Grade K: Eggstravaganza
Students use their senses to discover spring things, which leads to an exploration of eggs. Who lays eggs? Students sort a variety of creatures into egg-layers and mammals, and then check their understanding while reading “Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones.”
Grade 1: Beautiful Butterflies
Students become monarch butterflies as we explore the life cycle and migration of these amazing insects.
Grade 2: Tree Factory
The entire class becomes part of a tree, with each group demonstrating an important function in the process of photosynthesis and understanding how trees make their own food.
Grade 3: Bear Basics
Students what they know about food chains and habitat to learn all about our shy north woods neighbor. A bear skull and hide give students a hands-on experience.
Grade 4: Home Tweet Home
Animal adaptions aren’t just about body parts. Adaptations are actions, too! Students learn about the wide variety of nest-building styles of Wisconsin birds, and then try their hand at the difficult task of constructing a nest.
Grade 5: Product Life Cycles
Lots of energy goes into making products we use every day. Students will discover what goes into making a pencil, and make their own product life cycles using classroom objects.
Grade 6: Goldenrod Galls – Data Analysis
Look at graphs and other descriptive statistics from the goldenrod galls dissected during the winter visit. Discover how natural selection might be at work in a field of goldenrod, and talk about research study design.