Nature Studies

Children’s Nature Books by Elizabeth Gordon

Posted in Elementary, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Nature Studies, Preschool on May 3, 2015

This series of books by Elizabeth Gordon have fun, colorful illustrations and short little poems that could be used as a literature and nature study, handwriting practice, or just reading. The poems are not particularly educational as these are picture books for younger children. You can find all of these books on, but I Read More »

Egyptian Birds

Posted in Animals, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Nature Studies, Public Domain on November 15, 2014

Pliny declares that it was by watching the flight of birds in general, and of the Kite in particular, that men first conceived the idea of steering their boats and ships with a tail or rudder, for, says he, “these birds by the turning and steering by their tails showed in the air what was needful Read More »

A Child’s Book of the Seasons {and} Pond and Stream

Posted in Lower Elementary, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on September 24, 2014

With the last load of hay Light-heart Summer trips away, When the cuckoo’s double note Chokes within his mottled throat, Then we country children say, Light-heart Summer trips away. Fun Nature Readers by Arthur Ransome Arthur Ransome was an English author most famous for his series Swallows and Amazons about children on holiday. He also Read More »

Collecting and Preserving Natural Objects

Posted in High School, Hobbies and Crafts, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on March 20, 2014

If your children have an interest in collecting things living or dead, you might enjoy this book. Several authors with experience in their field wrote short essay detailing the ways in which they collect and preserve samples. Topics include collecting eggs, bones, insects, plants, and more! Download Notes on Collecting and Preserving Natural-History Objects from Read More »

Beatrix Potter Collection

Posted in Animals, Kindergarten, Literature, Lower Elementary, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Reading on November 23, 2013

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were— Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Peter Rabbit and other tales Children love to hear the antics of Peter Rabbit and his forays into the garden of Mr. McGregor. Beatrix Potter wrote an entire collection of stories for children, and illustrated them in Read More »

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