This Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge fieldtrip can be conducted at any season. It includes a nature hike where students discover how plants have changed for the season. Students document one element for each letter of the alphabet. A photo is taken of each of these elements for use in the classroom later (create booklet or display board). A puppet show characterizing how wildlife insulate, migrate or hibernate for the winter, prepare for the spring, etc. is presented. In order to incorporate the senses, mammals' furs can be touched and a smelling activity is available. For pre-K and Kindergarten.
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
family and kinship
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES pre-K-2:
A-1 Social systems and natural systems are made of parts.
A-3 Social systems and natural systems may not continue to function if some of their parts are missing.
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Kindergarten-I. History and Nature of Sceince B. The student will raise questions about the natural world. 1. The student will observe and describe common objects using simple tools.
Kindergarten-III. Earth and Space Science. B. The student will observe weather changes. 1. The student will describe daily and seasonal changes in weather.
Kindergarten-IV. Life Science. G. Human organisms 1. The student will observe and describe the environment using the five senses.
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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
35704 County Hwy 26, Rochert, MN56578