My Wild L.A. - Tell your story about L.A. nature and use it to develop a narrative work and inspire a research project!
Squirrel Observations - Observe, collect, and analyze data on a popular animal that's easy to find in a schoolyard!
Describing and Deciding - Practice using new adjectives in a Gem and Mineral Hall scavenger hunt!
Exploring Size - Use our natural world to reinforce the concept of "big" and "small."
Guided Discovery - Consider the components of land. What do we know? What would we like to know?
Teachable Moments - Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Gem and Mineral Hall.
What is a Mammal? - Identify mammal characteristics and sort them from other mammals!
Paleontological Practice - Explore dinosaurs using a KWL approach and make guided observations using a scavenger hunt for the Dinosaur Hall.
Teachable Moments - Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Bird Hall.
Teachable Moments - Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Mammal Halls.
How We Survive - Investigate the four basic needs--air, water, food, and shelter--of living organisms with observations in our Nature Gardens!
Living and Non-Living - Determine what makes something living or non-living with a journaling or photo-taking activity in our gardens that turns into a collage back in the classroom.
Move It, Move It! - Mimic animal movements and apply what you observe about motion in our Gardens to drawing and describing.