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      star bulletIEL Tip Sheet

    1. Get Growing: From Seeds to Sprouts
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/sprouts.htm
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    2. Get Growing: Learning about Seeds
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/garden-seeds.htm
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    3. Get Growing: Planning a Garden with Young Children
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/garden-planning.htm
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    4. Get Growing: Planters and Preschoolers
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/garden-planters.htm
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    5. Natural Illinois: Birds
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/birds.htm
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    6. Natural Illinois: Butterflies and Moths
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/moths.htm
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    7. Natural Illinois: Frogs and Toads
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/frogs.htm
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    8. Natural Illinois: Insects
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/insects.htm
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    9. Natural Illinois: Leaves Are All Around
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/leaves.htm
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    10. Natural Illinois: Mammals
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/mammals.htm
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    11. Natural Illinois: The Trees You See
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/trees.htm
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    12. Outdoor Field Trips with Preschoolers: Being There!
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/field-being.htm
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    13. Things to Do While You're Waiting: Curious Young Scientists
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/gr-science.htm
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    15. Exploring Trees on the Playground
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/exploring-trees.htm

    16. Getting to Know Rabbits
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/rabbits.htm

    17. Observing Chickens on the Playground
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/observing-chickens.htm

    18. Where the Chick Came From
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/chickens.htm


    19. star bulletWeb Article

    20. A Project on Trees: Suggestions for Teachers
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://illinoispip.org/blogs/katz/2009mar13.html

    21. All about Gardens
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://illinoispip.org/guides/gardens.html

    22. Animal Fun Facts
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://www.pbs.org/parents/lions/activities/activities-animal_fun.html

    23. The Apple Project
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v4n2/danyi.html

    24. Appreciating the Natural World with Young Children
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://illinoisearlylearning.org/askanexpert/keener/index.htm

    25. Be a Scientist—Observe Spring Changes!
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://www.eduplace.com/parents/prek/9/activities/t9_activity3.html

    26. Bird Walk
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://www.familytlc.net/issues/march2008/nature_4_2801.html

    27. Building “Bob”: A Project Exploring the Human Body at Western Illinois University Preschool Center
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://ecrp.illinois.edu/v10n2/brouette.html

    28. The Canada Goose Project: A First Project with Children under 3
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://ecrp.illinois.edu/v12n1/brewer.html

    29. Changes in the Trees around Us
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://illinoispip.org/guides/trees.html

    30. The Cow Project
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://illinoispip.org/projects/cows.html

    31. Dog Project
      Format: PDF        Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://projectapproach.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/DogProject2010-2011.pdf

    32. A Head Start on Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder
      Format: PDF        Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://static.nsta.org/files/PB208Xweb.pdf

    33. Helping Children Sketch and Draw from Observation
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://illinoispip.org/lesson-planning/drawing.html

    34. Investigating the Tallgrass Prairie
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v10n1/burns.html

    35. Kids for Trees
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/education/Pages/KidsTreesCD.aspx

    36. Learning to Love the Earth . . . and Each Other
      Format: PDF        Length: Medium        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200801/BTJNatureRosenow.pdf

    37. Let's Investigate!
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/thinking-skills-learning-styles/lets-investigate

    38. Linking Standards and Engaged Learning in the Early Years
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v2n1/helm.html

    39. The Llama Project
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v5n2/ganzel.html

    40. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish…NEW Fish: A Preschool Fish Project
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoispip.org/projects/fish.html

    41. Project Work in a Program Serving Highly Diverse Communities
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Difficult       
      http://illinoispip.org/directors-corner/diverse.html

    42. Seeds in the Window, Soil in the Sensory Table: Science Education through Gardening and Nature-Based Play
      Format: PDF        Length: Medium        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200911/HacheyWeb1109.pdf

    43. A Study of Bones
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v5n1/kogan.html

    44. Teaching Children about the Five Senses
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://extension.illinois.edu/nibbles/succeed-senses.html

    45. The Worm Project
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://illinoispip.org/projects/worm.html

    46. Things to Sit On
      Length: Medium        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://illinoispip.org/guides/sit.html

    47. “Trees and Things That Live In Trees”: Three Children with Special Needs Experience the Project Approach
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      http://ecrp.illinois.edu/v17n1/griebling.html

    48. Walk in the Forest
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      http://www.fs.fed.us/outdoors/naturewatch/implementation/Curricula/Forest-Handbook.PDF


    49. star bulletWeb Site

    50. Discover the Forest
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://www.fs.fed.us/kids/

    51. My First Garden: Gardening Fundamentals
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/fundamentals/index.cfm

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