Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:07 PM
Good Teaching Resource, Broad Topic
The Organisms: Grades K-4 SciGuide is a good resource to help teachers familiarize themselves with the different types of animal and plant species living in various environments. It provides a wealth of external websites, interactives, and lesson plans to help teachers make learning more enjoyable for their students. The SciGuide contains 3 different themes: Community, Ecosystems, and Environment. These themes help the teacher navigate the SciGuide easily because these themes are further broken down into more specific topics. Since the SciGuide topic is very broad, it does not go in-depth with the various organisms that exist in the world. It touches upon some organisms, but not all. For example, it has resources on pilot whales, humpback whales, cockatoos, butterflies, frogs, leatherback sea turtles, fungi, emperor penguins, and earthworms. Another aspect of the SciGuide that made it a bit challenging to get the information I was looking for was that a lot of the links I clicked on led me to websites that contained more links to other websites.