Animal Adventure Hours - for Preschool - 1st grade

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Animal Adventure hours are content rich, one-hour programs designed to appeal to a child's playfulness and natural curiosity about the world around them.  Programs include items from our natural history collection (bones,fur,eggs, nests, etc.), unique activities and games, some of the best in children's literature and a simple craft.  A wide variety of topics to choose from to introduce students to the diverse features, behaviors and adaptations found in the animal world.

Fee: (includes use of the Children's Discovery Room and picnic facilities when held at the Conservancy) for a one-hour program of up to 24 children.
* $7.50 per student ($75 minimum fee per class) at the Conservancy
* $8.50 per student ($85 minimum fee per class) $10 travel & transportation fee per class at your site

For more information or for reservations contact: Linda Oltman, Environmental Education Coordinator, at (610) 287-9383 or loltman@perkiomenwatershed.org.

 

Choose from any of the following topics:

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PDE Academic Standards covered by this lesson include: 
3.1.PK.A2 - Identify basic needs of plants (water and light) and animals (food, air, water).
3.1.PK.A3 - Recognize that plants and animals grow and change.
3.1.PK.A5 - Name basic parts of living things.
3.1.PK.A9 - • Ask questions about objects, organisms, and events. • Participate in simple investigations to answer a question or to test a prediction. • Use the five senses and simple equipment to gather data.
3.1.PK.B1 - Match offspring to their parents
3.1.PK.C3 - CONSTANCY AND CHANGE Describe changes that occur in animals.
4.4.PK.C - Recognize that plants and animals grow and change.

3.1.K.A3 - Observe, compare, and describe stages of life cycles for plants and/or animals.
3.1.K.A5 - Observe and describe structures and behaviors of a variety of common animals.
3.1.K.A9 - • Distinguish between scientific fact and opinion. • Ask questions about objects, organisms, and events. • Understand that all scientific investigations involve asking and answering questions and comparing the answer with what is already known. 
3.1.K.B1 - Observe and describe how young animals resemble their parents and other animals of the same kind.
4.1.K.D - Observe and describe what happens to living things when needs are met.
4.4.K.C - Observe and describe stages of life cycles for plants and animals.

3.1.1.A1 - Categorize living and nonliving things by external characteristics.
3.1.1.A2 - Investigate the dependence of living things on the sun’s energy, water, food/nutrients, air, living space, and shelter.
3.1.1.B6 - • Distinguish between scientific fact and opinion. • Ask questions about objects, organisms, and events. • Understand that all scientific investigations involve asking and answering questions and comparing the answer with what is already known. • Plan and conduct a simple investigation and understand that different questions require different kinds of investigations. • Use simple equipment (tools and other technologies) to gather data and understand that this allows scientists to collect more information than relying only on their senses to gather information. • Use data/evidence to construct explanations and understand that scientists develop explanations based on their evidence and compare them with their current scientific knowledge. • Communicate procedures and explanations giving priority to evidence and understanding that scientists make their results public, describe their investigations so they can be reproduced, and review and ask questions about the work of other scientists.
4.1.1.A - Identify and describe the basic needs of living things in a terrestrial habitat.
4.4.1.C - Describe the life cycles of different plants and animals in a terrestrial habitat.