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The following downloads are available for free under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Look for these downloads under the "Product Catalog" tab. You'll know you've found them because the price is $0.

The Current Catalog for Big Picture Science is available as a pdf. It changes from time to time, although the name stays the same. 

Making Elementary Biology Relevant is a 2023 PowerPoint for teacher continuing education. 

Biology Updates, 2017 and Biology Content Updates 2018These are presentations that Priscilla gave at the American Montessori Society conference in 2017 and the teacher educators section in 2018. 

List of Recommended Science Books, 2013-2023The titles listed here are ones that Priscilla judged to be useful in classrooms. 

Revisiting Leaves. Priscilla gave this presentation at a regional AMS conference in the fall of 2015. 

Introducing Matter and Atoms, Priscilla's presentation at the 2015 American Montessori Society annual conference. The file is a pdf of her PowerPoint slides. Some of the illustrations have been replaced with links to them on the Internet.

Tree of Life Charts - You may view the files to use as a pattern to make your own charts. If you wish to have these charts printed, copy the files to a memory stick or CD to transport them to a printing business that has a wide-format color printer. Make sure the files are printed at 100% scale (full size) or close to that size. There are color photos that children can place on each of the colored rectangles. Some illustrations are black and white because they are electron photomicrographs. These photo cards are in the appendix of the book, Kingdoms of Life Connected. The photos are printed on card stock. They can be removed from the book and cut up for use on the charts. The text on the back of each photo tells where it belongs on the charts and has other information about the organism.

You may also purchase the file to print a color photo card set for these charts. See them here: Color cards for Tree of Life

Composite of all five charts - full size is 36" X 70"

Prokaryote chart is simplified for beginners - 11" X 30"

Protist chart shows the major branches of eukaryotes - 20" X 30"

Fungus Kingdom chart - 11" X 20"

Animal Kingdom chart - 20" X 20"

Plant Kingdom chart - 20" X 20"


Back issues of Big Picture Science Newsletter, published 1999-2002. You may download and print these for your own use. Even though these were written more than 20 years ago, they have content and lesson ideas that are still useful. Topics include astronomy and natural selection (the Elementary Darwin issue).