K-12 PROGRAMS

Planet Water

K-3 Water WorksForms of water, Watersheds

Topics:

  • Forms of water – solid , liquid and  gas
  • Water and our lives
  • Watersheds

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how and why water changes state
  • Describe ways we use and affect water
  • Make and explain models of watersheds

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-Second Grade – K-2 ETS1-2 Models
  • Second Grade – PS1-1 Matter and Its Interactions, ESS2 –1 through 3 Earth’s Systems
  • Third Grade – PS2-1 and 2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
  • Fourth Grade – ESS2-1 and2 Earth’s Systems

See the Next Generation Science Standards.

 

Grades 4-6- Water Makes the World Go 'Round- Ecosystems, Water cycle

Topics: 

  • Ecosystems
  • Water Cycle
  • Density 

Objectives: 

  • Compare and contrast factors in different ecosystems
  • Build models of biomes
  • Explain and demonstrate the role of density in the water cycle 

 

 
 

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

  • Third Grade- ESS 2-1 and 2 Earth’s Systems
  • Fourth Grade- ESS2-1 and2 Earth’s Systems
  • Fifth Grade- ESS2-1 Earth’s Systems; PS1-2 Matter and Its Interactions; LS 2-1 Ecosystems
  • Middle School- ESS 2-4 Earth’s Systems, PS1-1 Matter and Its Interactions,  LS2- 1-3 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics 

See the Next Generation Science Standards.

Grades 6-12- World of Water- Introduction to Oceanography 

Topics:

  • World's water
  • Introduction to oceanography
  • Arizona water

Objectives:

  • Describe the distribution of Earth's water;
  • Explain how ocean water moves;
  • Create a map of Arizona's principal rivers.

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

  • Middle School-  ESS1-1 and 2  Earth’s Place in the Universe,  ESS2-6 Earth’s Systems
  • High School - ESS3-1 and 6 Earth and Human Activity

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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