Critical Thinking

Students are challenged to think creatively and critically throughout the program. Decision-making, communication and collaborative learning activities expand their knowledge. These skills turn science into action and give them the knowledge to become an informed and action-oriented member of society.

To aid with critical thinking development skills, below are additional resources teachers can utilize to assist the Mighty Acorns curriculum.

Spanish Field Guides:

English Field Guides:

Butterflies of the Chicago Region.pdf

Chicago Park District Common Species Prairies & Savannas.pdf

Common Oaks of the Chicago Region.pdf

Guidelines for free exploration.pdf

Native Plants Indiana (Applicable to Midwest).pdf

Primavera en Chicago (Spanish).pdf

Spring in Chicagoland.pdf

Wasp of Illinois (Applicable to Midwest).pdf