BE AN EXPERT: NATURE STUDY
Your science text, other science books, encyclopedias, the library, field guides, and the Internet can help you with these assignment.
1. Nature Vocabulary 5 Points
Define these words
2. Plants and Animals 5 Points
Name a plant that is protected in our state.
Name three ways in which animals are important to plants.
Name an animal that is protected in our state. _________________________
Name three ways in which plants are important to animals.
3. Food Chains on Land and In Water 5 Points
Add four organisms to this land food chain.
Decomposers --> --> --> --> -->
Add four organisms to this water food chain.
Plankton --> --> --> --> -->
4. Birds 5 Points
List 10 birds that our found in our area.
5. Mammals 5 Points
Identify five species of wild mammals that can be found in your area.
List the common and scientific name for each wild mammal.
|Common Name of Wild Mammal||Scientific Name of Wild Mammal|
6. Poisonous Snakes 5 Points
Name the four poisonous snakes found in the United States.
7. Area Herps 5 Points
Name three species of reptiles and amphibians found in our area.
8. Area Insects 5 Points
Name 10 insects common to our area.
9. Area Spiders 5 Points
Name 5 spiders found in our area.
10. Spider Diagram 5
Label the body parts of this spider.
Prosoma, Spinnerets, Pedipalp, Abdomen, Eyes, Chelicerae
* Pedipalp is used twice.
Name 3 mollusks (Animals with shells)
11. Crustaceans 5
Name 3 crustaceans.
12. Seed Collection
Collect and label the seeds of 6 plants.
13. Leaf Collection
Collect and label 6 leaves of trees.
14. Poisonous Plants
Name 3 poisonous plants. DO NOT COLLECT
Describe the rash each plant may give you.
|Poisonous Plant||Description of Rash|
15. Carnivores Plants 5 Points
Carnivores plants supplement their diet with animals.
Name and describe 3 carnivores plants.
16. Types of Rocks 10 Points
Name the three types of rock.
Collect, identify, and label 5 different types of rocks from our area.
17. Animals of the State 5-20 Points
What is the official state animal for each category?
Research to find the answers and record on a sheet of paper. 5 Points
Create a foldable book to display the Official State
Categories. 20 Points
Each page will have a title that you see below.
Eacxh page will have a picture and the common name of the Official State Categories.
18. Microscope Pictures
Collect 9 different objects from your environment.
View them under a microscope and draw what you see.
Be sure to label each of your drawings.
Use Microscope Pictures found at: http://home.att.net/~teaching/science/micropix.pdf
19. Bird Feeder 15 Points
Make and set out a bird feeder.
List what birds you see at the feeder for a period of one month.
20. Insect Collection 10
Collect, mount, and label 10 insect species
The label should contain:
Large Insect Small Insect
21. Fish ID
Catch and identify 2 species of fish.
Make a biological drawing of each fish.
Label the fish body parts.
22. Shelled Animals
Collect, mount, and label 10 different sea shells.
27. Bug Eaten Leaf Award
The awards consist of being recognized at this Backyard Nature website as a genuine Backyard Naturalist who has identified a significant number of living organisms in his or her own neighborhood. You choose the level: Bronze, Silver, or Gold , that you are interested in. Bug Eaten Leaf Awards is found at: http://www.backyardnature.net/awards/index.htm
28. In the Field 10
Identify these items found in nature.
Bird Source found at:
Bug Eaten Leaf Awards found at:
Collecting and Exhibiting Leaves found at:
Collecting Insects found at:
Common Garden Creatures found at:
How to Label a Seashell Collection found at:
How to Make a Terrarium found at:
How to Properly Label Rocks found at:
How to Start a Seashell Collection found at:
Microscope Pictures found at:
Poisonous Plants found at:
Preserving, Mounting, and Labeling Insects for Display found at:
Rock Collection Project found at:
Rock, Mineral Fossil Collection Information found at:
Rocks and Minerals found at:
Seashell Identification Guide found at:
Soda Bottle Terrarium found at:
Starting a Bug Collection found at:
Starting My Insect Collection found at:
Tree Identification: 4-H Project found at: