3rd Grade Programs

Adaptations*

In the Adaptations program, students will learn about how animals and plants have adapted to live in specific habitats, such as the brackish waters of the Baylands, the grasslands of the California Foothills, or the salty waters and wave-pummeled tidepools of the Marine environment. NGSS Program.
Available options: In-Person, Synchronous (Baylands Habitat only)

In-Person

For in-person programs, teachers can select which habitat they would like to focus on for their class (though each grade should select the same option).

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom Activities: Baylands: Bird Adaptations, Bird Utensils, Salt Marsh Plants, Skulls; Foothills: Bird Adaptations, Bird Utensils, Tree Adaptations, Skulls; Marine: Bird Adaptations, Kelp, Skulls, Tidepool Camouflage

Synchronous

In the Adaptations Program for the Baylands habitat, students will learn about how Baylands animals and plants have adapted to live in this brackish environment.

Total time for each synchronous lesson: 30 minutes

Lesson Options: Bird Adaptations, Bird Utensils, Salt Marsh Plants, Skulls

Asynchronous

There are no Asynchronous “Adaptations” activities available at this time. Please check back again soon!

*Standard Field Trip options:

Baylands Habitat:

Palo Alto Baylands
Baylands Site Guide
Palo Alto Baylands Map

Foothills Habitat:

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
Windy Hill Site Guide
Windy Hill Map
Huddart Park
Huddart Site Guide
Huddart Park Map
Stevens Creek County Park
Stevens Creek Site Guide
Stevens Creek Map

Marine Habitat:

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (as space allows)
Fitzgerald Site Guide
Fitzgerald Map

*Walkable field trip options also available

Coming Soon: Weather and Climate – NGSS Programs

In-Person (only)

Coming soon! 

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes