Understanding Biomonitoring

  EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY |  SCIENCE Understanding Biomonitoring Students will learn about biomonitoring and its use in monitoring air pollution. Time 45 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group AIR POLLUTION DETECTING GARDENS   Standards S3L2. Students will recognize the effects of pollution and humans on the environment. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the … Read more

Looking Closer at Beneficial Insects

  EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  INSECTS Looking Closer at Beneficial Insects Students will observe and learn about beneficial insects in the garden. Time 45 Minutes Setting Inside or Outside Collection Group SCARECROWS AND LADYBUGS   Standards S3L2a. Students will explain the effects of pollution to the habitats of plants and animals. S3L2b. Students will identify … Read more

Looking Closer at Pests

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  INSECTS Looking Closer at Pests Students will learn how pests spread and how to control them. Time 45 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group SCARECROWS AND LADYBUGS   Standards S3L2a. Students will explain the effects of pollution to the habitats of plants and animals. S3L2b. Students will identify ways to protect the environment … Read more

Hunting for Bugs

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  | INSECTS Hunting for Bugs Students will observe and identify bugs in their garden. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SCARECROWS AND LADYBUGS   Standards S3L2a. Students will explain the effects of pollution to the habitats of plants and animals. S3L2b. Students will identify ways to protect the environment (conservation of resources, … Read more

Designing Solar Ovens

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Designing Solar Ovens Students will design a solar oven and use it to cook vegetables. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SOLAR COOKING   Standards S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature indicates a … Read more

Investigating Heat Transfer – Conduction and Insulation

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY |  SCIENCE Investigating Heat Transfer: Conduction and Insulation Students will observe heat conduction and insulation. Time 20 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SOLAR COOKING   Standards S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature indicates a change in … Read more

Investigating Heat Transfer – Ultraviolet Radiation

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY |  SCIENCE Investigating Heat Transfer: Ultraviolet Radiation Students will observe the effects of solar radiation. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SOLAR COOKING   Standards S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature indicates a change in heat. … Read more

Measuring the Urban Heat Island Effect

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Measuring the Urban Heat Island Effect Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature indicates a change in heat. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SOLAR COOKING   Standards S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is … Read more