Class Tech Tips: Life Science Curriculum: Rainforest Journey from EdTechLens

Class Tech Tips: Life Science Curriculum: Rainforest Journey from EdTechLens

Getting students interested and excited about science concepts can stir a lifelong passion and appreciation for the world around them. Rainforest Journey is an engaging, online Life Science curriculum for students in grades K-5. It takes students on a virtual trip to the rainforest and features vibrant images, multimedia content and nonfiction reading. Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and New York State Science Standards, Rainforest Journey from EdTechLens can be used for whole group instruction, small group learning or for individual students.

This online Life Science curriculum is perfect for traditional classroom or homeschool use since it is customizable, has an easy-to-use platform, and is accessible on any device connected to the Internet. Rainforest Journey can be used for blended learning and provides lessons, lesson reviews, assessments, primary source materials and hands-on activities. In addition to an abundance of photographs and videos, Rainforest Journey includes audio narration of lessons and a flexible interface that accommodate students with varying learning styles and abilities, including gifted and talented as well as students with special needs.

Learn more about Rainforest Journey by visiting their website.

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Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.