Five Minute Field Trips - excellent games for your classroom!
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The activities in Five Minute Field Trips are grouped into three sections: Awareness, Understanding and Action. The Awareness section consists of outdoor activities that are sensory and experiential giving kids a chance to reconnect with the earth.
Next the students will be involved in the Understanding activities which are exploratory and inquiry-based. For example, they will investigate a tree and all of its parts, examine and record insects that live in a shrub; or locate and make a temporary habitat for insects living near a pond. Most of the activities take place outdoors and are structured by categories of time, materials, instructions, discussion and variations.
After completing the above mentioned activities students will be ready to engage in an action project. They will acquire citizenship skills guiding them to shaping a more ecologically sound, sustainable community.
Students will be evaluated through two activities at the end of the unit as well as ongoing evaluation in the activities. A list of resources is provided at the end of the unit. The resources are Alberta based, however the field trips could take place in any province.