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2-LS4-1 Biological Unity and Diversity

  • Grade: 2nd Grade
  • Discipline: Life Science
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Available Programs

Surviving & Thriving Field Trip

Explore human history and technologies by discovering how different communities survived in Grand Teton. During this field trip students will either visit Mormon Row or Menor’s Ferry. Cross-cutting Concept: Indigenous people and homesteaders relied on community to survive and thrive here. Indigenous peoples relied on human and non-human community to thrive in this landscape, and […]

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Walk With a Ranger

The Walk With a Ranger program is a great opportunity for local students to get acquainted with their public lands around Jackson. During the hike we will go over animal adaptations, talk about how we interact with the land, play games, and learn the seven principles of Leave no Trace. Kindergarten Crosscutting Concepts: Systems in […]

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Students will investigate the concept of habitats and biodiversity. Students will make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Vocabulary: adaptation, biodiversity, conservation, ecosystem, ecotone, and habitat. Virtual Program: Program can be hosted through Zoom or in a Google Classroom. The teacher requesting the program must set up […]

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Flowers, Fruits, Seeds and Weeds, 2nd Grade

This program consists of three 60-minute lessons: 1) The Purpose of a Flower, 2) What a Seed Needs, 3) Seed Dispersal and Invasive Plants.    1) The Purpose of a Flower: Learning Objective: Students will use models and specimens to review the structures of a flowering plant and their functions (roots, stem, leaves, flower), learn […]

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Meet the Fire Triangle

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Wild Science Fest

Wild Science Fest is an annual nature and science festival, encompassing school activities, interactive science exhibits, films and science-oriented stage acts. The event spans two days, including a classes-only science festival day attended by up to 1,000 elementary and middle school students; a public science festival day with typically more than 30 interactive exhibits and […]

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Move Over Rover

Students create posters of different habitats and play a game to determine which animals belong to each habitat type, Project Wild, pg. 144. Cross Disciplinary Concepts: Observable phenomena exist from very short to very long time periods. Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change. Vocabulary: arctic, characteristic, compete, desert, environment, habitat, human, […]

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Distance Learning: Snow Desk!

The park offers three programs from Snow Desk, each tailored to certain grade levels. All of these programs will be broadcast to you live, via Zoom, Teams or Google Hangout, from a desk made of snow at the base of the Teton Range. No matter the topic, it will be an amazing setting and a […]

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Winter Challenge Field Trip

Students use their own observations to understand animal behaviors and adaptations while snowshoeing in the footprints of GTNP wildlife. Students will compare and contrast wildlife and human “adaptations” to winter. Students will create their own imaginary winter animal and present it to the class. Snowshoes can be provided. Cross Disciplinary Concepts: The shape and stability […]

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