4th and 5th grade

4th grade

Food Webs and Chains
90 minutes

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, right? The same is true of nature’s fragile food webs and food chains. Discover the producers, consumers, and decomposers in the four habitats of Dunwoody Park: meadow, forest, wetlands, and stream. Students will play games to learn how changes in the environment can affect an ecosystem. Meets GPS S4L1, S4L2, ELA4LSV1

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4th grade

Water, Water Everywhere
90 minutes

Students turn into water drops and simulate the movement of water within the water cycle. Some will get stuck in the clouds, while other will float all the way to the ocean! Students will utilize tools such as a parachute to create energy and to see how water molecules change from solid to liquid to gas.

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4th and 5th grade

Learn from the Land
90 minutes

How do we know what happened on the land hundreds, even thousands of years ago?  What did people eat? How did they make things? Where did they live?  Buried beneath our feet are clues to how people used the land and lived their lives.  Your kids will learn how we piece together the history and cultures of the people who came before us.  Students will be challenged to “unearth” artifacts in a mock archeological dig and develop a narrative based of their discoveries.  A fun hands-on adventure that allows them to experience scientific inquiry and exploration first hand.

Meets GPS S4CS1, S4CS4, S4CS5, S4CS8.

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5th grade

Waterway Survey
90 minutes

Bring your students to explore Wildcat Creek and learn firsthand how constructive and destructive processes affect Georgia’s waterways. During a hike upstream, students will find evidence of weathering, erosion, and the impact of organisms. Meets GPS S5E1

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