Awesome Animals

Grades K-2

This program provides students a chance to compare and classify organisms by their external features and discusses how specific adaption help an organism to survive. 

Students discover through firsthand observations the primary similarities and differences of plants and several classes of animals (mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects and arachnids). 

They learn the basic needs for survival of plants, animals and humans including food, water, shelter, and space come from the natural resources. 

Students also explore the relationship between needs, adaptations, and habitat. 

We utilize models as well as live animals and plants. Weather permitting there may be an exploratory walk.

Program Details

Program length: 90 minutes

Minimum: 10 Maximum: 50
Program length: 120 minutes
Minimum: 51 Maximum: 80

Chaperones required: 1 chaperone per 15 students

Cost: $5 per person

Next Generation Science Standards

ESS3.A Natural Resources (K-ESS3-1)
ESS3.C Human Impacts on Earth Systems (K-ESS3-3)
ESS2.E Bio-Geology (K-ESS2-2)
LS1.A  Structure and function (1-LS1-1)
LS1.C  Organization for matter and energy flow in systems (K-LS1-1)
LS1.D  Information Processing (1-LS1-1)
LS2.A  Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems (2-LS2-1)

Maryland Environmental Literacy Curriculum

Standard 3: Topic A, Indicator 1
Standard 4: Topic A, Indicator 1