Nature Circles Activities
Acorn Naturalists Nature Circles® guides consist of a collection of educational science and nature resource cards filled with ideas, activities, and identifications. Each set includes introductory cards, science activity cards, identification cards, and informative tips. Available in this series are Nature Circles® guides focusing on aquatic macroinvertebrates, plant and animal life cycles, scat and track identification, skull identification, outdoor education, schoolyard adventures, and a set focusing on preschool nature activities. The most recent collection, The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Nature Circles® cards, draw from disciplinary core ideas (science content), crosscutting concepts (like patterns, cause and effect, and stability and change), and science and engineering practices. Acorn Naturalists has created grade-specific Nature Circles® NGSS cards that present schoolyard-based activities that support specific, identified NGSS content. Supplemental blackline masters that further enhance and support our NGSS Nature Circles® guides can be downloaded from our website.