Living Organisms & the Ecosystem 

Grades K-2

As an introductory look at interdependent relationships in the ecosystem, this program focuses on animals, plants & their environment. Learn about diets, food chains, habitat, adaptations, ecosystems and environmental changes through discussion and activities. Models and live specimens are incorporated throughout the program. 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

ESS2.E  Bio-Geology (K-ESS2-2)
ESS3.A  Natural Resources (K-ESS3-1)
ESS3.C  Human Impacts on Earth’s Systems (K-ESS3-3)
LS1.A  Structure and Function (1-LS1-1)
LS1.C  Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms (K-LS1-1)
LS2.A  Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems (2-LS2-1)
LS4.D  Biodiversity and Humans (2-LS4-1)
ETS1.B  Developing Possible Solutions K-2

Maryland Environmental Literacy Curriculum

Standard 3: Topic A, Indicator 1; Topic C, Indicator 1
Standard 4: Topic A, Indicator 1; Topic C, Indicator 1; Topic D, Indicator 1; Topic E, Indicator 1
Standard 5: Topic A, Indicator 2