k-12 Programs

The Place For Plants- Botany in B2 biomes – Plant Parts and Processes

Grade K-4Beginning

Topics:

  • Plant structure and function
  • Plant uses
  • Plant interactions

Objectives:

  • Identify and discuss parts of plants
  • Describe and model processes involving plants
  • Make plants and pollinators; demonstrate relationships

This instruction meets Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI):  Earth and Space Sciences (ESS), Physical Sciences (PS), and Life Sciences (LS).

  • Kindergarten – LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes, ESS 3-1  Earth and Human Activity
  • First Grade-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • Second Grade -LS2-1 and 2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics; LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
  • Third Grade -LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes, LS4-3  and 4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity, ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems
  • Fourth Grade - LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

See the Next Generation Science Standards.

Grades 5-12-Intermediate & Advanced

Topics:

  • Plant structure and function
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Microscope fundamentals

Objectives:

  • Observe & model plant structures and processes
  • Use data to compare leaves from B2 biomes

This instruction meets Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI):  Earth and Space Sciences (ESS), Physical Sciences (PS), and Life Sciences (LS).

  • Fifth Grade -LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes,  LS2-1 - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics, PS3-1 Energy
  • Middle School - LS1-6 and 7 Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes,LS2-1, 3 and 4 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics
  • High School - LS1-5 and 6  Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes, LS2-3 and 5 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics

See the Next Generation Science Standards.

The program is limited to 72 students on the day of the visit. Group must be able to spend 3.5 hours on-site (time includes tour, activity, and time for lunch on-site).

*Cost:

Pricing for this EDUCATOR LED tour and program:

  • K-12: $15 per student or chaperone (Discount Season July-December). Adult/chaperone ratio maximum 6:1, minimum 10:1. $300 flat fee for groups of 19 or fewer.

  • K-12: $17 per student or chaperone (Regular Season January-June). Adult/chaperone ratio maximum 6:1, minimum 10:1. $340 flat fee for groups of 19 or fewer.

  • Any additional adults or family members above the maximum allowed chaperones must pay the separate applicable admission fee and be assigned to a regularly scheduled public tour. Please note – upon arrival, we ask for ONE payment for the entire group.

(*Rates effective August 15th, 2016)

To schedule a field trip for your class, or for questions about booking, please contact us at 520-838-6192 or via email at BIO2-GROUP@email.arizona.edu

For questions about the lesson content, please contact: faulkel@email.arizona.edu.

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