- Grade Level:
- Fourth Grade
- Biology: Animals
- National/State Standards:
- Utah State Science Core Curriculum Topic, Standard Five: Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah’s wetlands, forests, and deserts and identify common organisms for each environment.
- adaptations, Beaver, Canada Geese, mule deer, eagles, wetlands, forests, desert, mountain lion, migration, birds of prey
OverviewStudents are introduced to animal adaptations as both activities and anatomy that help animals survive. On the field trip, students explore for beaver sign and dress-up one student to illustrate the amazing adaptations of this animal. Students pretend to be raptors, learning why the birds need sharp eyesight, and play a game that illustrates the adaptations of deer and mountain lions. Finally, they migrate as a gaggle of geese, and examine how much energy it takes to make the long journey.
"What an amazing opportunity!"
Hands- on learning is absolutely the best way for children to retain information. I am so impressed with the NPS for their forward- thinking and educational mandate.
We are a Canadian homeschooling family planning our winter hiking trip to the US, and will be using these materials to include in our experiential learning component of the year.Problem with this review? Report it
Source Authority, Credibility and Authenticity
Addresses Curriculum Standards
Clarity, Structure and Readability
Ease of Use
Creativity and Innovation