Program: Body Systems, Earth Systems in the Science and Sustainability Center

Adaptations, Chemistry, Ecology, Energy/Natural Resources, Fresh Water Ecology, Insects, Spiders and Arthropods, Living With Our Environment, Nature Walk, Water Science, Weather/Meteorology
Students will learn how a healthy environment is not only good for plants and animals, but good for humans too while indoors and out at Walden West! Make a model lung, learn how different plants and animals breathe down at the pond, and find out more about why Silicon Valley participates in “Spare the Air” days.
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.
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Life Science - 3-3, Earth Science - 3-4, Investigation and Experimentation - 3-5, Life Science - 4-2, Earth Science - 4-4, Investigation and Experimentation - 4-6, Life Science - 5-2, Earth Science - 5-4, Investigation and Experimentation - 5-6
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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