Grade 3 (ages 7-9)

 

Growth and Changes in Plants

How do plants have an impact on society and the environment? What impact does human activity have on plants and plant habitats? Students will assess the impact of human activity on plants and vice versa, investigate the similarities and differences in the characteristics of various plants, and ways in which the characteristics of plants relate to the environment in which they grow. Consisting of a guided hike, students will investigate ways in which a variety of plants adapt and/or react to their environment. In addition, we will explore one of the major threats to the natural areas of the Rouge Park: invasion of exotic species.

Target Audience: Grade 3 (Age 7-9).
Offered: March 1st – November 30th
Program Length: Full Day – generally 3.5 hrs (10AM-1:30 PM) unless otherwise noted. Students will have lunch by the river.

Overall Goals

1. assess ways in which plants have an impact on society and the environment, and ways in which human activity has an impact on plants and plant habitats;
2. investigate similarities and differences in the characteristics of various plants, and ways in which the characteristics of plants relate to the environment in which they grow;
3. demonstrate an understanding that plants grow and change and have distinct characteristics.

Soils in the Environment

Be prepared to get your hands dirty! Students will learn different techniques and participate in experiments to determine soil types, the wildlife they support, and learn the importance of soil in the ecosystem. This program consists of a guided hike allowing students to examine the interconnection between soils and environment, investigate the composition and characteristics of different soils, as well as study the components of soil
(e.g., non-living things such as pebbles and decaying matter; living things such as organic matter, bacteria, earthworms, and insects), the condition of soil (e.g., wet, dry), and additives found in soil.

Target Audience: Grade 3 (Age 7-9).
Offered: March 1st – November 30th
Program Length: Full Day – generally 3.5 hrs (10AM-1:30 PM) unless otherwise noted. Students will have lunch by the river.

Overall Goals

1. assess the impact of soils on society and the environment, and of society and the environment on soils;
2. investigate the composition and characteristics of different soils;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the composition of soils, the types of soils, and the relationship between soils and other living things.

Program Schedule

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