Explore the world of insects, spiders, lizards, flowers and more in this animated PowerPoint slideshow. 41 different photos, 200 sentences, and a 10-question quiz (at the end) take students on a trek through Icehouse Canyon exploring its biodiversity. Students learn the vocabulary of nature, with definitions and examples:
Vocabulary: florets, weed, seed, pappus, hairs and spines, bark, sap, vitamins and minerals, ectothermic, endothermic, hover, camouflage, mutualism, aposematism, nymph, molt, antennae, head, thorax, abdomen, mandibles, compound eyes and ocelli eyes, keratin, grub, maggot, honey, and entomologist.
Wildlife: snowberry clearwing moth, fence lizard, ladybug, housefly, aphid, ant, milkweed bug, wandering spider, box elder bug, wasp, water strider, western whiptail lizard; the dandelion and a host of flowers
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: