What existing State and Federally recognized science curricula can be effectively usedalong the Wildlands Water Walk?

Curriculum

Web address

Correlations to California

State Content Standards

Project Wild
http://www.projectwild.org/
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/coned/projectwild/correlation.html
Project WET
http://www.projectwet.org/

http://www.water-ed.org/correlations.asp

Project Learning Tree

http://www.plt.org/curriculum/california.cfm
http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/schools/Curriculum/PLT/default.htm
Closing the Loop

http://creec.edgateway.net/cs/creec8p/view/creec_res/1080

http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/schools/Curriculum/CTL/default.htm
A Child's Place in the Environment
http://www.acpe.lake.k12.ca.us/
http://www.acpe.lake.k12.ca.us/U1RTF.PDF
GLOBE

http://www.globe.gov/globe_flash.html

http://www.globe.gov/fsl/html/aboutglobe.cgi?intro&lang=en&nav=1

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Project Wild

Science Related

Ants on a Twig ~ outdoor observation ~Grades 3-9
Grasshopper Gravity ~ outdoor observation ~Grades 2-7
Wildlife is Everywhere ~ outdoor observation ~Grades K-3
Microtrek Treasure Hunt~ outdoor observation ~ Grades 4-6
Habitracks ~ outdoor observation ~ Grades 2-5
Tracks ~ outdoor observation ~ Grades 4-7
Habitreking~ outdoor observation, investigation, data gathering, writing, group presentation ~ Grades 7-12
Learning to Look, Looking to See~ outdoor observation, drawing inferences, group discussion~ Grades K-8
Seed Needs~ collection, classification, writing, comparing, outdoor observation ~ Grades 5-6
Environmental Barometer ~ wildlife observation, counting, estimation, data analysis, evaluation, habitat and environmental quality, collection, classification, writing, comparing, outdoor observation ~ Grades 3-5
Wild Edible Plants ~ research, analysis, classification, comparing, description, collection, drawing, outdoor observation, synthesis, writing ~ Grades 7-12
Urban Nature Search ~ analysis, application, classification, comparing similarities and differences, description, discussion, generalization, kinesthetic concept development, listing, observation, writing ~ Grades 4-9
Pond Succession~ analysis, application, classification, comparing similarities and differences, description, discussion, generalization, media construction, small group work, synthesis, visualizations , observation, drawing, writing ~ Grades 4-9
Bird Song Survey~ application, classification, comparing similarities and differences, description, discussion, generalization, mapping, media construction, observation, drawing, writing ~ Grades 9-12
Deadly Links~ analysis, classification, comparing similarities and differences, computation, description, discussion, evaluation,generalization, kinesthetic concept development, synthesis~ Grades 4-9
Shrinking Habitat~ application, comparing similarities and differences, description, discussion, evaluation, generalization, kinesthetic concept development, observation, synthesis, writing ~ Grades 4-7
Keeping Score~ analysis, classification, comparing similarities and differences, computation, description, discussion, evaluation, observation, problem-solving, small group work, synthesis, writing, ~ Grades 4-8
Ethi-Thinking ~ analysis, application, description, discussion, drawing, evaluation, generalization, media construction, problem solving, small group work, synthesis~ Grades K-8
Ethi-Reasoning ~ analysis, application, discussion, evaluation, problem solving, small group work, synthesis writing ~ Grades 5-12
Noisy Neighbors~ hypothesis formation and testing; interpretation of concepts, generalization, synthesis ~ Grades 7-12
Can Do ~ analysis, application, discussion, evaluation, invention, interview, invention, listing, public speaking, problem solving, small group work, synthesis, writing ~ Grades 2-9

Physical Education, Games Related

The Thicket Game~ analysis, description, discussion, generalization, kinesthetic concept development, observation, psychomotor development ~ Grades K-6
Quick Frozen Critters ~ analysis, description, discussion, evaluation, generalization, kinesthetic concept development, observation, psychomotor development ~ Grades 4-6
Musk Ox Maneuvers~ analysis, application, description, discussion, generalization, kinesthetic concept development, observation, psychomotor development~ Grades 4-9
Oh Deer! ~ application, comparing similarities and differences, description, discussion, generalization, graphing, kinesthetic concept development, observation, psychomotor development~ Grades 4-12

Math Related

Spider Web Geometry~ outdoor observation, research, modeling, math application~ Grades 10-12
Graphananimal~ research, analysis, classification, computation, kinesthetic concept development, listing, media construction (making and using simple bar graphs), psychomotor development, reading,comparing, drawing, outdoor observation, writing ~ Grades 2-6
Keeping Score~ analysis, classification, comparing similarities and differences, computation, description, discussion, evaluation, observation, problem-solving, small group work, synthesis, writing, ~ Grades 4-8

Language Arts Related

Wild Words... A Journal-Making Activity~ journal making, journal writing, outdoor observation ~ Grades 4-12
Animal Poetry~ outdoor observation, imagination, poetry writing ~ Grades 4-7
And the Wolf Wore Shoes! ~ analysis, application, classification, comparing similarities and differences, discussion, listing, reading, observation, small group work~ Grades 2-5

Social Studies Related

Wildlife Issues: Community Attitude Survey~ analysis, application, classification, computation, discussion, evaluation, interview, invention, public speaking, reading, research, small group work, synthesis, writing ~ Grades 7-12
Shrinking Habitat~ application, comparing similarities and differences, description, discussion, evaluation, generalization, kinesthetic concept development, observation, synthesis, writing ~ Grades 4-7
Deadly Links~ analysis, classification, comparing similarities and differences, computation, description, discussion, evaluation,generalization, kinesthetic concept development, synthesis~ Grades 4-9

Fine Arts Related

Drawing on Nature ~ outdoor and wildlife observation, visualization, inspiration, art, drawing ~ Grades 7-12
Time Lapse~ application, description, invention, discussion, generalization, media construction, synthesis, writing ~ Grades 7-12

Project WET

Science Related

Life in the Fast Lane (wetlands) ~ gathering information, analyzing~Grades 3-9
People of the Bog (bogs) ~ gathering information, analyzing, interpreting ~Grades 7-12
Capture, Store Release (water cycle & wetlands) ~ gathering information, organizing, analyzing~Grades 3-6
Imagine (water cycle & changes in water state) ~ gathering information, interpreting ~Grades 3-9
The Incredible Journey (water cycle) ~ organizing, analyzing, interpreting ~Grades 4-9
Just Passing Through (water flow, rate, erosion) ~ analyzing, interpreting, applying~Grades 4-9
Rainy Day Hike (school's place in the watershed) ~ gathering, organizing, analyzing, interpreting ~Grades 4-9
Stream Sense (stream ecosystem) ~ gathering information ~Grades 3-6
Wetland Soil in Living Color (soils, wetlands) ~ gathering information, organizing, classifying, analyzing, interpreting ~Grades 6-9
Common Water (water use, water quality) ~ analyzing, applying ~Grades 6-9
Irrigation Interpretation (irrigation, conservation) ~ applying, evaluating ~Grades 4-9
The Long Haul (water volume, units of measure) ~ gathering information, interpreting, organizing~Grades 6-9
Macroinvertebrate Mayhem (ecology, populations, diversity) ~ gathering information, organizing, interpreting~Grades 6-9
Water in Motion (water motion) ~ gathering information, applying, presenting~Grades 4-6

Project Learning Tree

Science Related

Get in Touch with Trees (diversity) ~ identifying, attributes and components, observing, making analogies and metaphors, comparing and contrasting, classifying and categorizing~Grades K-6
Planet of Plenty (biodiversity)~ observing, organizing information, classifying and categorizing, concluding ~ Grades 4-6
Adopt a Tree (interdependence, life cycles)~ observing, concept forming, reasoning, organizing information ~ Grades 3-8, Variation 1: PreK-1, Variation 2: K-4
Trees as Habitats (biodiversity, forest ecosystems, interdependence) ~ observing, organizing information, inferring, identifying relationships, concept forming, patterns and predicting ~ Grades 3-8, Variation 1:PreK-2,Variation 2: K-4
The Fallen Log (biodiversity, forest ecosystems, interdependence) ~ observing, representing, organizing information, analyzing~ Grades 4-8
Nature's Recyclers (biodiversity, forest ecosystems, interdependence, systems) ~ observing, representing, organizing information, identifying relationships and patterns and predicting, analyzing inferring ~ Grades 1-6
Pollution Search (environmental alteration, pollutants, ecosystems, science application) ~ observing, comparing and contrasting, solving problems~ Grades 2-6, Variation 1: PreK-2
Have Seeds will Travel (biological systems, populations, biodiversity) ~ observing, classifying and categorizing, organizing information, inferring ~ Grades K-8
Water Wonders (biological systems, conservation technology, populations) ~ organizing information, predicting, comparing and contrasting, inferring ~ Grades 4-8
School Yard Safari (plant and animal populations, interdependence) ~ observing, concluding, interpreting~ Grades PreK-5
Are Vacant lots Vacant? (plant and animal populations, ecosystems) ~ observing, organizing information, inferring, identifying relationships and patterns, analyzing ~ Grades 4-8, Variation :K-3
Field, Forest Stream (biological systems, plant and animal populations, ecosystems) ~ observing, organizing information, comparing and contrasting, identifying relationships and patterns, analyzing ~ Grades 4-8, Variation : grades 1-3
The Closer you Look ( populations of organisms) ~ observing, comparing and contrasting, identifying attributes and components, interpreting ~ Grades PreK-6
Looking at Leaves ( populations of organisms, biodiversity) ~ observing, comparing and contrasting, classifying and categorizing, identifying attributes and components ~ Grades K-4; Enrichment: Grades PreK-8
Bursting Buds (populations of organisms, life cycle) ~ observing, ordering and arranging, identifying attributes and components, concluding ~ Grades K-6
How Big Is Your Tree (populations of organisms, resource management) ~ observing, comparing and contrasting, analyzing, translating~ Grades 3-8, Variation : grades PreK-2
Name That Tree (populations of organisms, biodiversity) ~ comparing and contrasting, classifying and categorizing, identifying attributes and components ~ Grades 2-8
Soil Stories (structure and scale of an ecosystem, conservation and management of natural resources) ~ observing, identifying attributes and components, concluding ~ Grades 5-8
Watch on the Wetlands (structure and scale of an ecosystem, populations of organisms, systems) ~ analyzing, making decisions, identifying attributes and components, interpreting ~ Grades 7-8
Trees in Trouble (change over time, lifecycles, ecosystems) ~ observing, analyzing, researching, comparing and contrasting,making decisions, solving problems~ Part 1: Grades 1-8 Part 2: 4-8
Signs of Fall ( change over time, lifecycles) ~ observing, identifying relationships and patterns, comparing and contrasting, inferring~ Part A: Grades K-5, Part B: 3-6
Nothing Succeeds like Succession ( ecosystems change over time, lifecycles) ~ observing, classifying and categorizing, identifying attributes and components, identifying relationships and patterns, comparing and contrasting, analyzing, interpreting, evaluating ~ Part A: Grades 3-6, Part B: 4-8, Enrichment: Grades 3-8
Improve Your Place ( government, resource conservation and management ) ~ defining a problem, problem solving, evaluating~ Grades 5-8
Language Arts Related
Poet-Tree (environmental attitudes)~ observing, composing, discussing)~ Grades 3-8
Habitat Pen Pals (environmental settings)~ researching, classifying and categorizing, organizing information, comparing and contrasting ~ Grades 3-6
The Forest of S.T. Shrew (environmental settings)~ comprehending, concept forming, comparing and contrasting ~ Grades 1-6

Closing the Loop
 

A Child's Place in the Environment

For a full description of this award-winning series of K-9th grade environmental education curriculum guides that provides elementary school teachers with an easy to follow interdisciplinary program that could be integrated with visits to the Mojave River Wildlands, visit http://www.acpe.lake.k12.ca.us/Intro.html . For a correlation to California's Content Standards visi thttp://www.acpe.lake.k12.ca.us/correlation.html .

Unit topics include:

    • Unit 1: Respecting Living Things
    • Unit 2: Protecting Soil
    • Unit 3: Preserving and Restoring Ecosystems
    • Unit 4: Caring for Aquatic Systems
    • Unit 5: Conserving Natural Resources
    • Unit 6: Achieving a Sustainable Community

 

GLOBE

The following GLOBE protocols have been performed in the Wildlands and can be done as part of a classroom activity with prior teacher training and orientation. Information for the following GLOBE protocols can be found a:

http://www.globe.gov/fsl/html/templ.cgi?measpage?&lang=en&nav=1

Atmosphere Investigations

  • Protocols
    • Air Temperature
    • Clouds
    • Precipitation
    • Relative Humidity
    • Barometric Pressure
    • Max/Min/Current Air and Soil Temperatures

Soil Investigations

  • Protocols
    • Soil Characterization Field Measurements
    • Soil Characterization Lab Analysis
    • Soil Moisture and Temperature
    • Soil Moisture Sensor
    • Soil Infiltration

Hydrology Investigations

  • Protocols
    • Transparency
    • Water Temperature
    • Dissolved Oxygen (coming soon)
    • pH
    • Electrical Conductivity
    • Salinity
    • Alkalinity (coming soon)
    • Nitrate (coming soon)

Landcover/Biology

  • Protocols
    • Qualitative Land Cover
    • Quantitative Land Cover
    • Biometry

Phenology

  • Protocols
    • Green-up / Green-down