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Bo and Colleen Sosnicki's Science Materials

Colleen and Bo have been teaching science and designing science materials for the past few decades. We try to make resources that engage students and teachers alike. We want them to appreciate nature and science as well as have fun learning as well. Bo has been teaching for over 30 years and from pre-K level to teaching college level biology and environmental science. Colleen has been an educator as well for decades, and has worked for the National Park System and Forest Service.

Colleen and Bo have been teaching science and designing science materials for the past few decades. We try to make resources that engage students and teachers alike. We want them to appreciate nature and science as well as have fun learning as well. Bo has been teaching for over 30 years and from pre-K level to teaching college level biology and environmental science. Colleen has been an educator as well for decades, and has worked for the National Park System and Forest Service.
Keystone Species
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Keystone Species

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This activity defines and describes what a keystone species is and gives examples of different types. After the content portion there is a basic essay assignment that can be used for assessment.
Properties of Water O'Lab
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Properties of Water O'Lab

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This lab focuses on the unique and important properties of water. Hands-on style labs walk you through these properties, and informative text explains the content behind them. Possum O’Pouch Discussion Area: When you purchase any Possum O'Pouch resource you can be enrolled in our Blackboard Group, just send your name and e-mail address to possumopouch@gmail.com and we will send an invitation.
Understanding Biodiversity I
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Understanding Biodiversity I

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This worksheet includes links to reputable organizations which discuss what biodiversity is and how important it is. The activity also includes 10 short essay questions involving biodiversity which students can answer through reading the information on the links included. Answers included. You can also purchase Understanding Biodiversity II, which is a crossword puzzle dealing with this web activity.
Eco-Sleuth Series:   Nature Activity Books  (Become a Bird Detective)
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Eco-Sleuth Series: Nature Activity Books (Become a Bird Detective)

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This booklet is a content and activity book that talks about what a bird is, ways to observe and attract birds, short natural history about 9 birds which occur in the Eastern portion of the US. At the end of the booklet are activities for the kids to complete regarding what they have read about.
Understanding Biodiversity II
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Understanding Biodiversity II

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This crossword puzzle corresponds with the "Understanding Biodiversity I" web quest worksheet which looks at what biodiversity is and how important it is. However it can be used without web quest. Crossword answers included, as well as a term list for younger students. You can also purchase Understanding Biodiversity I, which is a web quest activity on biodiversity.
Seasons of the Whitetail Deer
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Seasons of the Whitetail Deer

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This is an easy to read book with numerous pictures focusing on the lives of Whitetail Deer. It takes you from fawn to adult stages and looks at their complete life history along with behavior. This is a book for all ages.
Bears of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
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Bears of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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This PowerPoint which includes Speaker notes goes over the similarities and difference between the Brown Bars and Grizzly Bears which occupy the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming). This can be used for all ages.
Horns and Antlers
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Horns and Antlers

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The terms horns and antlers are commonly used interchangeably, however, there are important distinctions. This worksheet will discuss the characteristics of both Horns and Antlers, the purpose of these, and an activity to label animals with Horns and Antlers.
Understanding Biodiversity I and II
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Understanding Biodiversity I and II

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You get both of the Understanding Biodiversity publications as well as an activity on Keystone Species for a reduced price of buying them separately!
Water Treatment Plants
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Water Treatment Plants

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This activity uses the South East Queenslands’ Bundama Advanced Water Treatment Plant website. Students will learn about how their water is treated and follow the water virtually from the intake to exiting the treatment plant. Two files included a worksheet for students to complete, and a answer sheet for teachers.