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© 2017 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 33, No. 52

Work with a family member
to unscramble the words
below that describe things you
might see on a nature walk.
Then take a walk outside with
a family member. Check off
the things you see!
ome people look at land
as a place to build roads,
houses, factories, businesses
and even amusement parks.

here are many reasons for
leaving land open and free
from human development.

Many communities set aside
land where nothing can be
built. This is called open space
space.

Wildlife needs open space to
make homes, raise their babies
and find food.

Here aree some animals that
tha
need open space too thrive.
thriv
ew more?
Can you draw a few
mor

Make a survival
puzzle for an
animal you like.
Use the frog
survival puzzle
as an example.

Shelter

Shelter

Water

Water
Food

Food

Wetlands are Open Space

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Love Nature

Wetlands have several names.
Circle every other letter to
discover some of them.

Wetlands are very important.
They contain little bacteria that
actually clean water!

Wetlands are areas of land that
are, well, wet. A wetland is
covered by water at least part of
the year. You can find these
along the ocean or a bay; near
lakes, creeks and rivers.
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Living close to open space makes
it possible for people to easily
hike through nature and relax.

Cut out words and
letters that spell
words that describe
what you love about
nature. Glue these
on the heart.

Unfortunately, when people
build on wetlands, buildings
can sink in deep mud or flood!
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These are the largest
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reptiles in North
America. They are
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believed to be over 36 37
200 million years 35
old. Once nearly
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extinct, they can live
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between 35 to 50
years in the wild.

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Standards Link: Research:
Use the newspaper to locate
information.

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Nature’s Compound Words

Use the pictures to decode each compound word.
Remember, a compound word is a longer, new
word made up of two smaller words.

Draw lines to connect two words to make a compound word.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.

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What else did you see that was
not on this list?

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BUILDINGS
DESCRIBE
BACTERIA
PINECONE
WETLANDS
NATURE
SPACE
HUMAN
WATER
AREAS
HOUSE
OPEN
HIKE
LAND
LEAF

Find the words by looking up,
down, backwards, forwards,
sideways and diagonally.

W B U I L D I N G S
H P I N E C O N E B
S Y W H F L N C A A

This week’s word:

V A E A E O A O P C

The plural noun bacteria
means microscopic living
organisms that can be
found everywhere.

H E E K T P T N N T
O L I R S E U S D E
U H U M A N R P A R
S D N A L T E W C I
E B I R C S E D E A
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

BACTERIA

Washing your hands
regularly will help kill
off bad bacteria.
Try to use the word
bacteria in a sentence
today when talking with
your friends and family.

Science in
Your Life

Nature made or man made?

Look through the newspaper and find three
pictures or words that show things that are
made by nature. Next find three things that
are made by man. Which were easier to find?

How has science made
your life better?

Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate
information.

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