Resources from Environmental Education - 5/7/20
Week 6 Resources
Stormwater Presentation and Activity
Here is the link to the presentation. Make sure to click the audio button on each slide so that you don't miss the narration!
Art Pages - Feathers
EE teacher Sandi N. loves to discover spiders and insects living in her garden! The two pictures below are both spiders that she found in her garden last summer. She wanted to share a little bit of information about them!
Both spiders are Orb Weaving spiders and that spider family is one of the most varied (in size and appearance) of all the families of spiders. The yellow and black spider is a garden spider and the brownish one looks like a cross orb weaver.
They have eight eyes (two rows of four). Their legs have bristles and a third claw on each foot. They start to build their web by sending out a sticky line into a breeze to catch on a nearby stick or plant. Garden spiders spin a thick zig-zag pattern through the center of the web, called the stabilimentum. Orb weavers also eat their dewy webs by the morning and rebuild it by night.
They are not aggressive spiders and flee at the sign of threat (run away or drop off the web). If prey vibrates the web, the spider will bite it and then wrap it in silk to eat it later. They are great for getting rid of pesky insects like mosquitos. The spiders in the book "Charlotte's Web" are orb weavers! Check out this link for some neat information on another type of spider - Daddy Long Legs.
Spider Search - Flipgrid
Here is the link to the flip grid!
This week, Franklin wanted to share a short autobiography with you and show you where he lives!
Address: Live Animal Room, E.B. Shurts Center
Best Friend: Shelly the Three-Toed Box Turtle
Favorite Food: A tie between strawberries and bananas and worms
Favorite Activity: Swimming in my pool!
EE teacher Lynn P. has a I Spy challenge for you!
I spy something brown! Do you see it, too?
It’s a Toad! Toads in Wisconsin hibernate in the winter. They dig deep down into loose soil, backing in and pushing out dirt with their hind feet. This insulates them from freezing temperatures, and as soon as the soil warms up it emerges. This toad picked my garden, a perfect place!