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This page is under development. More links to IDNR lessons that help you to meet the goals and objectives of the Next Generation Science Standards, Illinois Learning Standards and Illinois Early Learning Standards will be added as they are completed.

Next Generation Science Standards

Illinois Wild Mammals - More Resources Coming Soon

Getting Started
The activities in this unit were developed to provide educators in Illinois with options for meeting many of the Next Generation Science Standards while utilizing the Illinois-specific resources of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).

Background Information

Resources

Wild Mammals Species List for Illinois

Illinois Wild Mammal Homes Video Podcast

Illinois Mammals Video Podcast

Illinois Wild Mammals Video

Lessons: The lessons listed below the table are based upon the contents of the Illinois Wild Mammals resources trunk. For a lending location near you, visit http://dnr.state.il.us/education/CLASSRM/Mammals2.htm. If you do not have access to an Illinois Wild Mammals resources trunk, the images at the following links can be used when teaching the mammal-related lessons. The high-resolution images will allow you to zoom in to see details. All images (C) 2014, Adele Hodde, Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Pelts Scats Skulls Tracks
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Mammal Lessons

Kindergarten - K-LS1-1

Kindergarten - K-ESS2-2

Grade 1 - 1-LS1-1

Grade 2 - 2-LS2-2

Grade 2 - 2-LS4-1

Grade 3 - 3-LS4-3

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Prying into Prions: Investigating Chronic Wasting Disease

Getting Started
The activities in this unit can provide educators in Illinois with options for meeting several of the Next Generation Science Standards while utilizing the Illinois-specific resources of the IDNR.

Activities - These activities are from the Prying into Prions: Investigating Chronic Wasting Disease supplemental teaching unit. It is available to teachers in Illinois on a DVD from the IDNR Division of Education. Send requests in writing on school letterhead to IDNR Education, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702.

Middle School - MS-LS3-1

High School - HS-LS1-1, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS3-2

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Aquatic Illinois - Coming Soon

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Illinois Birds - Coming Soon

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Illinois Biodiversity Basics - Coming Soon

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Illinois Fossils

Activities: These activities are based upon the contents of the Illinois Fossils resources trunk. For a lending location near you, visit http://dnr.state.il.us/education/fossiltrunk.htm.

Grade 3 - 3-LS4-1

Grade 4 - 4-ESS1-1

Middle School - MS-ESS2-3

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Illinois' Invasive Species - Coming Soon

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Illinois Trees - More Lessons Coming Soon

Activities: These activities are based upon the contents of the Illinois Trees resources trunk. For a lending location near you, visit http://dnr.state.il.us/education/classrm/tree.htm.

Grade 1 - 1-LS1-1

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Illinois Learning Standards

 

Illinois Early Learning Standards - grades prekindergarten and kindergarten

Trees

A Little Help from Their Friends - 11.A.ECa, 11.A.ECd, 11.A.ECf, 11.A.ECg, 12.A.ECa, 12.B.ECa, 12.C.ECa, 12.D.ECa, 12.D.ECb

Bugs, Beavers, Birch Trees and Birds - 11.A.ECa, 11.A.ECb, 11.A.ECd, 11.A.ECf, 11.A.ECg, 12.A.ECa, 12.A.ECb, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb, 12.C.ECa, 13.B.ECa, 13.B.ECb

Datos de los Bosques de Illinois (activity book) - 12.A.ECa, 12.A.ECb, 12.C.ECa

Dead and Alive - 11.A.ECa, 11.A.ECb, 11.A.ECf, 11.A.ECg

Illinois' Forest Facts (activity book) - 12.A.ECa, 12.A.ECb, 12.C.ECa

Let's Plant a Tree - 11.A.ECb, 11.A.ECd, 11.A.ECf, 11.A.ECg, 12.A.ECb, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb, 12.E.ECb

People Who Work in the Woods - 12.E.ECb, 15.A.ECa

Take a Closer Look - 11.A.ECa, 11.A.ECb, 11.A.ECd, 11.A,ECf, 11.A.ECg, 12.A.ECa, 12.A.ECb, 12.B.ECb, 12.F.ECa

Trees at Work…Just Look! - 11.A.ECb, 11.A.ECd, 11.A.ECf, 11.A.ECg, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb, 12.E.ECb

Trees for Tomorrow - 11.A.ECa, 11.A.ECb, 11.A.ECe, 11.A.ECf, 11.A.ECg, 12.A.ECb, 12.B.ECb, 12.E.ECb

What Do Trees Do for Dinner? - 11.A.ECa, 11.A.ECb, 11.A.ECd, 11.A.ECe, 11.A.ECf, 11.A.ECg, 12.B.ECa, 12.B.ECb, 13.B.ECb

Where Does the Green Go? - 11.A.ECa, 11.A.ECb, 11.A.ECd, 11.A.ECe, 11.A.ECf, 11.A.ECg, 12.A.ECa, 12.A.ECb, 12.B.ECb, 12.C.ECa, 12.F.ECa

 

 

 

 

 

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