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studnet drawing in science notebook during distance learning

During this time of Distance Learning, Inside the Outdoors has gathered some resources to help support science learning and enrichment.  We are continuing to add additional resources to our page!

Lessons to Support Distance Learning

These lessons have been designed to support student learning and supplement your programs with Inside the Outdoors.  These lessons do not require program attendance.  

Habitat Discovery Lesson - Kindergarten

Habitat Worksheets
Animal Worksheet

Unbe-LEAF-able - 1st Grade

Cactus Worksheet

Classification Worksheet - Parts of the Plant

Observation Data Sheets

Tomato Plant Graphic

Slideshow

Copy Cats - 1st Grade

Invention Worksheet

Patent Worksheet

Slideshow

Cookin' Up Some Dirt - Lesson 1 - 4, 5 and Middle School

Compost Pictures
Worksheet

Cookin' Up Some Dirt - Lesson 2 - 5th Grade

Four Seasons Worksheet

Compost Data Sheet

Slideshow

Shifty Shadows - 5th Grade

Protractor
Model Set Up

Slideshow

Invasion of the Ecosystem Snatchers Full Lesson - High School

Student Reading
Worksheet (Printable)                Worksheet (Fillable)
Invasive Species
Native Species
Sample Campaign Ideas

Additional Classroom Activities (Not all activities are applicable to distance learning)

Videos and Live Webcam Lesson

This lesson can help your students organize their observations and wonderings. OWL (Observe, Wonder, Learn) is an acronym that can help organize students  ideas.  This lesson can be used at home, in the school yard, with a video or live webcam.

Inside the Outdoors Foundation YouTube Channel has videos with our Animal Ambassadors and activities to do with students and families.

OWL Lesson
OWL Worksheet - fillable form
OWL Worksheet - printable form

Science Notebooking

Nature Scene Investigators - NSI Backyard Mission

Our NSI Backyard Missions were designed to connect families and students with nature. These missions are easy to do at home and engage students in the natural world just outside their door.

Printable Forms ​Fillable Forms La Forma es ​Imprimible

 

Southern California Bird Guide

National Weather Service Cloud Spotter - Helps Identify Clouds

 

Science-at-Home Activities
Weekly Calendars

Please Explore Our Other Resources.

Social Media Science and Activities

 
We are fortifying our social media posts which we’ll share on multiple platforms Monday - Friday to offer:

  • Science-at-Home ideas in place of our regular Field Trip and Traveling Scientist programs.
  • FREE hangout opportunities for educators to support you during this time where you are physically distant from your students and regular science colleagues.
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INSTAGRAM and INSTAGRAM STORIES
@insidetheoutdoors
 

SHARE WITH US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM #ispynature

OCDE Instructional Continuity Resources

Other Distance Learning Resources

This link includes apps, reading and other resources you may find useful to assist in distance learning.

Thank you to the following partners who are supporting instructional continuity for students and their families:

​S.L. Gimbel Foundation
Disneyland Resort
Costa Mesa Sanitation District
Cox Orange County
City of Newport Beach
Southern California Edison
​Orange County Community Foundation
Boeing
Samueli Foundation
City of Anaheim
OCC Planetarium

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