Portfolio Category: Grades 3-5

Lessons

Adaptation Creature

What do plants, insects, animals need in order to survive? What adaptations do the organisms that live in the marsh have that help them survive? Students will design a creature ...

Wetland in a Pan

Why are wetlands important? What are ecosystem services? How do wetlands protect us? How are wetlands like sponges? Students will understand how wetlands around the Bay shoreline protect marine ecosystems ...

Web of Life

What is a food web? What does an ecosystem consist of? What are the biotic and abiotic players within an ecosystem? What is interdependence? Students will solidify their concept of ...

Watershed in your Hands

What is a watershed? What land features surround the SF Bay? Do you live in a watershed? Students will be able to describe the major geographical features of San Francisco ...

School Yard Report Card

How does trash make it to the bay? How do we evaluate our local environment? What is runoff and erosion? How can we improve the schoolyard environment? Students will evaluate ...

Life of a Raindrop

What is a watershed? How does water move through the environment? Where does it start? Where does it end? What does it bring along the way? Students will prove their ...

The Bay Starts Here

How is your neighborhood connected to the Bay? What is a watershed? How does pollution move through watersheds, and though your neighborhood? Students will understand what a watershed is and ...

Adopt a Drain

How does pollution reach The Bay? What can we do to prevent pollution? What kinds of waste are found at storm drains? How can our school prevent these types of ...

Ecosystem Explorer

How do we define ecosystems? How do abiotic and biotic factors change between ecosystems? What is climate? Students will explore an open space near their school or home. They will ...

Flower Power

What is botany? How do scientists tell flowers apart? What is the physiology of a flower? Why is it important? Students will learn to identify different flower parts and how ...