1st Grade Programs

Structure and Function*

In the Structure and Function program, students discover the variety of structures living things have for movement from a flying bird, running deer, flying insect, or even swaying grasses. NGSS Program.

Available options: In-Person, Synchronous and Asynchronous.

In-Person

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom Activities: Mammal Movement; Feathers; To Be a Bee; Plants and Their Parts

Synchronous

Total time for each synchronous lesson: ~30 minutes

Lesson Options: Mammal Movement; To Be a Bee; Plants and Their Parts

Asynchronous

Students will be sent a series of at-home activities designed for them to easily do on their own with some adult supervision, using tools and items which can be found around the house to explore movement, behavior, and structure.

Activity Options: Mammal Movement; To Be a Bee; Plants and Their Parts

*Standard Field Trip options:
Huddart Park

Huddart Park Site Guide
Huddart Park Map

Stevens Creek County Park

Stevens Creek Site Guide
Stevens Creek Map

Palo Alto Baylands

Baylands Site Guide
Palo Alto Baylands Map


*Walkable Field Trip options also available

Coming Soon: Bird Traits – NGSS Program

Stuffed owl and students(In-Person Only) In the Bird Traits program, students will explore the concepts of inheritance and variation of traits through the world of birds. Can students match the baby bird to its parent? What traits do you use? Are there patterns to the types of baby birds? In some species of birds the males and females look the same, and some are different. When they are different, what traits do you use to know they are the same species? Students will also learn how parents help their offspring survive through migration and feeding behaviors.

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom Activities: Feather Patterns; Hunting & Foraging; Migration; Bird Babies