Group Plants on a Garden Safari

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  LANGUAGE ARTS |  SCIENCE Group Plants on a Garden Safari Students will identify similarities and differences among plants as they use all their senses to describe characteristics. Time 1 hour Setting Inside or Outside Collection Group GARDEN SAFARI   Standards SKL2b. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants can be grouped … Read more

Classifying Chemical and Physical Changes in the Kitchen

  EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Classifying Chemical and Physical Changes in the Kitchen Students will view chemical and physical changes in cooking and preparing food. Time 45 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group CHEMISTRY IN THE KITCHEN Standards S5P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the differences between a physical change and a chemical … Read more

Chemistry in the Kitchen

COLLECTION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE  |  NUTRITION Chemistry in the Kitchen Students will complete the red cabbage chemistry experiment to observe a chemical change. Then students will demo multiple recipes and classify the changes as physical or chemical, including: mixing a salad, making a smoothie, making popsicles, making sun tea, making pancakes, observing oxidizing apples, sauteing … Read more

Exploring Solutions for Soil Conservation

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Exploring Solutions for Soil Conservation Students will take their understanding of soil erosion to explore conservation solutions Time 45 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group THE DUST BOWL   Standards S5E1. Students will identify surface features of the Earth caused by constructive and destructive processes. a. Identify surface features caused by … Read more

Modeling How Dust Moves

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Modeling How Dust Moves Students will demonstrate how static electricity attracts dust Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group THE DUST BOWL   Standards S5E1. Students will identify surface features of the Earth caused by constructive and destructive processes. a. Identify surface features caused by constructive processes. Deposition (Deltas, sand … Read more

Understanding Life During the Dust Bowl

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY |  SOCIAL STUDIES Understanding Life During the Dust Bowl Students will learn about society and farming in the 1930s during the Dust Bowl. Time 45 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group THE DUST BOWL   Standards SS5H5. The student will explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of millions … Read more

Searching for the Cause and Effects of the Dust Bowl

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SOCIAL STUDIES & SCIENCE Searching for the Cause and Effects of the Dust Bowl Students will research and analyze the cause and effects of the Dust Bowl Time 45 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group THE DUST BOWL   Standards S5E1. Students will identify surface features of the Earth caused by constructive … Read more

The Dust Bowl

COLLECTION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SOCIAL STUDIES & SCIENCE The Dust Bowl Students will explore the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl along with what life was like during the Dust Bowl. They will then model how dust moves and investigate solutions for soil conservation that are good farming practices for today. Concepts: Soil Conservation … Read more

Measuring Volume of Soil in a Raised Bed

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  MATH Measuring Volume of Soil in a Raised Bed Students will calculate the volume of soil in their garden. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group THERE’S DIRT IN MY BED   Standards CCSS.M.5.MD.C.3. Student will recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement. CCSS.M.5.MD.C.4. … Read more