Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

Lesson Plans


Animal Adaptations to the Desert – Reptiles.pdf
Animal Adaptations to the Desert – Insects.pdf
Resource Allocation by Plants of the Sonoran Desert.pdf
Roots of Desert Plants.pdf
Leaf Transpiration.pdf
Leaf Orientation.pdf
Plant Adaptation to the Desert.pdf

Physical Factors

Soil Characteristics.pdf
Abiotic Compontents of a Freshwater System.pdf




Aquatic Insect Diversity.pdf
Insect Diversity.pdf


Plant Defenses.pdf
Predation of Seeds by Ants.pdf


Plant Competition.pdf
Community Development.pdf

Resource Acquisition

Attract a Fish Activity.pdf
Factors that Attract Hummingbirds.pdf
Isopod Behavior.pdf

Tutorials and Information

The Inquiry Process.pdf
Scientific Method.pdf
Basic Statistics.pdf
Data Presentation.pdf
Ecology Definitions.pdf
Basic Field Equipment and Techniques.pdf
Desert Patterns.pdf


Arboretum at Flagstaff
Arizona Science Center
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant
Environmental Education Exchange
Maricopa Audubon Society
Phoenix Zoo
Water Resources Research Center
The Electronic Naturalist
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education 
Globe Program
Exploring the Environment
National Science Teachers Association
Science a Go Go
Ask a Biologist
The Biology Project
National Wildlife Federation
Planet Diary
Learner Online Exhibits Collection
USGS Education and Outreach
Give Water a Hand
Cornell University’s Composting in Schools
EPA’s Recycle City
The Imagination Factory 
Environmental Explorers’ Club
Backyard Nature