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Resources for preK-12 Teachers

Kellogg Biological Station is an outdoor classroom and learning laboratory for many different audiences.  Including preK-12 teachers!  Several units across KBS have created lesson plans, teacher's guides and student activity books.  We hope you will utilize these resources when planning a field trip or tour at KBS or in your schoolyard to help with science education.  If you have any lesson plans or feedback to share please email KaraHaas (at) msu.edu

Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Lesson Plans

Resources created through the KBS K12 Partnership

Online resources for teaches have been created through the KBS K12 Partnership.  The KBS K12 Partnership includes the Graduate STEM Fellows in K12 Education program which puts science graduate students in the classroom and teachers into the research fields and labs.  Teachers in partner districts mentor KBS graduate students on how to communicate science and graduate students mentor teachers on research practices and data analysis.  During workshops teachers engage in KBS research and work with graduate students to create lesson plans and experiments for the classroom.

Data Nuggets are worksheets that give students practice interpreting quantitative information and making claims based on evidence.  Each worksheet asks students to answer a scientific question using real data collected by scientists at Michigan State University.

Created through the Graduate STEM Fellows in K12 Education program at KBS.  Over 100 lesson plans available! Topics include: biodiversity, carbon cycling, ecology, human impacts, natural selection, science teaching and water.  The site has an interactive table to make searching for specific topics easy!

Resources from the Gull Lake Gateway Academy & KBS Partnership (summer 2013)

Alternative High School lesson plans (hands on modules to compliment the Edgenuity online curriculum used by Gateway Academy at Gull Lake Community Schools in Richland, MI)

  • 5 modules covering heredity, how to use a microscope, energy in cells, human impact and the environment, cycles of matter, growing Wisconsin Fast Plants
  • http://kbsgatewayproject.weebly.com/

Resources for the Long-term Ecological Research Site

LTER resources for K-12 Educators