6th Grade Programs

Earthquake Geology*

In the Earthquake Geology program, students will learn about the structure and formation of plates, how plates are moving to create earthquakes, and the movement of material through the rock cycle that gives each rock its unique properties. EV Classic. *Field Trip option available.

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom kits: Plate Boundaries; Substrates and Structures; Travels of a Rock; Mineral Properties

Field Trip option: Los Trancos Open Space Preserve
Los Trancos Site Guide
Los Trancos Map

 

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