Explore the world of insects, lizards, squirrels, cacti, flowers and more in this animated PowerPoint slideshow. 33 different photos, 200 sentences, and a 10-question quiz (at the end) take students on a trek through the world of plants and animals. Students learn the vocabulary of nature, with definitions and examples:
Plant vocabulary: flower, seed, anthers, pollen, fruit, leaf, veins, water, nutrients, stalk, stem, chlorophyll, nectar, cactus and cacti, spines, filaments, reproduces, prickly pear cactus, stick vs branch, male vs female, sap, Manzanita tree, petals, spikelet, and pollinate
Animal vocabulary: squirrel, bee, insect, egg, claws, eyes, ant, colony, snail, estivate and hibernate, nocturnal vs diurnal, cactus bug, adult, pipevine caterpillar, prologs, antenna vs antennae, honeybee, milkweed bug, aposematism, exoskeleton, pill bug (roly-poly), aphid, green bottle fly, spiracles, groom, claws, painted lady butterfly, proboscis, western fence lizard, sunning, ectothermic, grasshopper, barbs, communicate, herbivore, insectivore, carnivore, omnivore, and scavenger.
Take a look at the Preview to view a few of the slides in this slideshow.
If you would like more on wildlife and photography, here are several others in this series:
Exploring Wildlife in Icehouse Canyon
Exploring Wildlife in Marshall Canyon
Exploring Wildlife: At Discovery Lake
Exploring Wildlife: Plants & Animals