The Math and Science of Animals
Embark on this new type of Adventure with your students and increase the educational value of your next trip to the Zoo. This discovery-based, interdisciplinary program meets Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards while exposing students to animals from around the globe.
Students will explore the Zoo in small chaperoned groups. You provide the chaperones and the Zoo provides staff to facilitate exploration at each station. Students hone skills such as observation, classification, calculation, and prediction. Each station, inspired by our animals, will encourage student learning across the curriculum including activities in Math, Science, ELA, and Art. Students will complete a Field Study Guide and collect stamps along the way as they explore animal behavior, anatomy, adaptations for survival and more. A fun new way to learn at the Zoo.
Travel between each station is self-guided. Zoo staff and docents on hand at each station for support and direction.
Each Learning Station Activity can be completed in 15 minutes or less.
1-LS1 from Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Process
1-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Common Core: MATH MP.2. 1.MD.A.1
2-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Common Core: Math MP.2, MP.4, 2 MD.D.10
Wednesday, May 10 2017
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. OR 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Choose a time-frame that works best for you. Space is limited so book early for the best options.
For Grades 1 and 2
$3 per student plus admission fee
1 chaperone per 5 students free; additional chaperones pay the School Rate
For more information, contact Sara Shaw, Manager of Formal Programs