Ecology & Conservation

Learn more about ecology, habitats, ecosystems, and the ecologists & conservationists who've studied nature and worked to understand it better

From DK

Learn about species, environments, ecosystems, and biodiversity in The Ecology Book, part of the “Big Ideas Simply Explained” series of reference books from DK. In this overview guide, eye-catching graphics and diagrams combine with easy-to-follow text entries, facts, timelines, and graphs to highlight 90 of the greatest ideas in ecology. For novices who want to know more about the key theories, movements, and events in biology, geology, geography, and environmentalism, this is a fresh, accessible, and thorough introduction into an essential branch of modern science. 352 pages, softcover. Grades 8 and up.

Homeschool Curriculum Supplements

Activities & Experiments

  1. Ecology Science
    Janice VanCleave
    Wiley / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Oceans for Every Kid
    Janice VanCleave
    Wiley / 1996 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$19.80 Retail Price$22.00 Save 10% ($2.20)
  3. Outdoor Science Lab for Kids: 52  Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground, and Park
    Liz Lee Heinecke
    Quarto / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun  Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden
    Renata Fossen Brown
    Quarry Books / Trade Paperback
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God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology covers the intricacies of chemistry and ecology through lessons on the states of matter, the scientific method, the plants and animals who live in 16 different ecosystems, and the structures of atoms and molecules. This accessible curriculum features full-color photos, "fun fact" sidebars, helpful charts & illustrations, and more. Students in grades 6 to 8 have additional challenge sections. Teacher Guide includes an introduction, suggested daily schedule, worksheets, quizzes, and a final exam plus answer keys to the worksheets, quizzes, and final exams. A master supply list and glossary are also included. NKJV translation. This kit includes the Student Edition and Teacher Guide. 300 pages each, softcovers. Grades 3-8.

Available Individually

Turn some of Master Books' earth science resources into a homeschool science curriculum with this convenient teacher guide. Covering 1 year of science instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 3 days a week. The Teacher Guide includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, quizzes, and an answer key. Pages are grouped by type, rather than by lesson, so parents can easily remove tests and answer keys. Reproducible for homeschool families and small classrooms with under 10 students. Line-listed answer keys. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 4-6.

This kit includes:

Elementary Science: Soil, Sea, and Sky Teacher Guide, 147 perforated, three-hole-punched pages, softcover.

Bugs: Big and Small God Made Them All, 80 pages, hardcover.

The Ecology Book, 92 pages, hardcover with glossary.

The Big Book of Earth & Sky, 21 pages, hardcover.

More Master Books Resources

  1. Exploring the World Around You: A  Look at Nature from Tropics to Tundra
  2. The Ecology Book, The Wonders of  Creation Series
    Tom Hennigan
    Master Books / 2013 / Hardcover
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  3. Adventures on Planet Earth
    Carrie Lindquist
    Master Books / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  4. General Science 1 Set
    Frank Sherwin, Danny Faulkner, Michael Oard
    Master Books / 2017 / Other
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Living Books

  1. Water: Discovering the Precious  Resource All Around Us
    Olga Fadeeva & Lena Traer (Translator)
    Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2024 / Hardcover
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  2. Animal Migration: Amazing Animals  Making Extreme, Often Dangerous Journeys for Survival
    Annabel Griffin
    Beetle Books / 2023 / Hardcover
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  3. The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the  Amazon Rain Forest
    Lynne Cherry
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Trade Paperback
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  4. A Perfect Day
    Jennifer Yerkes
    Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2021 / Hardcover
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Habitat Coloring Books

  1. Forest Animals Coloring Book
    Diane Gaspas
    Dover Publications / Trade Paperback
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  2. Rain Forest Coloring Book
    Annika Bernhard
    Dover Publications / 1998 / Trade Paperback
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  3. African Plains Coloring Book
    Dianne Gaspas-Ettl
    Dover Publications / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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    5 out of 5 stars for African Plains Coloring Book. View reviews of this product. 1 Reviews
  4. Arctic and Antarctic Life Coloring  Book
    Ruth Soffer
    Dover Publications / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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How Would You Survive? Series

  1. How Would You Survive As A Polar  Bear? Softcover
    David Stewart
    Scholastic Inc. / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  2. How Would You Survive As A Lion?  Softcover
    David Stewart
    Priddy Books / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  3. How Would You Survive As A Bee?  Softcover
    David Stewart
    Charlesbridge / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  4. How Would You Survive As A Whale?  Hardcover
    David Stewart
    Priddy Books / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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"Where Is" Series - Ecosystems

  1. Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?
    Nico Medina
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Where Are the Galapagos Islands?
    Megan Stine
    Rockridge Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Where Is Antarctica?
    Sarah Fabiny
    Teacher Created Materials / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Where Is the Sahara Desert?
    Sarah Fabiny
    Penguin Workshop / 2023 / Trade Paperback
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Discovering the Secret World Series

  1. Discovering the Secret World of  Nature Underground
    Petra Bartikova
    Happy Fox Books / 2021 / Hardcover
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  2. Discovering the World of Nature  Along the Riverbank
    Petra Bartikova
    Happy Fox Books / 2021 / Hardcover
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  3. Discovering the Secret World: Coral  Reef
    Radka Piro & Martin Sojdr
    Happy Fox Books / 2021 / Hardcover
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  4. Discovering Nature on the  Mountainside
    Lenka Chytilova
    Happy Fox Books / 2021 / Hardcover
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The world is filled with living and nonliving things. How is everything connected and why does it matter? In this action-packed graphic novel, Max Axiom, super scientist, explores the world’s ecosystems and teaches kids about the communities of the earth, how ecosystems produce energy, and the different biomes of the world. Vocabulary words and their meanings are highlighted to make this a helpful science supplement to your child’s science studies. Handy references, like a glossary, “Read More” section, internet site suggestions, and index, are also included. Through comic-book style art, this Super Scientist transforms science topics, like physics and Earth sciences, into superpowered adventures. Perfect for science fans, comic book fans, reluctant readers, or kids who find reading to be a challenge.32 pages, softcover. Ages 9 – 12.

Being Outdoors

When most of us go for a walk, our sense of sight tends to dominate our experience. But when New York Times-bestselling author and expert navigator Tristan Gooley goes for a walk, he uses all five senses to "read" everything nature has to offer. In How to Read Nature, Gooley introduces readers to his world, where the sky, sea, and land teem with marvels. Plus, he shares 15 exercises to sharpen all of your senses. Soon you'll be making your own discoveries, every time you step outside! 160 pages, hardcover.

  1. 1000 Hours Outside: Activities to  Match Screen Time   with Green Time, Paperback
    Ginny Yurich
    DK / 2022 / Trade Paperback
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  2. The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book:  448 Great Things to Do in Nature before You Grow Up
    Stacy Tornio, Ken Keffer
    FalconGuides / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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  3. 52 Activities in Nature Card Game
    Lynn Gordon
    Chronicle Books / 1995 / Other, N/A
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  4. Woodcraft: Master the Art of Green  Woodworking with Key Techniques and Inspiring Projects
    William Wall
    DK / 2019 / Hardcover
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Nature Logs & Journals

  1. Nature Log Kids
    DeAnna Brandt
    Adventure Publications / 1998 / Spiral Bound
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  2. Nature Drawing & Journaling:  Step-by-Step Lessons in Journaling & Drawing Through Nature's Path
  3. Get Outside: A Guided Journal
    Ink & Willow / 2020 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Scavenger Hunt Journal
    Craft Tastic / 2022 / Gift
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  1. Entomology (Blank Lined Journal)
    Bushel & Peck Books / 2021 / Hardcover
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  2. Rock and a Hard Place (Blank Lined  Journal)
    Bushel & Peck Books / 2021 / Hardcover
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  3. Tradition (Blank Lined Journal)
    Bushel & Peck Books / 2021 / Hardcover
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  4. Cottage (Blank Lined Journal)
    Bushel & Peck Books / 2021 / Hardcover
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Habitat Field Guides

  1. The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats  of the Eastern United States
    Janine Benyus
    Simon & Schuster / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Concise Pond Wildlife Guide
    Bloomsbury Wildlife / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Concise Seashore Wildlife Guide
    Bloomsbury Wildlife / 2020 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Sea Life Field Guide: How To Draw,  Activities, Fish Facts And More!
    Dover Publications / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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John Muir Books

  1. John Muir: America's First  Environmentalist
    Kathryn Lasky
    Candlewick Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  2. John Muir: Young Naturalist
    Montrew Dunham
    Aladdin / 1998 / Trade Paperback
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  3. John Muir, Nature Writings
    John Muir
    Penguin Random House / 1997 / Hardcover
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  4. Our National Parks
    John Muir
    Dover Publications / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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Rachel Carson

  1. Rachel Carson
    Anne Rooney
    Franklin Watts / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Getting to Know the World's Greatest  Inventors & Scientists: Rachel Carson
    Mike Venezia
    Children's Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Who Was Rachel Carson? - eBookThis product is an eBook
    Sarah Fabiny
    Penguin Workshop / 2014 / ePub
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  4. Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology -  eBookThis product is an eBook
    Kathleen Kudlinski
    Puffin Books / 1989 / ePub
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Jane Goodall

  1. Me...Jane
    Patrick McDonnell
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / 2011 / Hardcover
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  2. Jane Goodall
    Alex Woolf
    Franklin Watts / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  3. I am Jane Goodall
    Brad Meltzer
    Dial Press / 2016 / Hardcover
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  4. A Prayer for World Peace
    Jane Goodall
    Minedition / 2015 / Hardcover
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Ecosystem & Habitat Resources

What do deserts, rain forests, the tundra, and coniferous forests all have in common? These are all examples of biomes, they are all home to plants and animals that are uniquely adapted to live in those environments, and they are an essential part of the balance of the planet as a whole! Young readers will journey across the planet and visit the world's nine terrestrial and aquatic biomes to learn about the distinctive climates, geologies, resources, and organisms that can be found there. Along the way, there are hands-on STEM activities and critical thinking exercises to encourage readers to consider threats to the environment and figure out ways to be part of the solution. Fun facts, links to online primary sources and other supplemental material, and essential questions take readers on an exploration of the biomes of Earth. 128 pages, softcover. Ages 9 - 13.

Workbook & Activities PDFs

  1. Ecology Book, The - PDF Download  [Download]This is a digital download product
    Tom Hennigan
    Master Books / 2013 / PDF Download
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  2. Ecology & The Environment Big Book  Gr. 5-8 - PDF Download [Download]This is a digital download product
    Anglea Wagner
    Classroom Complete Press / 2007 / PDF Download
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  3. Ecosystems Gr. 5-8 - PDF Download  [Download]This is a digital download product
    Anglea Wagner
    Classroom Complete Press / 2007 / PDF Download
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  4. Classification & Adaptation Gr. 5-8  - PDF Download [Download]This is a digital download product
    Anglea Wagner
    Classroom Complete Press / 2007 / PDF Download
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Hands-On Learning

  1. Creating a Habitat - PDF Download [Download]This is a digital download product
    Saskia Lacey
    Teacher Created Materials / 2019 / PDF Download
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  2. Wild Kratts Habitat Memory Game
    Goliath Toys & Games / 2022 / Gift
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  3. Turn This Book Into a Beehive!
    Lynn Brunelle
    Workman Publishing / 2018 / Gift
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  4. GeoSafari Jr. Critter Habitat
    Educational Insights / 2017 / Gift
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Sticker Habitat Fun

  1. Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad
  2. Animal Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad
    Teacher Created Resources / 2022 / Other
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  3. Being Kind to the World
    Make Believe Ideas / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Make a Difference and Go Green  Activity Book
    Elanor Best & Scott Barker(ILLUS)
    Make Believe Ideas / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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National Parks

The National Parks of the United States span nearly 85 million acres or about 35 per cent of the country’s land. This picture-packed guide helps you visit each one, from the icy windswept ranges of Wrangell-St Elias in Alaska to the sandy plains of Death Valley, the coral reefs of American Samoa and the vast mangroves of the Everglades to geyser-rich Yellowstone. You’ll read the history of all 63 US National Parks and discover their countless and unique treasures and incredible animals, plants, and landmarks. Part of DK’s updated Eyewitness series, full of striking photographs, updated information, and “eyewitness” feature of first-hand accounts from experts in the field. 72 pages, softcover. Grades 4 – 7.

  1. The National Parks: Discover all 62  National Parks of the United States!
    Stefanie Payne
    DK Children / 2020 / Hardcover
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  2. National Geographic: Complete  National Parks of the United States, 2nd Edition
    Mel White
    National Geographic / 2016 / Hardcover
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  3. Smithsonian STEAM Readers: Designing  National Parks
    Dona Herweck Rice
    Teacher Created Materials / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  4. America's National Parks Activity  Book
    Becky Radtke
    Dover Publications / 2022 / Trade Paperback
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Ecosystem DVDs