Possible school experiment to show importance of wetlands/riparian zones! This shows the importance of plants in our soil. Plants like trees and grasses help purify ground water. Without them the ground water gets polluted and harder to clean and drink.
How to Make a Catapult for Kids - this fun STEM Activity will keep them busy for hours! Four to six Popsicle sticks, three or more rubbed bands, glue (or glue gun), small cap, cotton balls or other small items (buttons?) for catapulting.
This chart would be a great tool when trying to identify where the animal lives. To make this more useful and grade appropriate, students could include facts and major Texas bodies of water on the back!
How to set up the Science Center in your Early Childhood Classroom
How to set up the science center (with freebies) in your early childhood classroom. One of the BEST articles I've read on science centers both general and specific. Also provides fiction and nonfiction texts to pair with the centers.
Plastic Easter Egg Races for Exploring Easter Science with Kids
Make popsicle stick catapults for kids STEM activities. Explore physics and Newtons Laws of Motion with a simple machine. All you need are craft sticks and rubber bands to build a simple catapult for kids. Hands on STEM activities make learning fun.