Program: Birth, Growth, Death, Decay in the Science and Sustainability Center

Adaptations, Animal Biology, Carbon Cycle, Ecology, Energy/Natural Resources, Insects, Spiders and Arthropods, Living With Our Environment, Nature Walk
Students will become nature detectives in search of plant and animal lifecycles, and explore how common plants, insects and human-made products, such as videogames and water bottles, have a lifecycle.
Using microscopes, students will be able to see the relationship between a newly hatched insect and the more mature larva that preceded it. We will discuss the importance of reducing, recycling, and reusing products in order to protect the environment.
Field Trip
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.
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Life Science - 1-2, Earth Science - 1-3, Investigation and Experimentation - 1-4, Life Science - 2-2, Earth Science - 2-3, Investigation and Experimentation - 2-4, 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 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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