This program provides students a chance to compare and classify organisms by their external features and discusses how specific adaption help an organism to survive.
Students discover through firsthand observations the primary similarities and differences of plants and several classes of animals (mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects and arachnids).
They learn the basic needs for survival of plants, animals and humans including food, water, shelter, and space come from the natural resources.
Students also explore the relationship between needs, adaptations, and habitat.
We utilize models as well as live animals and plants. Weather permitting there may be an exploratory walk.
Program length: 90 minutes Minimum: 10Maximum: 50
Program length: 120 minutes Minimum: 51Maximum: 80
Chaperones required: 1 chaperone per 15 students
Cost: $5 per person
Next Generation Science Standards
ESS3.ANatural Resources (K-ESS3-1) ESS3.CHuman Impacts on Earth Systems (K-ESS3-3) ESS2.EBio-Geology (K-ESS2-2) LS1.A Structure and function (1-LS1-1) LS1.C Organization for matter and energy flow in systems (K-LS1-1) LS1.D Information Processing (1-LS1-1) LS2.A Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems (2-LS2-1)
Maryland Environmental Literacy Curriculum
Standard 3: Topic A, Indicator 1 Standard 4: Topic A, Indicator 1