The lesson plans presented here are a sampling from NWF's collection of over 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards.
Check back regularly! We will be continually adding to our online library of resources for educators, beginning with the addition of lesson plans from our NatureScope series.
Lessons designed to introduce students to concepts of ecology, habitat care and species identification:
Lessons designed to engage student in learning good conservation techniques and practices to use at home and at school:
Lessons that explore ecosystems within the United States:
- Danger from Afar: Non-point Source Pollution and the Lake Superior Basin (grades 3-8)
- Go with the Flow (grades 6-8)
- How Do You Feel About Water? (grades 5-8, 3-4)
- The Water Cycle (grades 2-8)
- Water, Water, Everywhere? (grades 3-4, K-2, 5-8)
- Watershed Web: A Field Trip (grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8)
- Leaf Pack Stream Ecology Kits (grade levels 3 and up): Explore the world of stream macroinvertebrates, and their value as indicators of water quality, with four different Leaf Pack Stream Ecology Kits, available for purchase through NWF.
Lessons that introduce students to wildlife and wildlife behavior:
Amphibians and Reptiles
Birds and Butterflies
Endangered and At-Risk Species
Insects, Spiders & Invertebrates
Variety of Wildlife