Thursday, April 2, 2015

Best Free Digital Content for Wetlands

It’s April and that means Spring in Alberta.  Students are starting to head out into playgrounds and yards, taking in all of the changes that spring brings.  Many school playgrounds resemble nothing more than a boggy wetland right now.   ;)

Image from Image GallerySpeaking of wetlands (ahem), we have a great list of interactive resources for the Grade 5 Wetland Ecosystems unit that will have students building food webs, watching videos and experimenting with human interaction within wetlands...and hopefully, exploring wetlands.
Need images of wetlands?  While you are on the page, click on the IMG button to the right of Wetland Ecosystems.  You will find 257 kid-friendly images of wetlands that you and your students can use freely for educational purposes.  

Then there are videos like this one from Ducks Unlimited. has a playlist of selected resources suitable for Gr. 5 on Wetlands.

Let us know what you think of these resources and if you find them helpful!