Program: Water, Water Everywhere in the Science and Sustainability Center

Topic(s)
Fresh Water Ecology, Living With Our Environment, Nature Walk, Water Science, Weather/Meteorology
Description
Students will explore a local water way and experience the power and potential of this natural resource while on a hike to the Walden West pond. After activities inside and out, students will know how they can help keep Silicon Valley’s water clean and healthy.
Location(s)
Field Trip
Duration
3 hours
Fee Description
$12 per student, $10 per student if more than one grade at the same school attends in the same school year /$250 day minimum. Transportation funding may be available for qualified Title 1 schools.
Grades
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Standards
Physical Science - 1-1, Life Science - 1-2, Earth Science - 1-3, Investigation and Experimentation - 1-4, Physical Science - 2-1, Life Science - 2-2, Earth Science - 2-3, Investigation and Experimentation - 2-4, Physical Science - K-1, Life Science - K-2, Earth Science - K-3, Investigation and Experimentation - K-4
Areas of Service
No restrictions
Learning Objectives
Our curriculum supports California Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Other Info
The Abby Sobrato Science and Sustainability Center is a new facility at Walden West - Saratoga. Science programs accommodate groups of up to 90 students during day-long field trips that involve students in a unique blend of activities. Students rotate through three investigation stations where they explore the outdoors, participate in a hands-on inquiry based science lesson, and a sustainability-related lesson.

These activities complement teachers’ classroom lessons and are aligned to California Science and Common Core State Standards. Each lesson is lead by the Sustainability Center Coordinator, a team of highly experienced volunteers, and school-provided parents who guide students through each experience.

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