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Investigating Ecosystems- 5th Grade

‚ÄčGirl and two boys looking at plants in the foothillsThis two-hour program highlights a few of the station activities from our full day 5th grade program. 

NGSS Standards Supported:
5-LS2-1., 5-ESS2-1., 5-ESS2-2.

Plant Labs

Students work in cooperative groups at lab stations to learn how plants adapt to dry conditions in the coastal sage scrub ecosystem. 

Water Station

Students participate in several hands-on activities to learn about the source of their local water, the water cycle, the amount of fresh water available on Earth, and water reuse. 

Live Animals 

Students see and touch a live mammal and reptile representative of native animals in this ecosystem and learn how their adaptations enable them to survive.

Energy Trail

Students will learn about different native animals and be able to identify where they get their energy from.

Site Details

Location: Santiago Oaks Regional Park - Click here for a map to the site.  The address is on the map.
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Parking: Vehicle parking is very limited, personal vehicles may have a $3.00 fee
Accessibility: Limited wheelchair accessibility Lunch area is available on site.

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