Earth Quest (3rd - 4th grade)
Engaging Environmental Education to prepare for SOL's
- GROUP SIZE: 8-120
- LENGTH: 5-6 hours
- LOCATION: Hemlock Overlook Regional Park
- COST: $40.00 per participant
Use an EARTHQUEST Passport as a tool to introduce environmental education lessons to 3rd and 4th grade students at Hemlock Overlook's outdoor classroom. Designed around the Virginia Standards of Learning for science and history, the learning stations enhance, supplement, and build upon classroom learning. A unique way to review for the SOL!
- Soils Station: See the recycling and decomposition process of the forest and how a tree is turned into topsoil.
- Water Cycle Station: At the pond, investigate and understand the water cycle and its relationship to life on earth.
- Investigation Station: Use observations, predictions, and data gathering to answer questions about the state of our natural resources.
- Life Forces Station: On a hunt through the woods, see the adaptations that plants and animals have made to respond to life needs.
- Investigation Station: Development continues to encroach on the land surrounding our park resulting in a resource management issue. Students will investigate the park and make predictions about the future.
- Resources Station: Students come together to discuss the resources management issue in a town meeting forum.
- Life Processes Station: Up close and personal with a tree, students study the structure of typical plants by becoming a working part of one.
- Living Systems Station: This Hands-on station gives the students a chance to investigate park wildlife and learn about energy flow through food webs.