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

OWL Lesson

OWL Worksheet - fillable form

OWL Worksheet - printable form

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Videos for the Classroom

Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Live Cam and Recorded Videos
Groundwater Replenishment System
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
How to Care for the Environment
Living and Nonliving Things - for lower elementary
National Geographic Videos
NGSS Phenomenon
Phases of the Moon Demo
Recycling Reimagined - from Republic Services
Science Channel Videos
What if Everybody Did it? - Picking up litter for early learning students

YouTube Channels

Bill Nye the Science Guy
California Academy of Sciences
California Department of Water Resources
California Water Fix
MinuteEarth: Science and stories about our awesome planet!
Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC)
National Institutes of Health Basic Life Processes - Cell Focus
National Science Teachers Association
Orange County Sanitation District
Orange County Water District

Ted Talks

A Robot that Eats Pollution
The Life of a Plastic Bottle
Vermicomposting

Videos for Professional Development - Science Focus

(Note that CA NGSS has some additional components that are not included in the national standards)

Achieve - NGSS Videos and other resources
Ambitious Science Teaching
Bozeman Science - NGSS Videos
Bozeman Science - Many videos that provide background information, many targeting AP subjects
California Education and the Environment Initiative - YouTube Channel
Fostering Environmental Literacy
NSTA YouTube Channel
Teaching Channel

Videos for Professional Development - Common Core Focus

The Hunt Institute YouTube Channel

Live Webcams

Bald Eagles Nest in Washington DC
California Academy of Sciences Webcams
Explore.org - This site has over 100 different webcams available for viewing.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams
NOAA Multimedia - various webcams
San Diego Zoo Webcams
Smithsonian Zoo Webcams

Additional Online Resources

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