Science

Ecosystems

Decorating a special class tree for birds is a meaningful activity that will grant students a valuable interaction with wildlife. Students will prepare various treats for birds either at home or in the classroom, decorate the class tree with the edibles, and then note the resulting bird sightings. This activity can be completed anytime during the year or as an ongoing project, but it will be especially exciting when birds are foraging for food before a big snow.

Students will learn about recycling in their community and how they can reduce waste in their everyday lives.

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Forces and Motion

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Earth in the Universe

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Earth Systems, Structures and Processes

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Molecular Biology

Students will learn about the tree life cycle and be able to name and label tree anatomy and function.

Decorating a special class tree for birds is a meaningful activity that will grant students a valuable interaction with wildlife. Students will prepare various treats for birds either at home or in the classroom, decorate the class tree with the edibles, and then note the resulting bird sightings. This activity can be completed anytime during the year or as an ongoing project, but it will be especially exciting when birds are foraging for food before a big snow.

Students will gather leaves looking for differences in shape, color, size and texture. Students will complete various science experiments and activities to learn how leaves change color and how people can identify different trees by looking at their leaves.

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