Resources from Environmental Education - 10/1/20
Leaf Man - Read Aloud and Activity
But first, EE teacher Mrs. Keber reads the story "Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert and then describes how to create your own leaf person sculpture. The fall season is the perfect time to find leaves and other natural materials outside for art projects!
We'd love to see photos of your own leaf person creations!
Meet the Critters Series
EE Teacher Spotlight
ISP Covid-19 Curriculum
The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis has created a middle school curriculum about COVID-19. Here is what they say about it:
"The free unit boasts both synchronous and asynchronous elements and helps students understand the history of infectious disease, the nature of COVID-19, the power and limitations of modeling and the importance of scientific literacy."
“This unit gives educators the opportunity to open the curtain and show learners how science works,” said Heather Milo, the ISP instructional specialist who developed the curriculum. “We didn’t want to give students answers to just memorize. Rather, students engage in scientific habits of thought, like how to obtain and evaluate information; how to use models to explain phenomena; and how to communicate useful and evidence-based information.” "
Each week, Lisa Swaney (the Planetarium Director) will share some fun opportunities here!
Photography anyone? Do you want to see what the Hubble Space Telescope saw on your birthday? Here is how you can find out your birthday image. I know my own kids liked checking out what their birthday image was. Attached is the image that the Hubble saw on my actual wedding date and year….. So cool!
February 29th, 2004 - SWEEPS Star Field
Hubble peered into the crowded central bulge of our galaxy 26,000 light-years away and collected information for 180,000 stars as part of a survey called the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS).
Woolly Bear Caterpillars
Outdoor Learning Spotlight
In Case You Missed It!
Support for Outdoor Learning
To see detailed outdoor learning ideas, check out this slideshow.
To see a flyer that outlines our support offerings this year, check out this link.