Stout Woods Nature Preserve
Welcome! Virtual Trail Information Educational Activities

 

This curriculum is designed to mimic a typical field trip-based curriculum. The activities have been created so that each "Pre-Visit Activity" forms the basis for the "Online 'Virtual Visit' Activity." A "Post-Visit Activity" then reinforces and wraps-up the subject matter.

The following activities are divided into two grade level groups. Each curriculum features ready-to-play online activities and ready-to-print activities and lesson plans. Click the activity names in the curriculum tables to view a description of the selected activity and download materials or launch the activity.

CLICK HERE FOR THE GRADE 4-5 CURRICULUM

CLICK HERE FOR THE GRADE 6-7 CURRICULUM

* Teachers please note: Some of the activities are either password protected or have password protected files within them. The password will only be released to qualified teachers/instructors. To obtain the password, please click here.


Grade 4-5 Curriculum
Pre-Visit Activities
Online "Virtual Visit" Activities
Post-Visit Activities

Tree Safari
- products from trees

Forestry 101
- an interactive look at some common trees found at Stout Woods.

America's Stately Trees
- an exploration into state trees across the country

Tracking Down Wildlife!
- researching and creating an animal track "field guide"

Searching For Signs
- a virtual walk through the woods uncovers mysterious animal signs

Wildlife Detectives
- a variety of project ideas to attract wildlife for observation
Parts of the Whole
- a "puzzling" look at what makes up a tree and how the pieces fit together
Pulling the Parts Together
- an animated review of the parts of a tree and a chance to "build a tree"
Waxing Poetic About Trees
- creating poetry and/or short stories about trees and forest ecology
The above activities are designed to address numerous Indiana Academic Standards -
English/Language Arts: 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.7
Mathematics: 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.5, 5.7
Science: 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
Social Studies: 4.1, 5.3

Grade 6-7 Curriculum
Pre-Visit Activities
Online "Virtual Visit" Activities
Post-Visit Activities

Wildlife Observations
- creating a simplified habitat map and tracking wildlife movements

Tuning in to Wildlife
- find the rabbit using simulated radio telemetry and map its habitat range
Managing for Wildlife
- exploring how and why biologists manage wildlife populations
Intro to Ethnobotany
- researching plant and tree uses by Native Americans and pioneers

Survival In The Year 1800
- travel to the past and check your ethnobotany skills

Ethno Experts Game
- a fun way to test your ethnobotany knowledge
Sizing Up the Forest
- creating an Abney Level and measuring tree heights
Bring on the Biltmore!
- building a Biltmore Stick and measuring trees for lumber
Tall Tree Tales
- measuring large local trees and researching "Big Tree Registers"
The above activities are designed to address numerous Indiana Academic Standards -
English/Language Arts: 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7
Mathematics: 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7
Science: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7
Social Studies: 6.1, 6.3


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