Elementary Activities

See the links below for ideas to explore various activities (both indoor and outdoor), live video at various zoos and natural areas, and online games and challenges!

Wildlife and Habitats

Ranger Rick - online games, comics, and things to do to explore wildlife

Do You Know Me? - matching game

Home Sweet Home - habitat matching game

Habitat game - online from Smithsonian Science

Magic School Bus - habitat game

Animals of PA 


Aquatics and Water Exploration

Great Lakes  - Explore species in the Great Lakes

PA Fish Species - ID sketches and descriptions of native PA fish

Project WET - learn about water, the water cycle, and water conservation with online activities and games

Water Experiments and Facts 




Live Video Streaming

San Diego Zoo

National Smithsonian Zoo

Earth Cam - Various video from around the world

PA live eagle cam

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Aquarium of the Pacific

Buoy cams - lake and ocean cams (only during daylight hours)

Text a buoy - Text a buoy in Lake Erie and get real time data back



Forestry and Soil

The Soil Story - video

Dig Deeper- indoor and outdoor activities, online games and simulations

Soil Experiments for Children 

Smokey Bear - activities with wildflowers, trees, and plants

Parts of a Tree

Arbor Day ID guide

Leaf ID- Fun quiz to test your leaf ID knowledge!

Common Trees of PA - Identification

Acorn to Oak -video

Tree in 4 seasons - video


Climate Change

Ecowatch - 5 activities, including online and outdoors

NASA Climate Kids - Multiple activities and online games

Energy STARKids - Online and at home activities to explore climate change and energy

Climate Reality Project for kids