Tag: Biology

Create Your Own Animal Study

A great way to begin your study is to make a list of animals you want to learn about, then brainstorm some ways you can learn about the ones you are most interested in.  One of the easiest and least expensive ways to learn about animals is to get […]

Plant Propagation

Better Homes & Garden: Propagating Houseplants & Making More Plants From Cuttings – How to make more plants from plant cuttings. Gardening Know How: Starting Plant Cuttings – How To Root Cuttings From Plants – Types of cutting and how to root them. The Balance: Best Plant To Grow From Cuttings – 19 Plants that […]

Poinsettia Resource Page

Information University of Illinois Extension: Poinsettia Facts – Interesting facts and information about Poinsettias. Includes anatomy info, history of the plant, and number facts. The Spruce:  Poinsettias – Keepers or Compost? – Caring For Your Holiday Poinsettia and Getting It To Bloom Again Next Year (How To) Teleflora: Meaning & Symbolism of Poinsettias […]

Oysters & Pearls

Wikipedia: Oyster – Information about salt-water bivalve molluscs – types, anatomy, etc..Pearl – Information about the gemstone, pearl. Etymology, definition, physical properties, fresh and saltwater pearls, creation and much more. American Pearl: A Brief History of Pearls: How Pearls are Harvested – Article about harvesting pearls, early history of pearl harvesting, and […]


All of the following animal related posts can be found on Funschooling & Recreational Learning. Arthropoda: Insects, Spiders, Ect. Butterflies:Butterflies – Independent Butterfly research project with questions, activity suggestions and resources.10 Creatively Cool Butterfly Activities – Ten open-ended, hands-on activities that encourage research skills, creativity and thinking skills.Fireflies – Research resources […]


*Manatee Family – Photo By Fran W. *Personal note about the photo: The larger manatee in the photo above is nursing her newborn calf. The larger of the young manatees, to the right of the mother, is learning how to care for the younger manatees. She travels with […]

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles Defenders: Sea Turtles – Basic facts about sea turtles: Diet, population, range, behavior, reproduction, etc. SeeTurtles: Sea Turtle Facts – Habitat & Diet, Human Threats, Life Cycle, Species World Wildlife Federation: Sea Turtle – General information. Sea Turtle Conservancy – Information about sea turtles, their habitats and […]


White-Tailed Deer National Geographic: White-Tailed Deer – Information about white-tailed deer, breeding, diet, behavior, an audio file, and fast facts. Page also offers a picture gallery to scroll through.Wikipedia: Deer – Information About Deer: Classification, where they can be found around the world, anatomy, diet, reproduction, evolution, species, […]

Optical Illusions

Wikipedia: Optical Illusion Wikipedia: Optical Illusion – Explains what an illusion is and how it works. Michael Bach: Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena – 129 of them offered on this site! Illusions.org – 100 Illusions offered. NIH: Illusions – Explains what an illusion is and offers a few examples. Eye Tricks: Illusions – Scroll down a bit to […]

Animal Tracker

Many animals leave signs that they have been around. This activity will have you identifying the signs that tell you what it may be and how you can track them.You will need: Sketchpad and pencil or a cameraOptional: A pocket microscopeWhat to look for…This activity suggests that you observe […]