Lab Descriptions & Standards

Virtual Social Studies & Cross-Curricular Art 

The following labs will be offered through the end of September: 

Kindergarten: Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon is one of my favorite classic children's books. Using this literature-based lesson, we will be inspired by the story to create these purple yarn sculptures. Teachers will be asked to provide purple yarn, glue and waxed paper. 

  • VA:CR2.1.K. Through experimentation, build skills in various media and approaches to art making.

1st grade: The Art of Mathematics: Kandinsky Circles 

After learning about artist Wassily Kandinsky and his famed "Colour Study Squares and Concentric Circles" art, students will have the opportunity to work with circles and squares to create their own version of this beloved painting.  


  • 1.G.1 Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g. triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g. color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes that possess defining attributes. 
  • 1.G.2 Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape and compose new shapes from the composite shape. Students do not need to learn formal names such as "right rectangular prism." 
  • VA:CR1.1.2 Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.
  • VA:CR2.1.1 Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.
  • VA:CR2.2.1 Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools and equipment while making art.

    

2nd grade: Kansas Classrooms - Then and Now

 

September means "Back to School" but now it also means "Back to the Past." This lesson introduces students to classrooms of the past. Students will use photographs and artifacts as their primary source to compare and contrast early schools and their own school and record their findings.  


  • Standard 4: Societies experience continuity and change over time.

3rd grade: Internet Safety

This lesson will help students identify and avoid situations that could threaten their safety on the Internet.

  • ISTE-NETS Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

4th grade: Internet Safety

This lesson will help students identify and avoid situations that could threaten their safety on the Internet.

  •  ISTE-NETS Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior

5th grade: The Constitution

September 17th is Constitution Day!  The Constitution is the basis for our government in the United States and is a set of rules for the country. Learn how it spells out how the government is formed. Students will learn about why we need rules and begin to create a classroom “constitution.”

  • Standard 2: Individuals have rights and responsibilities

6th-8th grade: The Art of Mathematics: OP Art

Op, or optical art is a form of abstract art that gives the illusion of movement by the precise use of pattern and color, or in which conflicting patterns emerge and overlap. Students will create a piece of op art while exploring some mathematical concepts that are involved. They'll soon learn that math is everywhere, even in art!

  • M.P 1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • M.P 2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • M.P. 3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • M.P. 4 Model with mathematics.
  • M.P. 5 Use Appropriate tools strategically.
  • M.P. 6 Attend to precision.
  • M.P. 7 Look for and make use of structure.

The following labs will be offered starting on October 1st: 

Kindergarten

Fall Process Art: Primary And Secondary Colors

Students will have the opportunity to explore how new colors are created and experiment with a variety of materials to make a painting of a tree cloaked in colorful fall foliage.

  • VA:Cr1.1.K. Engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials
  • VA:Cr2.1.K. Through experimentation, build skills in various media and approaches to art-making.

1st grade

The Art of Science: Leaf Properties

Using leaf rubbings and sorting of leaves, students will observe the details of leaves and discuss the function of the different parts they discover. 

  • Crosscutting Concept: Structure and Function. The shape and stability of structures of natural and designed objects are related to their function(s). (1-LS1-1)
  • VA:Cr1.1.1. Engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials
  • VA:Cr2.1.1. Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or designs. 

    

2nd grade


Fall into Art and Science

 

Do all leaves look alike? Why do leaves have lines on them? Why do leaves change color in the fall? We will find out the answers to those questions and more and also create some autumn leaf art.  

  • 2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
  • 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • VA:Cr2.1.2 Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.
  • VA:Cr2.3.2. Repurpose objects to make something new

3rd grade

Understanding Election Night

This year's presidential election is being closely watched but the ultimate question will be, "Who won?" It may not be as easy to figure out as students think. Discover how the Electoral College works, learn about its history, and find out about some of the electoral system's problems.

  • Standard 1: Choices have consequences 1.3 The student will investigate examples of causes and consequences of particular choices with contemporary issues.

4th grade

The Art of Mathematics: Putting it into Perspective

In this lesson, students use line segments, angles, and parallel and perpendicular lines in order to create a one-point perspective spooky drawing.

  •  4.G.1 Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse, straight, reflex), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
  • VA:Cr1.1.4 Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.
  • VA:Cr1.2.4 Collaboratively set goals and create artwork that is meaningful and has purpose to the makers.
  • VA:Cr3.1.4 Revise artwork in progress on the basis of insights gained through peer discussions.

Understanding Election Night

This year's presidential election is being closely watched but the ultimate question will be, "Who won?" It may not be as easy to figure out as students think. Discover how the Electoral College works, learn about its history, and find out about some of the electoral system's problems.

  • Standard 1: Choices have consequences 1.3 The student will investigate examples of causes and consequences of particular choices with contemporary issues. 

5th grade

Understanding Election Night

This year's presidential election is being closely watched but the ultimate question will be, "Who won?" It may not be as easy to figure out as students think. Discover how the Electoral College works, learn about its history, and find out about some of the electoral system's problems.

  • Standard 1: Choices have consequences 1.3 The student will investigate examples of causes and consequences of particular choices with contemporary issues. 

6th-8th grade

Understanding Election Night

This year's presidential election is being closely watched but the ultimate question will be, "Who won?" It may not be as easy to figure out as students think. Discover how the Electoral College works, learn about its history, and find out about some of the electoral system's problems.

  • Standard 1: Choices have consequences 1.3 The student will investigate examples of causes and consequences of particular choices with contemporary issues. 

Virtual Science

Kindergarten

Basic Needs of Living Things

Essential Question: What are the needs of living things?

Kindergarteners unite to learn about human, animal and plant needs! This month we will kick off our Basic Needs Series with a lesson using a popular game, Jeopardy, to learn the difference between needs and wants. Be watching in the upcoming months for other basic needs lessons!

  • K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • K-ESS3-1 Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live. 

Basic Needs of Living Things (Lesson 2 - Starting October 1st)

Essential Question: What are the needs of living things?

Kindergarteners unite to learn about human, animal and plant needs! In lesson 2 of our Basic Needs of Living Things Series, we will investigate the need for food and water. This lesson will feature live animals and students will have the opportunity to dissect an owl pellet!

  • K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • K-ESS3-1 Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live. 

Kindergarten: Kansas Weather (Available until the end of Sept)

Essential Question: Why is it important to understand weather patterns where you live?

Summer is almost over! Weather affects decisions about or lives everyday. Join me for the first lesson in our weather series to learn all about the season of Summer, how to stay safe in hot weather and start a simple science experiment in the sun! Be watching in the upcoming months for more weather lessons!

  • K-ESS2-1 Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. 
  • K-PS3-1 Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth's surface. 

Kansas Weather - Happy Fall Y'all! (Starting October 1st)

Essential Question: Why is it important to understand weather patterns where you live?

Fall is officially here! Join Lisa to learn about the beautiful season of Fall. Fall topics will include fall weather, colorful leaves, how to dress, and favorite activities of the season. Students will also set up an experiment they can watch throughout the year! Be watching in the upcoming months for more weather lessons!

  • K-ESS2-1 Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. 
  • K-PS3-1 Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth's surface. 

1st grade 

Sound and Light (Part 1)

Essential Question: How do sound and light travel?

Students will explore the role of vibrations in the creation of sound. What causes different sounds? What do these sounds "look" like? 

  • 1-PS4-1 Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and sound can make materials vibrate.

Sound and Light (Part 2 Starting October 1st)

Essential Question: How do sound and light travel?

Students will explore the concepts of illumination, how certain materials allow light to pass through them, while others block all light creating a shadow. 

  • 1-PS4-2 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated.
  • 1-PS4-3 Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different material in the path of a beam of light.

 Space Exploration with Snoopy (Part 1)

Essential Question: What patterns are in the sky?

What causes day and night? Does the moon always look the same? What would it be like to live on the moon? Come and explore space with Snoopy, the first beagle on the. moon. 

  • 1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

Space Exploration with Snoopy (Part 2 Starting October 1st)

Essential Question: What patterns are in the sky?

What color is the sun? Why do we experience seasons and differing amounts of daylight? Students will explore the night sky and the patterns of the sun, moon and stars. 

  • 1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
  • 1-ESS1-2. Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.

2nd Grade

All About Matter

Essential Questions: How can materials be alike and different? What changes do heating and cooling cause? 

What makes something a solid, liquid or a gas? In this lesson, students will explore the properties of matter to help them understand how items are classified as solids, liquids and gases. In addition, they will design a science experiment that will change a solid to a liquid. 

  • 2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
  • 2-PS1-4 Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot. 

Plants and Animals

Essential Question: How do plants and animals work together?

Plants need animals and animals need plants! We are kicking off this lesson series with flower dissections and bee explorations to learn the wonders of pollination. Students will also have the opportunity to start an engineering project that they can share with family and friends! Be watching in the upcoming months for other plants and animals lessons!

  • 2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants. 
  • K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem. 

Plants and Animals (Lesson 2 Starting October 1st) 

Essential Question: How do plants and animals work together?

Plants need animals and animals need plants! In lesson 2 of the Plants and Animals Series, we continue to investigate our essential question. There are many types of animals in a single habitat, but why do they live there? Let's investigate together! Be watching in the upcoming months for other plants and animals lessons!

  • 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

3rd grade

Weather and Its Impacts

Essential Question: What are some natural hazards associated with severe weather and how can the impact of these hazards be reduced? 

Storm struck? Hurricane season is upon us. Join me to learn how hurricanes are formed, named, and the impacts they have on our environment. In this lesson students will also have a chance to complete an engineering project and test it to see if it is hurricane proof. 

  • 3-ESS2-2 Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
  • 3-ESS3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.
  • 3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and contraints on materials, time or cost. 
  • 3-5 ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. 
  • 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved. 

Electric and Magnetic Interactions (Starting October 1st)

Essential Question: How can electric and magnetic forces interact? 

Through observation of electric and magnetic forces, students will be able to define and analyze the properties of objects. Students will investigate how magnets work and the cause and effect relationships as they explore numerous interactions. 

  • 3-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
  • 3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
  • 3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other. 
  • 3-PS2-4. Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.


Mission Sphero (Must book 2 sessions at 1 hour each for full lab experience)

Essential Question: How does coding impact our lives? 

We're going on a mission, start the countdown, 5...4...3...2...1! Students will learn the importance of coding and how it is used in everyday life. During Mission Sphero, students will learn Sphero basics by "driving" the Sphero, changing its colors and speed, and participating in activities that demonstrate how coding is used in the real world. After mastering the basics, they will have the opportunity to create their own codes to accomplish certain tasks and create a Brain Break. 

  • 3-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
  • 3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
  • CSS 1B-CS-01 Describe how internal and external parts of computing devices function to form a system.
  • CSS 1B-CS-02 Model how computer hardware and software work together as a system to accomplish tasks.
  • CSS 1B-AP-10 Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals. 
  • 3.0A.9 Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table) and explain them using properties of operations. 

4th grade

Sound

Essential Question: How does energy travel? 

What is sound energy? Using sound energy, students will learn how energy travels. What do these waves of energy look like? How can we change the shapes and sizes of the waves? Students will investigate sound waves and pitches. 

  • 4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat and electrical currents. 
  • 4-PS4-1 Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move. 

Light

Essential Question: How does energy travel?

What is light energy? Using light energy, students will learn how energy travels. What do these waves of energy look like? How can we change the shapes and sizes of the waves? Students will investigate and experiment with reflecting light and light over a distance. 

  • 4-PS4-2 Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen. 
  • 4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat and electric currents. 

Mission Sphero (Must book 2 sessions at 1 hour each for full lab experience) Starting October 1st

Students will learn the importance of coding and how it is used in everyday life. During Mission Sphero, students will learn Sphero basics by "driving" the Sphero, changing its colors and speed and participating in activities that demonstrate how coding is used in the real world. After mastering the basics, they will have the opportunity to send a secret message. 

  • CSS 1B-CS-01 Describe how internal and external parts of computing devices function to form a system.
  • CSS 1B-CS-02 Model how computer hardware and software work together as a system to accomplish task.
  • CSS 1B-AP-10 Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals.
  • 3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time or cost.
  • 3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. 
  • 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Animals (Starting October 1st)

Students will investigate the different structures that animals have to help them survive. They will also get to see some of the Science Center's special animals to compare and contrast features on them. 

  • 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction. 
  • 4-LS1-2 Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways. 

5th grade

Mission Sphero (*Must book 2 sessions - 1 hour each)

Students will learn the importance of coding and how it is used in everyday life. During Mission Sphero, students will learn Sphero basics by "driving" the Sphero, changing its colors and speed and participating in activities that demonstrate how coding is used in the real world. After mastering the basics, they will have the opportunity to send a secret message. 

  • CSS 1B-CS-01 Describe how internal and external parts of computing devices function to form a system.
  • CSS 1B-CS-02 Model how computer hardware and software work together as a system to accomplish task.
  • CSS 1B-AP-10 Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals.
  • 3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time or cost.
  • 3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. 
  • 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Waters of the Earth - Tides and pH (Starting October 1st)

Essential Question: How does water tie Earth's systems together? 

Students will investigate the role of water on Earth. How can pollution affect Earth's water? What else affects Earth's waters and what causes tides? Students will also have the chance of analyzing water to discover what "healthy" waters look like. 

  • 5-ESS2-2 Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth. 
  • 5-PS2-1 Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.
  • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth's resources and environment.

Virtual Team-Building and Social-Emotional Character Development Lessons

Kindergarten - 2nd 

Dice Breakers

Let's roll with some fun as we get to know our classmates. In this team-building session, we will play three different games that are both silly and informative about our classmates. 

3rd - 5th grade 

Get to Know Ya Bus

No matter how you arrive at school, today we will be taking a trip on the "Get to Know Ya Bus!" In this team building activity, we will learn more about peers in our class and find out how we are both similar and unique. 

6th - 12th grade (Offered through the end of the year beginning October 1st)

Ubuntu!

Stop! Collaborate and listen...to the members of your team. In this team building session students will attempt to follow directions in a game called "Are You Listening?" We will then collaborate in groups of four to create outrageous stories and learn a little bit more about the perspectives of others in our class.

Dice Breakers

Need better, deeper community in your classroom? This team building session provides fun activities that will help your students learn more about each other. 

Back to Back

There are many times in life when we think we are communicating clearly and completely. It becomes frustrating when the people we are directing can't seem to follow simple instructions. In this team building activity we will discuss effective communication and the barriers that hinder us from communicating effectively. 

Space Counting

Leadership. This buzzword is spoken to students all the time. But what does it mean? What does it look or sound like? In this session, we will determine how to best lead ourselves and others. 

Pen Turning

Need something to puzzle your brain? This team building session will offer fun, problem solving activities that will get your students' brains turning and working together. LAB PREP REQUIRED.

Mountain Survival

Your class has planned the trip of a lifetime. However, on your way there, the plan malfunctions and you become stranded in the middle of nowhere and must survive! In this team building session, we will discover the benefits of collaboration opposed to working alone. We will also look at how roles in a group play an important part of our daily survival. 

Kindergarten - 2nd grade (SECD)

The Color Monster (Starting October 1st)

"Uh -oh! What's the matter with the Color Monster? His feelings are all in a jumble. He needs help sorting them out!" In this lesson, we will read The Color Monster to discover what emotions look and feel like. We will then practice giving verbal and non-verbal cues so others can guess the emotions we might feel. **This lesson will only be offered for the month of October**

  • SECD.P.2.1 Identify and describe a variety of emotions
  • SECD.P.2.8 Describe and practice sending effective verbal and nonverbal messages. 
  • SECD.P.3.1 Label other's feelings based on verbal and nonverbal cues in different situations

Color Me Happy!

Sometimes our emotions feel very red. Sometimes they feel rather purple. Using the characters from the movie InsideOut, we explore the different emotions we feel, how they can change over time, and techniques for managing strong emotions. Students will create a wheel of emotions and use color to communicate how they are feeling.

  • SECD.P.2.1 - Identify and describe a variety of emotions. 
  • SECD.P.2.4 - Identify and describe techniques to manage common stress and emotions.
  • HGSS 3.3 - Compare perspectives of people in the past to those of people in the present.
  • VA.RE.7.1 - Perceive and analyze artistic work
  • VA.RE.7.2 - Visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world.
  • VA.RE.8.1 - Interpret intent and meaning of artistic work.
  • VA.CN.10.1 - Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
  • VA.CN.11.1 - Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.

3rd - 5th grade (SECD)

The Strengths Spotter (Starting October 1st)

Sometimes students will feel left out, almost invisible because they are different. At Greenbush, we think being different is cool! Being different is what makes us unique. In this SECD lesson, we will read The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig and discuss how the things we say or do can hurt others and make them feel alone. That's not very fun. Instead, let's become Strengths Spotters. Your students will be on the lookout for unique qualities they see in others! **This lesson will only be offered for the month of October**

  • SECD.IM.1.3 - Demonstrate and practice characteristics of caring and empathic relationships with family, school and community and recognize hurtful relationships and the impact they have on others.
  • SECD.IM.3.3 - Describe, identify and practice the benefits of various personal qualities (for example, personal strengths, weaknesses, interests and abilities.)
  • SECD.IM.5.3 Develop strategies for building relationships, including recognizing and developing a respect for individual similarities and differences.

The Power of Pause

We can experience multiple emotions in the span of one second. Sometimes those emotions feel small. Sometimes they can feel very big and overwhelming. These emotions can affect how we respond behaviorally. In this lesson, students will practice grounding techniques that will help them self-regulate in times when they experience those big emotions and make productive behavioral decisions.

  • SECD.IM.3.2 - Identifying the varying degrees of emotions one can experience in different situations and recognize reactions to emotions.

  • SECD.IM.3.1 - Describe behavioral responses depending on context and situation.

  • SECD.IM.4.4 - Predict possible outcomes to behavioral choices

  • SECD.IM.3.4 - Identify reliable self-help strategies (for example, positive self-talk, problem-solving, time management, self-monitoring).

6th-8th grade (SECD)

Can you Hear me Now? 

What can make the difference between helping someone feel listened to and helping someone feel heard? Empathy! In this lesson, we will explore how to use empathy to improve our active listening skills. Students will learn key strategies for practicing empathy like appreciating differences, recognizing and responding to emotions, and seeing situations through others' eyes. 

SECD: Apply empathic concern and tries to understand the perspective or point of view of others 

SECD: Practice active listening and respectful communication skills

SECD: Demonstrate respect and empathy for other people's perspectives

SECD: Practice strategies for accepting and respecting similarities and differences, including perspective taking as a strategy. 

HGSS: Describe aspects of personal identity and respect differences in the identities of others.

Virtual Project-Based Learning Labs

Kindergarten - 2nd grade: Create an Outdoor Learning Space

Essential Question: How do we create an inclusive and accessible outdoor learning area? 

These grade band appropriate, interdisciplinary project based learning modules stem from the inquiry learning/PBL guidelines and instructional examples provided by KSDE. Students will use critical thinking and hands-on activities to address the essential question. 

Modules include student videos, instructor videos, optional resources and exercises, and access to live ZOOM sessions with our Horticulture and Outdoor Education Coordinator.

  • SECD.P 1.2; SECD.P 6.1; SECD.P 3.6 ELA
  • ELA.P 3.5, ELA.P 1.1
  • HGSS.P 3.1
  • MATH.P 5.1, MATH.P 5.3
  • SCI.LS.P 2.3
  • VA.P 1.1, VA.P 1.2

3rd - 5th grade: Conservation in Action

Essential Question: How do humans impact the environment and what actions can we take to protect it? 

These grade band appropriate, interdisciplinary, STEAM project based learning modules stem from the inquiry learning/PBL guidelines and instructional examples provided by KSDE. Students will use critical thinking and hands-on activities to address the essential question.

Modules include student videos, instructor videos, optional resources and exercises, and access to live ZOOM sessions with our Horticulture and Outdoor Education Coordinator. 

  • SCI.ESS.IM 4.5, SCI.LS.IM.3.2
  • MATH.IM.4.1, MATH.IM.4.2
  • ELA.IM.1.1, ELA.IM 1.2, ELA.IM 4.1
  • ENG.IM.6.1
  • FCS.IM.4.2