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Third Grade Ecoregions of Georgia Brook & Branch Puppet Show
Fourth Grade What is a Watershed? Ecosystems & Adaptations
Fifth Grade Erosion & Hydrologic Cycle Campus Explorer

Third Grade

school outreach imageEcoregions of Georgia

Georgia ranks sixth in the nation for overall species diversity, particularly due to our five distinctive ecoregions! Learn the characteristics and natural history facts about each ecoregion by exploring how geographic topography contributes to biological diversity.

Standards: S3CS4b, S3E1d, S3L1, S3L2

Brook & Branch Puppet Show

Brooke is a little girl who goes on a big adventure! Join her as she learns about water quality & biodiversity from the friends she meets along the way. This program emphasizes ecological concepts & vocabulary while demonstrating how we can help the environment.

Standards: SCL1c,d, S3L2, SC3S1, ELA3R2 and ELA3LSV1



Fourth Grade

fourth grade imageWhat is a Watershed?

We all live in a watershed - upstream and downstream. During this interactive session, students use a watershed model to demonstrate the impacts of pollution on streams and lakes while learning about local water quality issues. This hands-on program reveals how everyday activities can affect our drinking water and wildlife while encouraging discussion about watershed protection and pollution prevention.

Standards: S4CS4, S4E3d, S4P3d  

Ecosystems & Adaptations
Explore ecosystems by looking at living and nonliving factors affecting interdependency, determine plant and animal adaptations and limitations, follow energy as it moves though food chains and food webs, and conclude how human impacts on the watershed can make a difference. In this 60 minute program, we’ll look at skulls to determine the vore type of certain animals, look at slides of various ecosystems and adaptations, investigate the decomposer box, and apply knowledge with a live corn snake!

Standards: S4L1 and S4L2

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Fifth Grade

fifth grade imageErosion & the Hydrologic Cycle

Erosion and Weathering - what’s the difference? Students visit lab stations to study the causes and effects of erosion, weathering, and sediment deposition while discovering how these forces change the landscape and aquatic habitats. Using a wetland model, students decide how to mitigate the consequences of human impacts and how natural systems are beneficial to the hydrologic cycle.

Standards: S5CS4a, S5E1, S5P2

 

Campus Explorer
Nature is everywhere - offering the perfect setting and basis for instruction! Let us guide your class on an engaging and inquiry-based interpretive walk on your campus. Students use their senses to explore, apply scientific processes, and journal observations. Once back in the classroom, utilize the information collected and apply it to the concepts of math, art, science, and writing. Topics are limitless. Connect your classroom to the world!

Standards: Adapted to correspond with your lesson plans

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