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.
Students monitor and record their heart rate and breathing rate during rest, mindfulness activities, and outdoor activity. Through reading nonfiction text (or watching similar content via video) students learn about the respiratory and circulatory systems structures and functions in order to craft an individualized “Eco-exercise or Mindfulness” Plan that includes OUTDOOR exercise or mindfulness activities to keep their circulatory and respiratory systems healthy. Students begin a “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy ME” journal that will be continued in later lessons.
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 listen for sounds in the garden paying careful attention to volume (how loud or soft a sound), pitch (how high or low) , or if it is a natural or man- made sound.
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.