Upper Elementary School Programs (3-5)

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

A Drop in the Bucket
Grade 3
Students will explore where water is found on earth, including its distribution among oceans, rivers, lakes, groundwater and glaciers. Students will also model the effects of heat energy on water’s state of matter and understand its movement through the water cycle. They will think about their own water needs and why it is important to conserve water in their own home.
Essential Science Standards: 3.E.2.1
Essential Social Studies Standards: 3.G.1.3 and 3.C&G.2.2

Dig Into Soil
Grade 3
Students will dig into the importance of soil, including the characteristics that allow it to support plant growth. Using a soil augur, they will work together to dig a soil profile on their school grounds, and observe how soil texture (sand, clay and humus) changes through the profile. They will consider soil as a natural resource and learn about basic conservation.
Essential Science Standards 3.L.2.2 and 3.L.2.4
Essential Social Studies Standards: 3.G.1.3 and 3.C&G.2.2

Macroinvertebrate Mayhem
Grade 4
Students will be introduced to aquatic macroinvertebrates; insect’s scientists study to understand water quality. Students learn about the many physical and behavioral adaptations these insects have to survive, and learn how their populations may be affected by changes to their environment. Finally, they will think about how humans impact aquatic environments and what we can do to conserve these systems.
Essential Science Standards: 4.L.1.1, 4.L.1.3 and 4.L.1.4
Essential Social Studies Standards: 4.G.1.2

Mighty Mini Microbe’s Tale
Grade 4
Students will dive into the hidden world of microscopic microbes with Mighty Mini Microbe’s Tale, an interactive coloring storybook. They’ll learn about how microbes serve all living things and get to help conduct soil experiments that prove why conservation practices are so important to both the environment and people. 
Essential Science Standards: 4.L.1.1 4.L.1.2 and 4.L.1.3 
Essential Social Studies Standards: 4.G.1.2
 

Incredible Journey
Grade 5
Students will get to learn how the sun’s energy impacts each stage of the water cycle (including precipitation, condensation, evaporation, transpiration and run off) by traveling through the process themselves as a water droplet. They’ll also learn how we can protect our water resources so that we can continue the cycle.
Essential Science Standards: 5.P.2.1
Essential Social Studies Standards: 5.G.1.2

Marsh Market
Grade 5
Students will learn about the delicate balance of a food web in the salt marshes and other wetlands before comparing it to the producers and consumers that made their lunch. They’ll also begin to see how interconnected people are to their environment and what would happen if natural process were upset.
Essential Science Standards: 5.L.2.1, 5.L.2.2 and 5.L.2.3
Essential Social Studies Standards: 5.G.1.2