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5-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity

  • Grade: 5th Grade
  • Discipline: Earth & Space Science
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to conserve Earth’s resources and environment.

Available Programs

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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Grand Teton Custom Youth Program

Teachers! If you have another concept or standard to teach and you think that park rangers and park resources can make it come alive for your students, please contact us! We are always happy to work with teachers to design a program or field trip that meets classroom needs and park goals. Contact GRTE_Education@nps.gov for […]

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Matter Matters – 5th Grade

“Matter Matters” – 5th Grade:  “They’re just birds.  It’s just a balloon. One piece of litter doesn’t matter.”  This program will help us understand that every choice, every day, matters and makes a difference.  We will take a deeper look into the research of Teton Raptor Center and piece together how individual efforts across the […]

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Road to Zero Waste/Environmental Science Tours and Presentations

The first step in understanding zero waste is understanding how materials flow through our society. With industrialization and convenience-based products, this flow has become increasingly linear – more and more raw materials are extracted from the earth, then manufactured, consumed and all too quickly, disposed of in landfills. This pattern leaves us with a one-way […]

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Virtual Water

Students distinguish between direct and indirect uses of water and simulate the interconnectedness of water users in a community. Adapted from Project Wet, pg 289. Cross Disciplinary Concepts: A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions. Vocabulary: Resource, ocean, land, industry, agriculture, renewable

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8-4-1, One for All

Students discuss water user management and navigate an obstacle course simulating challenges on a “river”. Adapted from Project Wet, pg. 299. Cross Disciplinary Concepts: A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions. Vocabulary: Resource, ocean, land, industry, agriculture, renewable

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Teton 5th

A 3 day/ 2 night residential program for Teton County 5th graders based on the Kelly Campus of TSS. This program is customized for students and teachers based on TCSD goals and priorities. Historically we’ve focused on natural communities, adaptations, and field research practices. Cross Disciplinary Concepts: Patterns can be used as evidence to support […]

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Summer of Discovery

Provides science programming for summer school students including field trips and science lessons in the classroom for 20-40 students for 4 weeks each summer. Content can be customized to meet student and teacher goals. 2nd Grade Cross Disciplinary Concepts: Events have causes that generate observable patterns. The shape and stability of structures of natural and […]

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Provides student engagements during teacher in-service days. Field based programming in local wild spaces and parks that can be customized to meet student and teacher goals. Historically we’ve worked with 4th and 5th grade students but have worked with younger students at their schools and in the field. 2nd Grade Cross Disciplinary Principles: Events have […]

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What is Wild? Field Trip

Learn about wild animals by exploring the visitor center, then take a short hike to the Murie Ranch to learn about the Murie’s legacy in protecting the wild. Cross Disciplinary Concepts: A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions. Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain […]

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