Field Trips

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Pre-K

Wake up the senses with excursions designed for the youngest explorers. Through creative movement, short hikes and hands-on encounters, children will learn about seasonal changes and explore the living and non-living components of the local landscape.

Standards:

Science and Engineering Practices
Use observations (firsthand or from media) to describe patterns in the natural world in order to answer scientific questions. (K-ESS2-1)

Disciplinary Core Ideas
All animals need food, air, and water in order to live, grow, and thrive. Animals obtain food from plants or from other animals. Plants need water, air, and light to live, grow, and thrive. (K-LS1-1)
Living things need water, air, and resources from the land, and they live in places that have the things they need. Humans use natural resources for everything they do. (K-ESS3-1)
Things that people do to live comfortably can affect the world around them. But they can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things. (K-ESS3-3)
Sunlight warms Earth’s surface. (K-PS3-1), (K-PS3-2)

Crosscutting Concepts
Patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence. (K-ESS2-1)
Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (K-PS3-1), (K-PS3-2), (K-ESS3-2)

Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, oh my! We share the world with a variety of unique fascinating creatures. In this dynamic program, the fundamentals of animal classification and behavior are discussed using mounts and live animals from Teatown’s collection. Students are given the opportunity to touch the animals to develop respect for animal life.

Standards:

Science and Engineering Practices
Use observations (firsthand or from media) to describe patterns in the natural world in order to answer scientific questions. (K-ESS2-1)

Disciplinary Core Ideas
All animals need food, air, and water in order to live, grow, and thrive. Animals obtain food from plants or from other animals. Plants need water, air, and light to live, grow, and thrive. (K-LS1-1)

Crosscutting Concepts
Patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence. (K-ESS2-1)
Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (K-PS3-1), (K-PS3-2), (K-ESS3-2)

Kindergarten

Nature’s engineers, beaver have made a comeback in the Northeast. In this STEM program students will observe how the beaver’s return has made an impact on the Teatown landscape, view a beaver lodge and learn about beaver family structure, understand how beavers change their environment to meet their needs, and engineer and test their own beaver dams.

Standards:

Science and Engineering Practices
Use a model to represent relationships in the natural world. (K-ESS3-1)
Use observations (firsthand or from media) to describe patterns in the natural world in order to answer scientific questions. (K-LS1-1)

Core Disciplinary Ideas
Plants and animals can change their environment. (K-ESS2-2)

Cross-cutting Concepts
Patterns in the natural and human designed world can be observed and used as evidence. (K-LS1-1)
Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (K-ESS3-3)

Wake up the senses with excursions designed for the youngest explorers. Through creative movement, short hikes and hands-on encounters, children will learn about seasonal changes and explore the living and non-living components of the local landscape.

Standards:

Science and Engineering Practices
Use observations (firsthand or from media) to describe patterns in the natural world in order to answer scientific questions. (K-ESS2-1)

Disciplinary Core Ideas
All animals need food, air, and water in order to live, grow, and thrive. Animals obtain food from plants or from other animals. Plants need water, air, and light to live, grow, and thrive. (K-LS1-1)
Living things need water, air, and resources from the land, and they live in places that have the things they need. Humans use natural resources for everything they do. (K-ESS3-1)
Things that people do to live comfortably can affect the world around them. But they can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things. (K-ESS3-3)
Sunlight warms Earth’s surface. (K-PS3-1), (K-PS3-2)

Crosscutting Concepts
Patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence. (K-ESS2-1)
Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (K-PS3-1), (K-PS3-2), (K-ESS3-2)

Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, oh my! We share the world with a variety of unique fascinating creatures. In this dynamic program, the fundamentals of animal classification and behavior are discussed using mounts and live animals from Teatown’s collection. Students are given the opportunity to touch the animals to develop respect for animal life.

Standards:

Science and Engineering Practices
Use observations (firsthand or from media) to describe patterns in the natural world in order to answer scientific questions. (K-ESS2-1)

Disciplinary Core Ideas
All animals need food, air, and water in order to live, grow, and thrive. Animals obtain food from plants or from other animals. Plants need water, air, and light to live, grow, and thrive. (K-LS1-1)

Crosscutting Concepts
Patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence. (K-ESS2-1)
Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (K-PS3-1), (K-PS3-2), (K-ESS3-2)

Do you know what lives in the Hudson River? Get ready to find out! Through models, demonstrations and participatory activities including exploration of a Hudson River beach, students will learn that our great river is teeming with life. They will investigate what lives where and why, how different animals meet their needs, why water is important to humans, and how people can help keep the river clean.

Standards:

Science and Engineering Practices
Use a model to represent relationships in the natural world. (K-ESS3-1)
Use observations (firsthand or from media) to describe patterns in the natural world in order to answer scientific questions. (K-LS1-1)

Core Disciplinary Ideas
Living things need water, air, and resources from the land, and they live in places that have the things they need. Humans use natural resources for everything they do. (K-ESS3-1)
Things that people do to live comfortably can affect the world around them. But they can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things. (secondary to K-ESS2-2), (K-ESS3-3)

Crosscutting Concepts
Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (K-ESS3-3)
Systems in the natural and designed world have parts that work together. (K-ESS2-2), (K-ESS3-1)