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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

Bison, Tribes, and Symbols Classroom Visit

Learn about the various uses of Bison and their importance to local tribes through hands-on activities. Cross-cutting Concept: Native American tribes have had connections to the Tetons for over 11,000 years and still do today. Tribes are diverse and every tribe has its own traditions, culture, languages, symbols, beliefs, and relationships to the environment. Bison […]

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Eco-Teambuilding Field Trip

Learning about how relationships form ecological communities and connecting them to familiar relationships in human communities. Cross-cutting Concept: For those living with limited access to National Parks and natural areas, thinking of community seldom includes the natural communities intertwined with our human communities. Through learning about how relationships form ecological communities and connecting them to […]

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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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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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