Page
Dragonflies and Damselflies Study and Notebooking Page
Turtles and Duckweed Nature Study
Science Project Ideas:
Above and Below the Pond Have your students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade illustrate the ecosystem around a pond with this science lesson plan from Crayola.
Pond Science FREE Lesson Plan and Activity from Marine Discovery for grades 6-8.
Guppies, Cycles, and Ecosystems Science Project from StudyWeb
Pond Life and Pond Food Chain Science Project from Science Teaching Center
Exploring Pond Life with Kids from Kids Activities Blog
Algae and Pollution Science Experiment from Layers of Learning
Learn About the Carbon Cycle with Bottle Ecosystems from The Geo Exchange
Build a Mini Ecosystem for Nature Observation from Stir the Wonder
Inspecting Pond Water with Preschoolers from Stir the Wonder
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