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Traveling Scientist-First Grade

4 students and naturalist petting a frog with Inside the Outdoors logo in top right corner 

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Each program is 60 minutes in length. 

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Catch the Rays - 1st Grade​

NGSS Standards Supported: 1-1-PS4-3.
​What happens when different objects are placed in front of a beam of light? Through various hands-on activities, students experiment with different materials and a beam of light while also investigating how to change the size and shape of shadows.​


Rethink Resources - 1st Grade

NGSS Standards Supported: K-ESS3-3, 3-LS4-4, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-4
​Is all of our trash really waste? Rethink Resources uses trash to explore the connection between humans and the natural world. Through hands-on activities that focus on the five R's: Refuse, Reuse, Rot, Repurpose, and Recycle, students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of natural resources and how we can conserve them by producing less waste.​​

Project Zero Waste - Service Learning - 1st Grade​

NGSS Standards Supported: K-ESS3-3, 3-LS4-4, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-4
Over 68 billion pounds of trash are produced in California each year! Students learn the ins and outs of local waste management and practice the behaviors needed to help California achieve its goal of a 75% reduction in waste by 2025. Orange County is​​ a leader in the state for waste reduction and our students are key players in OC's sustainable future. ​​​​


A
mazing Animals - 1st Grade
NGSS Standards Supported:  ​​​K-LS1-1, 1-LS1.A, 2-LS4.D, 3-LS4.C, 4-LS1.A, 5-LS2.A, MS-LS2.C, MS-LS4.D HS-LS-2.A, HS-LS-2.C Students will experience a variety of live animals, many of which live in Orange County, to learn about their unique characteristics, behaviors and interactions. Each Amazing Animals program is grade-specific in order to support individual grade level learning objectives.​


To better support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) the programs listed above are the best programs for 1st Grade. Nurturing a Natural Curiosity Inside the Outdoors logo with tree, bird, stream 714-708-3885 insidetheoutdoors@ocde.us