3rd grade programs

Classify Vertebrates
:  Students will play a game and guess the animal.  They will also use a key to ID on of twelve animals.   Bring in a tape of animal sounds.

Sensational Spiders and a bug’s life: Students will understand the difference between spiders and insects.  Learn about complete and incomplete life cycles of insects and go on a spider and insect hunt.  Best done in early fall.  We can also play the monarch migration game.

Name that tree: Students will identify several trees using various physical characteristics such as leaf bases, leaf margins, texture, simple and compound, bark and twigs.  Best done in the fall. 

Who was that masked bird:  Students will piece together clues to help Jay T. Birder identify the birds she saw on her day of birding.  Students will learn how to identify birds using a bird book and learn five bird calls. 

Going Batty:  Students will learn about what makes a bat a mammal and dress like a bat, learn Ohio bat species, how they get food and play a bat and moth game outside.

Bird Olympics: Students will describe the physical attributes of birds that help them fly, find food, and migrate long distances by participating in bird Olympics.

Color Crazy:  Students will learn how color makes it easier for animals to survive and create animals their own animal to blend into their habitat.

Nocturnal vs Diurnal:  Students will learn which animal comes out at night and which ones come out during the day.   They will try to guess by learning more about what the animals eat and where they live.  WE will end by using tracks to match and putting chips on the tracks for their guess.

Fill the Bill: Students will learn how bird beaks area adapted for specific types of food.  Students will go to stations, each with a different type of food source and three tools.  They will pick the right tool which is like a bird beak. 

Getting to know soils: Students will explore color, texture, and the composition of soil by exploring three different samples of soil and test how they hold water.  Students will also explore what they find in a sample of soil taken from a site.   They will also learn we all need soil and that we need to take care of it.

Rock Hound; Students will sort and classify rocks and learn how Ohio rocks and mineral are used.

Field Trip: Earth Day 

Pollinator Free Pizza:  Students will learn how important pollinators are to making many of our favorite foods available for human consumption.

Name that Prairie Plant:  Students will learn about the important prairie and wildlife plants by participating in figuring out the plant name by the clues given to the students.   They will learn why biodiversity is important.

Predator Prey:  This is a fast paced game that teaches students about the predator/Prey relationship and how important quality habitat is to the survival of prey species.

 Recycling program Possible or water or other resources: Limited resources:  How resources are used and how they can be conserved,