Who Lives Here? A Schoolyard Ecosystem
The students will observe, characterize, and research different ecosystems to learn how each support different species.
Recipe for an Ecosystem (adapted from The ABCs of Ecology)
The students will observe, identify, and define the components of an ecosystem using the classroom and outdoor study area.
Schoolyard Sky Trees
During the course of the school year, students will observe a tree through the different seasons and weather. They will document this with drawing
Students will learn about the tools used in measuring weather, make observations about the weather using an outdoor weather station, and analyze data to draw conclusions.
A Tree Like Me
Students will compare human life cycles to plant life cycles and identify the various roles that a plant plays in its habitat during its life.
Power Plant! (adapted from Project Learning Tree’s Tree Factory)
Students will have the opportunity to "become" a plant by role-playing the different parts and seeing how they function as a whole.
Students will spend time studying birds to better understand how special beak shapes help birds eat certain foods in their habitats
What Am I?
Students will collect and analyze data comparing characteristics of familiar animals to learn how to classify them into groups.
My Home Is Your Home, Or Is It?
Students will make maps of their homes and maps of outdoor habitats to learn how and where things get the components they need for survival.
The students will observe an indoor and outdoor location to compare and contrast the living and non-living things they find there.