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Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Grades 3 - 6 Lesson Plans

Lessons are divided into themes to correlate to environmental topics.

  • Animals - These lesson plans encompass amphibians, birds, fish, insects, mammals and reptiles with instruction across multiple disciplines.
  • Nature Study - These lessons incorporate multiple subject disciplines as an aid in exploring, discovering, and observing nature.
  • Recycling and Conservation - These lessons look at the sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Soils - These lesson plans focus on the composition, properties and conservation of this important resource.
  • Water - These lessons examine wildlife within aquatic ecosystems.

Animal Lessons





Nature Study

Recycling and Conservation Lessons


Water Lessons