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Classroom Activity, Hands-on Activity

That's Heavy!

This "heavy" experiment allows students to discover that salt water sinks in fresh water.

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Classroom Activity, Hands-on Activity

Water vs. Land

Brainstorm with your students a list of things that are possible in water that are not possible on land, and vice versa.

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Classroom Activity, Hands-on Activity

Be an Ocean Biodiversity Detective!

In this activity students will collect and closely observe specimens that have washed ashore to recognize different kinds of small ocean organisms.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Exploring the Mystique of the Mushroom

2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - This 12th-grader from Michigan had never seen a single mushroom growing in her yard ... so she was astonished to discover more than 14 different types. Were they new, or had she overlooked them?

sarah8

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Oscawana: A Dying Lake?

2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - Oscawana has all the symptoms of a dying lake. Join this seventh-grader from New York as she hunts for the culprits—and examines what can be done to restore the lake.

linda1

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Worms in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - Did you know that earthworms migrate during the winter? Find out where they go—and other fascinating details—as this eighth-grader from New York examines their underground world.

elspeth8

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Aspen Island

2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - "Some plants don't seem to notice the change in weather, but others, like the aspen, have a new outfit for each season," writes this 10th-grader from New Mexico in her winning Young Naturalist essay.

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