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Living creatures are found in almost every corner of the Earth, from the deepest oceans to the hottest deserts. Each is adapted to survive the unique environment in which it is found. Explore some of nature's most amazing creatures with hands-on activities and get up close with some real animals!

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Multipoint: $125.00
Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $125.00


45 minutes for 1st-2nd grade. 30 minutes for Pre K- K

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
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Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University

Indianapolis, IN
United States

We provide quality experiences that promote science learning for students, educators, and the general public. The Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University provides participants with lively demonstrations, experiments, and hands-on life science discovery based on Indiana State Education and National Science Education standards.

Janice Slaughter

Program Details


1. Students will participate in activities that explore the topic.
2. A book will be read to reinforce the main ideas.
3. Students will be asked to make predictions and observations throughout the connection.


·Define adaptation
·Define habitat
·Identify animals that live in different environments
·Explore specialized external features of animals
·Investigate and discuss and how adaptations help animals survive
·Observe animal responses to stimuli

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
The characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms and environments

NS.K-4.5 Science and Technology
As a result of activities in grades K-4 all students should develop
Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans

NS.K-4.6 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
Changes in environments

State Standards

The Nature of Science and Technology
1.1.2 Investigate and make observations to seek answers to questions about the world, such as "In what ways do animals move?"
1.1.4 Use tools, such as rulers and magnifiers, to investigate the world and make observations.
Scientific Thinking
2.1.2 Use tools, such as thermometers, magnifiers, rulers, or balances, to gain more information about objects.
1.2.5 Demonstrate that magnifiers help people see things they could not see without them.
The Living Environment
K.4.1 Give examples of plants and animals.
K.4.2 Observe plants and animals, describing how they are alike and how they are different in the way they look and in the things they do.
1.4.2 Observe and describe that there can be differences, such as size or markings, among the individuals within one kind of plant or animal group.
2.4.1 Observe and identify different external features of plants and animals and describe how these features help them live in different environments.
2.4.2 Observe that and describe how animals may use plants, or even other animals, for shelter and nesting.
2.4.4 Recognize and explain that living things are found almost everywhere in the world and that there are somewhat different kinds in different places.
Common Themes
K.6.1 Describe an object by saying how it is similar to or different from another object.