Educational Resources

Lesson Plan Guides

The following lesson plan guides have been developed in conjunction with the Coast to Cactus in Southern California exhibition and aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Animal Bingo English Spanish (PDF)
Comparing Animals EnglishSpanish (PDF)

Grade 1 
Awesome Adaptations English / Spanish (PDF)
Superhero Suit English / Spanish (PDF)

Grade 2
Pollinators English / Spanish (PDF)
Beaks and Bills English / Spanish (PDF)

Grade 3
Plant Comparisons English / Spanish (PDF)
Desert Plants English / Spanish (PDF)

Grade 4
Snake Sense English / Spanish (PDF)
Wildfires English / Spanish (PDF)

Grade 5
Habitat Fragmentation English / Spanish (PDF)
Non-Native Species English / Spanish (PDF)

    Grade 6
    Flower Pollination English / Spanish (PDF)
    Measuring Rainfall English / Spanish (PDF)

    Grade 7
    Change Over Time English / Spanish (PDF)
    Wildfire Frequency English / Spanish (PDF)
    Grade 8
    Endangered Species English / Spanish (PDF)
    Population Growth English / Spanish (PDF)

    Exhibition Map
    English / Spanish (PDF)

    Funding for the Coast to Cactus Lesson Plan Guides generously provided by the  Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation and The Carol and Henry F. Hunte Fund at The San Diego Foundation.