Students will explore the outdoor classroom in pairs looking for evidence of animal life and imagining what types of animals might live in, and survive in, the outdoor classroom area.
Students will explore the biome in which they live while comparing it to other major biomes around the world.Standard(s): 5.L.2.1Compare the characteristics of several common ecosystems
Students will compare different plant traits and determine how each structure helps that species of plant grow and reproduce in the schoolyard habitat. After which, students can observe each plant for acquired traits.
In this lesson, students will formulate and interpret cause-and-effect relationships using a 3-column chart to organize their ideas.Students will apply the concept of "cause" as something that always happens first, and the effect is the resulting outcome (or what happens second).
Students will understand that wind and water can change the shape of the land. And that because there is always more than one possible solution to a problem, it is useful to compare and test designs.
In this lesson, students will collect data about an observation that can be made in the outdoor classroom, record the data on a table, and compare the numbers collected by writing greater-than, less-than statements.