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

Topic(s)
Adaptations, Chemistry, Ecology, Energy/Natural Resources, Fresh Water Ecology, Insects, Spiders and Arthropods, Living With Our Environment, Nature Walk, Water Science, Weather/Meteorology
Description
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.
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
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Standards
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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