Nexplore Nature Watch

Nexplore Nature Watch

Nature Watch

Environmental science comes alive with Nature Watch activity kits! Each activity is centered around a hands-on project designed to engage, enlighten, and enliven the learning process. Each course covers one important topic, like animals, ecosystems, climate, and more. To further promote discover, all kits include a craft so each participant can “make and take” their project home. Nature Watch’s activity kits are fully aligned to NGSS, advance 21st century science education and are mapped for STEAM extensions.

Course 1

Category Kit Name Kit Description Age Range
K-3 4-6
Animal Incredible Insects Make a glowing firefly
Plants Tree-mendous Decorate and make your own tree cookie necklace
Earth, Space, Ocean Solar System Create a model of the Solar System showing relative planet sizes
Plants Pressed Leaf Coaster Used real pressed leaves to make a coaster
Animal Rattlesnake Make a rattlesnake with rattling tail
Weather, Climate Make Your Own Compass Make a compass necklace
Plants Herb Garden Greenhouse Plant 4 different herbs; learn about germination rates
Weather, Climate Make Your Own Monocular Make a monocular
Animal Food Chain Learn about the owl food chain
Animal Hummingbird Feeder Make a hummingbird feeder
Animal Honeycomb Candle Make a candle out of honeycomb
Animal Butterfly Feeder Make a craft flower that becomes a real butterfly feeder

Course 2

Category Kit Name Kit Description Age Range
K-3 4-6
Animal Froggy Face Make a frog mask with blower tongue and bugs to catch
Weather, Climate Weather Window Make a frame to help identify cloud types
Weather, Climate Rainbow-Scope Make a scope to see the colors of the rainbow
Animal Spider Web Frame Make a foam spider web frame so spiders can spin webs in it
Earth, Space, Ocean Shell Instrument Make and decorate an instrument out of seashells
Weather, Climate Water Cycle Wheel Make a model showing the water cycle
Animal Create-a-Bat Create a foam bat that flies from a string & will pick up bugs to eat
Weather, Climate Pocket Sundial Create a small wooden sundial to tell time using the sun
Plants Forests Forever Plant a pine tree seed
Earth, Space, Ocean Eco-Bag Make and decorate a reusable canvas tote bag
Prehistoric Dino-Bonz Dinosaur Puzzle Put together a 3-D T. Rex wooden puzzle
Earth Rock-O-Rama Make a rock collection card with 4 different rocks and minerals

Course 3

Category Kit Name Kit Description Age Range
K-3 4-6
Earth, Space, Ocean Moon Phase Memory Game Activity Kit Make a concentration type game that helps teach moon phases
Prehistoric Egyptian Explorers Using hieroglyphics in a papyrus bookmark
Plants Leaf and Flower Press Make a press to use for pressing leaves or flowers
Animal Magnificent Metamorphosis Make a press to use for pressing leaves or flowers
Animal Bee Garden Plant a Bee attracting garden – no manual with this kit
Earth Prehistoric Amber Polish a piece of real amber
Weather, Climate Here Comes the Suncatcher Make a suncatcher with pressed flowers
Earth, Space, Ocean Seashell Bracelet Activity Kit Make a bracelet out of seashells
Animal Save the Bee Bracelet thumbnail Save the Bee Bracelet Make a bracelet to support bees
Earth, Space, Ocean Starry, Starry Day Activity Kit Make a constellation keychain
Weather, Climate “Beat the Heat” Neck Cooler Activity Kit Make a neck cooler, learn about animal adaptations
Earth, Space, Ocean Star Seekers Activity Kit Make a star wheel/constellation map

Course 4

Category Kit Name Kit Description Age Range
K-3 4-6
Animal Amazing Animals Activity Kit Animal track impression / NEEDS plaster of paris NOT included
Earth, Space, Ocean Eco-Solutions Activity Kit Make recycled paper
Prehistoric Rainforest Ramble Activity Kit Make a pin out of a tagua nut from the rainforest
Earth Science Gemstone Ring Activity Kit Make a ring out of a gemstone
Animal Animal Track Identifier Make and Animal Track Identifier
Animal Birds of a Feather Activity Kit Learn about different feather types/take home a peacock feather
Animal Raptors: Birds of Prey Activity Kit Make and decorate a raptor claw keychain
Animal Protecting Endangered Animals Activity Kit Make a shrinky dink keychain NEEDS Toaster Oven
Animal Animal Track Game Activity Kit Identify Animal Tracks by making a “fortune-teller” type game
Plants Food Doesn’t Grow in Supermarkets Honey based curriculum to learn about where food comes from
Prehistoric Rainforest Seed Bracelet Make a bracelet out of seeds from the rainforest
Life Science Owl Pellet Activity Kit Dissect an owl pellet