Curriculum & Activities

Lessons designed by SMNHC educators for 5th grade and middle school students (and adaptable for other age groups).

5th Grade Lessons

These lessons and resources are designed primarily for 5th graders, to be used in conjunction with our Ecology Field Program, either before or afterward, to extend their ecosystem unit.

Most of the activities can also be used as part of stand-alone lessons about New Mexico ecosystems. Many can be adapted for other grade levels as well. Click the buttons to explore what we have to offer and download accessible, printable PDF files.

Middle School Lessons

Lessons designed by SMNHC educators for middle school students, for use in the classroom or at home. 

Click the buttons to explore these curriculums, which consist of video and written lessons in accessible and printable PDF files.