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