Children’s Education: In-Class Programs

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These one-hour presentations are done right in your classroom! They include hands-on games and activities designed for a single classroom of no more than 30 students.

Big Mouths
(Grades 2-6) Team activities are used to emphasize the adaptations that help animals survive. Students investigate beak adaptations in birds as well as mouth parts on insects.

Sounds Good
(Grades K-4) Animals communicate using distinct sounds. In this presentation, students will redefine listening as they identify animals by their sounds.

A Wealth of Water
(Grades 4-6) This team activity challenges students to think about our water supplies throughout the planet. Play money is used to discuss water distribution percentages and teams “invest” their money as they learn about this important natural resource.

Resource Pizza
(Grades 3-6) Gardeners and conservationists alike agree that much of what we throw away as trash could be utilized to improve and enrich the soil. In this activity, students create a trash pie and discuss ways to reduce trash and fortify our soil.

Introduction to a Garden
(Pre-school & Kindergarten) Using literature, puppets and toys, youngsters are introduced to the wild world of vegetables and animals that live in a garden.

Native American Sign Language
(all ages) Our pioneer heritage is closely linked to our relationship with the Native Americans. Students teach each other as they communicate with sign language while telling a story about pioneer life in the 1800’s.

D.I.R.T. “Discovering & Investigating the Realities of Topsoil”
(Grades 3-6) The composition and properties of soil are addressed in games and science experiments that allow students to explore dirt and its importance in lives.

Foto What? Understanding Photosynthesis at Last!
(Grades 3-6) Young students can tell us that plants give us air, but this activity allows them to explore photosynthesis on a deeper level by role playing the actions of H20, CO2, stomata, roots, chloroplasts, and sun. This interactive game provides a breath of fresh air to this complex subject.

Pieces of the Earth
(Grades K-5) Students identify the natural resources used to produce the everyday items we use as they play a classroom-sized version of the memory game. Renewable and non-renewable properties, environmental responsibility, and resource conservation activities are included.

A Drop Around the World
(Grades 2-6) This action-packed version of Project Wet’s water-cycle game will allow students to traverse the globe (or at least your classroom) as they follow the life-cycle of a water droplet. Opportunities to explore human impact on water quality are included.

Plants: Alike & Different
(Grades 1-6) Students will be challenged to use their observational skills to separate several common fruits and vegetables into groups based on their similarities and differences. Finally, students will put their classification skills to work by using a dichotomous key to identify the leaves of several common trees. A leaf relay will be substituted for younger students.

 Questions? (419) 536.5589 / education@toledogarden.org