Activities & Lesson Plans

Activities are coded E=Elementary, M=Middle School, H=High School.

Additional activities are available here: Keep Texas Wild Lesson Plans

    Explorations 

    Grade LevelLesson Plan/ActivityTEKS
    E M   Nature Sleuths Grades 4-8 TEKS vary. This lesson can be used in many different ways. It is too general to associate with many specific TEKS.
    E M H Field Investigation Guide
    E M   Interdisciplinary Habitat Hunt

    Ecological Concepts

    Grade LevelLesson Plan/ActivityTEKS
    E M H How Many Deer? 4th Grade Math (a)2 (b) 1.A 1.B 1.E 4.B 4.D 4.H 5.A 5.B
    5th Grade Math (a)2 (a)3 (b) 1.A 1.B 1.D 1.F 3.B 4.B 4.C
    E M   Intro to Biodiversity
    E M   Keep Texas Wild: Predator vs. Prey
      M H The Lorax Activity 6th Grade Science 7.A 7.B
    Technology Integration (Computer Literacy)
    126.11 (4)
    Language Arts (b) 2.B 2.E 3.A
    7th Grade Science 10.B
    Technology Integration (Computer Literacy)
    126.11 (4)
    Language Arts (b) 2.B 2.E 3.A 8th Grade Science 1.B 11.C 11.D
    Technology Integrations (Computer Literacy)
    126.11 (4)
    Language Arts (b) 2.B 2.E 3.A
    E How Many Frogs Can Live in This Pond? K Science 9.B
    1st Grade Science 9.C 10.A 10.D
    2nd Grade Science 3.C 4.A 9.B 10.A
    3rd Grade Science 3.C 4.A 9.A 9.B 9.C 10.A 10.B 10.C
    4th Grade Science 3.C 4.A 9.B 10.A 10.B 10.C

     

    Terrestrial Ecology

    Grade LevelLesson Plan/ActivityTEKS
    E M H Name That Bird:  Bilingual activity about bird parts and bird names
    E M H Making Seed Balls
    E M H How to Make a Plant Press K,1,2,3,4,5,6 Fine Arts 1.A 1.B 2.A 2.C
    K Math 6.A 6.F
    1st Grade Math 7.A 7.B 7.C
    2nd Grade Math 8.A 8.D 9.A 9.E 9.F
    3rd Grade Math
    E M   Interdisciplinary Bison Unit
    E M   Texas Rare Species Activity Pages

     

    Aquatic Activities

    Grade LevelLesson Plan/Activity
    Background resources:
    M H Wetlands Web
    Lesson Plans
      M H What Lives in a Wetland
      M H Studying Wetland Plants
      M H Down Under Grasslands
    E M   Coastal Controversy
    E M H "Bug Picking" Stream Health
      M   Sea Turtle Strandings
      M   Swim Bladder
    E M   Texas Rare Species Activity Pages
    E M H The Web of Life
    E M   The Stream Game
    E M Count the Kill

     

    Regions of Texas

    Grade LevelTeacher Resource Page
    E     Big Bend
    E     Gulf Coast
    E     Hill Country
    E     Panhandle Plains
    E     Pineywoods
    E     Prairies and Lakes
    E     South Texas

     

    Archeology

    Grade LevelLesson Plan/Activity
    E M   Draw Your Own Rock Art
    E     Pottery Reconstruction Puzzle

     

    Journaling and Creative Writing

    Grade LevelLesson Plan/Activity
    E     Create a Journal
    E M   Develop a Culture

     


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