Children will observe deer jaws, fur and antlers for clues about how they survive in the wild. Using binoculars the students will look for deer, follow their tracks, and construct a deer picture.
Camping provides a wonderful learning experience for children to connect with nature. Children will have the opportunity to explore various pieces of camping equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, and more. They will learn basic safety rules of camping and learn the best way to set up camp.
All insects are made up of 3 body parts (head, thorax and abdomen) and 6 legs. They also all have an exoskeleton to protect the insides of their body, compound eyes to see all around, and two antennae to sense their surroundings. Insects can also have wings like a butterfly or none at all like an ant. Children will observe live insects thinking about how their body parts help them survive. They will then use their observations to make an insect of their own.
Children will create nature bookmarks using items found in nature. Children will have the opportunity to use dried flowers, twigs, and leaves to decorate their bookmark made out of clear contact paper.
Children will examine the model teeth to see the differences between the carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore teeth. They will have the opportunity to examine and touch the different kinds of animal teeth. They will make predictions about what kinds of food the animal eats by investigating the teeth.