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The Weather is Better with Feathers – 3rd Grade

“The Weather is Better with Feathers”3rd Grade: – Weather and climate play a significant role in the life of a bird.  During this program we will analyze weather and climate data from a bird’s perspective (3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS3-1).  We will consider options for human intervention (i.e. – Nest Boxes) to help birds survive certain weather related hazards, and we will examine ways in which our choices and make life better (and worse) for birds in Jackson Hole through all seasons.  Live raptors, activities/games appropriate for a variety of learners, and FUN are a part of every TRC program.

NGSS:  3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS3-1

Cross Cutting Concepts: (ESS2-2) Patterns of change can be used to make predictions.

Disciplinary Core Ideas: (ESS2-1, ESS3-1) Weather and climate are recorded to search for predictions and patterns.  These patterns can be used to create design solutions related to weather-related hazards.

Practices of Science: Analyzing and interpreting data, engaging in an argument using evidence

Vocabulary:  atmosphere, average, celcius, climate, continental climate, data, dry climate, Earth, equator,

Fahrenheit, polar climate, precipitation, season, temperature

Science Standards This Program Meets

3-ESS2-1 Earth’s Systems

  • Grade: 3rd Grade
  • Discipline: Earth & Space Science
Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
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3-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity

  • Grade: 3rd Grade
  • Discipline: Earth & Space Science
Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.
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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.