5th Grade Programs

Energy and Natural Resources: Human Impacts

In the Energy and Natural Resources: Human Impacts program, students will take an in depth look at how we impact our environment through our waste – how is it generated, what problems it creates, and most importantly what we can do to make a positive change for the future. NGSS Program.

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom kits: Loathsome Litter; Landfills; What is Waste?; Where Does Waste Go?; Human Impacts: Intro and Conclusion

 

Marine Ecology*

In the Marine Ecology program, students will learn about the dynamics of the ocean, its currents and tides, and how these create a healthy underwater environment. They will explore the adaptations of a variety of marine life from tide pool creatures to the largest marine mammals. EV Classic. *Field Trip option available.

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom kits: Explore the Ocean Floor; Oil Spill; Squid Dissection

*Field Trip option: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (as space allows)
Fitzgerald Site Guide
Fitzgerald Map

 

Water Science and Conservation*

In the Water Science and Conservation program, students will learn how a drop of water cycles from air, to ground, to living things and back. They will learn ways to conserve the water they use and how California has done the same throughout its history. Our program details the water cycle, pollution, water chemistry, and wise ways to use water as well as the importance of water to all life. EV Classic. *Field Trip option available.

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom kits: Water Density; How Much Water Does it Take?; Water Skin; What is Water?

*Field Trip option: Palo Alto Baylands
Water Science Site Guide
Palo Alto Baylands Map