Grade: 5th

28 Feb 2021

Inquiry in Nature

August-June

Scientific inquiry is a way of doing science that includes making observations, forming hypotheses, designing studies, collecting data, and drawing conclusions. Students will design and conduct a simple investigation to learn about the environment at Greenacres through the inquiry process.

Standards:

  • SIPA Grade 3-5: Observe and ask questions about the world that can be answered through scientific investigations.
  • SWK Grade 3-5: Science is a way of knowing about the world around us based on evidence from experimentation and observations.

Vocabulary:

observation, investigation, comparative question, data, analysis

28 Feb 2021

Flowers and Pollinators

April-October

Many flowering plants reproduce by pollination. The pollination process for many plants depends upon an insect, mammal, bird or other animal to move pollen from one flower to another flower of the same species. Join us as we explore Greenacres looking for flowering plants and the animals that pollinate them.

Standards:

  • LS Grade 5: Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem.
  • LS Grade 5: All of the processes that take place within organisms require energy.

Vocabulary:

flower, pollen, nectar, pollination, native species, seed

28 Feb 2021

Nature Exploration

August-June

This program engages students in a hands-on exploration of Ohio’s natural areas.  Students will explore Greenacres’ native species populations and natural habitats.  This is an ideal program for a first time visit to Greenacres or for students to become more comfortable in nature.

Standards:

  • LS Grade 5: Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem.
  • SS Grade 5: Geography- Political, environmental, social and economic factors cause people, products and ideas to move from place to place in the Western Hemisphere and results in diversity.

Vocabulary:

observation, native species, invasive species, population

26 Feb 2021

Ecosystem in Nature

August-June

Getting food is vital to survival. Students will learn how animals and plants fit into nature’s food web. Come explore Greenacres to find examples of producers, consumers and decomposers.

Standards:

  • LS Grade 5: Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem.
  • LS Grade 5: All of the processes that take place within organisms require energy.

Vocabulary:

ecosystem, niche, herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, decomposers, food web