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Stay Cool, and Fly On – 2nd Grade

2nd Grade: “Stay Cool, and Fly On” – Birds are expertly adapted for survival.  They are some of nature’s lightest, and most insulated, creatures.  From Antarctic penguins to rainforest parrots, birds have found ways to survive comfortably in almost any habitat known on Earth.  Join the TRC Education team for some hands-on games and experiments to test “How’d they do that?”. Teachers may choose between the topics of flight and temperature as their focus for this program  (2-PS1-1, 2).  We recommend two separate visits if you’d like to explore both flight and temperature.  Live raptors, activities/games appropriate for a variety of learners, and FUN are a part of every TRC program.

NGSS: 2-PS1-, 2-PS1-2

Cross Cutting Concepts: (PS1-1) Patterns in the natural and human designed world can be observed. (PS1-2) Simple tests can be designed to gather evidence to support or refute student ideas about causes.

Disciplinary Core Ideas: (PS1-1) Matter can be described and classified by its observable properties.  (PS1-2) Different properties are suited to different purposes.

Practices of Science: Planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence

Vocabulary: temperature, heat, cool, flight, insulation, feathers, down, skeleton, hollow

Science Standards This Program Meets

2-PS1-1 Matter and Its Interactions

  • Grade: 2nd Grade
  • Discipline: Physical Science
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
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2-PS1-2 Matter and Its Interactions

  • Grade: 2nd Grade
  • Discipline: Physical Science
Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
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About Teton Raptor Center

Teton Raptor Center is a non-profit organization located in Wilson, WY. Our work is focused around three pillars of research, rehabilitation, and education. Our education team is ready to deliver on just about any life science topic you could ask for! All programs are prepared and delivered for the grade, standards, and topics requested by the teacher. Program cost for us to travel to your school begins at $145 per program. Do NOT let cost be a reason not to inquire… we will work with you to help find funds for these awesome opportunities!

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Who Any student, any age - we recommend keeping group size small (i.e. - class rather than assembly) so that we can get to know each group and engage in hands-on activities.
What Life Science Lessons, K-5, using live raptors as the “hook”. We can adapt any of the programs listed here to a virtual platform!
When We are available year round - most flexible from October 1 - June 1
Where We can come to you! Programs are available anytime, virtually, indoors or outside. Call to inquire about our virtual and in-person opportunities! We will work to meet your needs and bring our fun experiential programs to you in the best and safest way possible.
Why Teton Raptor Center uses science every day. We are here to help students draw the connection between concepts and application. We bring the textbook to life. Our education team is ready to work directly with you to ensure our programs are meeting all of your expectations and needs. All STEAM subject areas are incorporated into our lessons.