Academic Standards for Field Trips

Academic Standards for Field Trips

To help in your field trip paperwork, we have included some of the academic standards which would be addressed during many of our field trips. Hope this is helpful!

Nocturnal Animals, Animals in Winter, Animals/Tracks, Angry Birds!, Nature Recycles (Pre/K)
SCI.K.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe living organisms, compare and contrast their characteristics, and ask questions about them.
SCI.K.3.2 2010 Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body covering, size, weight, color and the way they move.

Animals in Winter, Seasons, Tree-­mendous Trees (Pre/K)
SCI.K.2 2010 – Earth and Space Science: Describe in words and pictures the changes in weather from month to month and season to season.
SCI.K.2.3 2010 Describe in words and pictures the changes in weather from month to month and season to season.

Natural Shapes, Treemendous Trees (Pre/K)
SCI.K.1 2010 – Physical Science: Observe, manipulate, sort and generate questions about objects and their physical properties.
SCI.K.1.1 2010 Use all senses as appropriate to observe, sort and describe objects according to their composition and physical properties, such as size, color and shape. Explain these choices to others and generate questions about the objects.
SCI.K.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe living organisms, compare and contrast their characteristics, and ask questions about them.
SCI.K.3.2 2010 Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body covering, size, weight, color and the way they move. 5CI.K.3.3 2010 Describe and compare living plants in terms of growth, parts, shape, size, color and texture.

Exploring Nature with my Five Senses, Tree-­mendous Trees (Pre/K)
SCI.K.1 2010 – Physical Science: Observe, manipulate, sort and generate questions about objects and their physical properties.
SCI.K.1.1 2010 Use all senses as appropriate to observe, sort and describe objects according to their composition and physical properties, such as size, color and shape. Explain these choices to others and generate questions about the objects.
SCI.K.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe living organisms, compare and contrast their characteristics, and ask questions about them.
SCI.K.3.2 2010 Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body covering, size, weight, color and the way they move.
SCI.K.3.3 2010 Describe and compare living plants in terms of growth, parts, shape, size, color and texture.

Maple Sugaring , Tree-­mendous Trees (Pre-­1st)
SCI.K.2 2010 – Earth and Space Science: Describe in words and pictures the changes in weather from month to month and season to season.
SCI.K.2.3 2010 Describe in words and pictures the changes in weather from month to month and season to season.
SCI.K.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe living organisms, compare and contrast their characteristics, and ask questions about them.
SCI.K.3.3 2010 Describe and compare living plants in terms of growth, parts, shape, size, color and texture.
SCI.1.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their environments.
SCI.1.3.3 2010 Observe and explain that plants and animals have basic needs for growth and survival: plants need to take in water and need light, and animals need to take in water and food and have a way to dispose of waste.
Social Studies Standards
K.1.1 Compare people, objects, and events of today and long ago.
K.1.4 Identify and order events that take place in a sequence.
K.3.4 Give examples of seasonal weather changes, and describe how seasonal changes affect people and the environment.
1.3.5 Explain the effect of seasonal change on plants, animals, and people.
1.3.8 Give examples of natural resources, such as water, trees, plants, and soil, and describe how people in the school and community use these resources.

What is a Habitat? (1st)
SCI.1.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their environments.
SCI.1.3.4 2010 Describe how animals’ habitats, including plants, meet their needs for food, water, shelter and an environment in which they can live.
Nocturnal Animals, Animals in Winter, What’s Bugging You?, Tree-­mendous Trees (1st)
SCI.1.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their environments.
SCI.1.3.1 2010 Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (e.g., body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.
SCI.1.3.3 2010 Observe and explain that plants and animals have basic needs for growth and survival: plants need to take in water and need light, and animals need to take in water and food and have a way to dispose of waste.
Animals in Winter, Nocturnal Animals, Butterflies, What’s Bugging You?, Tree-­mendous Trees (1st-­ 2nd)
SCI.1.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their environments. 7
SCI.1.3.1 2010 Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (e.g., body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.
SCI.1.3.4 2010 Describe how animals’ habitats, including plants, meet their needs for food, water, shelter and an environment in which they can live.
SCI.2.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, ask questions about and describe how organisms change their forms and behaviors during their life cycles.
SCI.2.3.2 2010 Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals.

Life in a Pond , Nature Recycles(1st-­4th)
SCI.1.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their environments.
SCI.1.3.1 2010 Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (e.g., body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.
SCI.1.3.4 2010 Describe how animals’ habitats, including plants, meet their needs for food, water, shelter and an environment in which they can live.
SCI.1.3.5 2010 Observe and describe ways in which animals and plants depend on one another for survival.
SCI.2.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, ask questions about and describe how organisms change their forms and behaviors during their life cycles.
SCI.2.3.1 2010 Observe closely over a period of time and then record in pictures and words the changes in plants and animals throughout their life cycles – including details of their body plan, structure and timing of growth, reproduction and death.
SCI.2.3.2 2010 Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals.
SCI.4.2 2010 – Earth Science: Observe, investigate and give examples of ways that the shape of land changes over time. Describe how the supply of natural resources is limited and investigate ways that humans protect and harm the environment.
SCI.4.2.6 2010 Describe ways in which humans have changed the natural environment. Explain if these changes have been detrimental or beneficial.
SCI.4.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about structures of organisms and how they affect their growth and survival.
SCI.4.3.4 2010 Describe a way that a given plant or animal might adapt to a change arising from a human or non-­‐human impact on its environment.
Animals/Tracks (1st)
SCI.1.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their environments.
SCI.1.3.1 2010 Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (e.g., body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.
SCI.1.3.3 2010 Observe and explain that plants and animals have basic needs for growth and survival: plants need to take in water and need light, and animals need to take in water and food and have a way to dispose of waste.
SCI.1.3.4 2010 Describe how animals’ habitats, including plants, meet their needs for food, water, shelter and an environment in which they can live.

Animals in Winter, Angry Birds! (1st)
SCI.1.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their environments.
SCI.1.3.1 2010 Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (e.g., body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.
SCI.1.3.4 2010 Describe how animals’ habitats, including plants, meet their needs for food, water, shelter and an environment in which they can live.
SCI.1.3.5 2010 Observe and describe ways in which animals and plants depend on one another for survival.
SCI.1.4 – Science, Engineering and Technology: Determine properties of natural and man-­‐ made materials and their most important uses. SCI.1.4.2 2010 Choose two animals that build shelters within their habitats. Compare the shelters in terms of the materials and tools they use and the type and purpose of shelter they provide.
SCI.2.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, ask questions about and describe how organisms change their forms and behaviors during their life cycles.
Splendid Spiders, Butterflies, What’s Bugging You?, Angry Birds! (1st-­4th)
SCI.1.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their environments.
SCI.1.3.1 2010 Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (e.g., body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.
SCI.2.3 – Life Science: Observe, ask questions about and describe how organisms change their forms and behaviors during their life cycles.
SCI.2.3.1 2010 Observe closely over a period of time and then record in pictures and words the changes in plants and animals throughout their life cycles –including details of their body plan, structure and timing of growth, reproduction and death.
SCI.2.3.2 2010 Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals.
SCI.4.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about structures of organisms and how they affect their growth and survival.
SCI.4.3.2 2010 Observe, compare and record the physical characteristics of living plants
or animals from widely different environments. Describe how each plant or animal is adapted to its environment.

Maple Sugaring (2nd and up)
SCI.2.4 – Science, Engineering and Technology: Describe how technologies have been developed to meet human needs.
SCI.2.4.2 2010 Identify technologies developed by humans to meet human needs. Investigate the limitations of technologies and how they have improved quality of life.
SCI.3.3 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about plant growth and development.
SCI.3.3.1 2010 Identify the common structures of a plant including its roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. Describe their functions.
SCI.6.3 2010 – Life Science: Describe that all organisms, including humans, are part of complex systems found in all biomes (i.e. freshwater, marine, forest, desert, grassland, and tundra). Understand that the major source of energy for ecosystems is light produced by major nuclear reactions in the sun.
SCI.6.3.6 2010 Recognize that plants use energy from the sun to make sugar (i.e. glucose) by the process of photosynthesis.
Social Studies Standards
2.1.1 Listen to historical stories and compare daily life in the past and the present.
3.1.1 Describe American Indian groups who lived in the region when European settlers arrived.
5.1.1 Give examples of early cultures and settlements that existed in North America prior to contact with Europeans.

Nocturnal Animals, Angry Birds! (1st-­4th)
SCI.1.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their environments.
SCI.1.3.1 2010 Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (e.g., body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.
SCI.1.3.5 2010 Observe and describe ways in which animals and plants depend on one another for survival.
SCI.4.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about structures of organisms and how they affect their growth and survival.
SCI.4.3.2 2010 Observe, compare and record the physical characteristics of living plants or animals from widely different environments. Describe how each plant or animal is adapted to its environment.

Tree-­mendous Trees (3rd)
2010 IASS Grade 3 Nature of Science and Life Science Standards. Students observe living plants, compare characteristics among plants, and describe their structures. Students raise questions, use tools to investigate, and make predictions about plant growth, survival, and life cycles. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of plants in the environment and describe their findings in notebooks.

Geology Rocks (3rd—4th)
SCI. 3.2.1,3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4 2010
Observe, describe and identify rocks and minerals by their specific properties.
SCI. 3.2.5, 3.2.6 2010 Observe and describe how natural materials meet the needs of plants and animals (including humans).
SCI. 3.2.1 2010 Examine the physical properties of rock samples and sort them into categories based on size using simple tools such as sieves.
SCI.3.2.2 2010 Observe the detailed characteristics of rocks and minerals. Identify rocks as being composed of different combinations of minerals.
SCI. 3.2.3 2010 Classify and identify minerals by their physical properties of hardness, color, luster and streak.
SCI.3.2.4 2010 Identify fossils and describe how they provide evidence about the plants and animals that lived long ago and the nature of their environment at that time.
SCI. 3.2.5 2010 Describe natural materials and give examples of how they sustain the lives of plants and animals.
SCI. 3.2.6 2010 Describe how the properties of earth materials make them useful to humans in different ways. Describe ways that humans have altered these resources to meet their needs for survival.
SCI. 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3 2010 Observe, investigate and give examples of ways that the shape of land changes over time.
SCI. 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6 2010 Describe how the supply of natural resources is limited and investigate ways that humans protect and harm the environment. (4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6)
SCI. 4.2.1 2010 Demonstrate and describe how smaller rocks come from the breakage and weathering of larger rocks in a process that occurs over a long period of time.
SCI. 4.2.2 2010 Describe how wind, water and glacial ice shape and reshape earth’s land surface by eroding rock and soil in some areas and depositing them in other areas in a process that occurs over a long period of time.
SCI. 4.2.3 2010 Describe how earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides suddenly change the shape of the land.
SCI. 4.2.4 2010 Investigate earth materials that serve as natural resources and gather data to determine which ones are limited by supply.
SCI. 4.2.5 2010 Describe methods that humans currently use to extend the use of natural resources.
SCI. 4.2.6 2010 Describe ways in which humans have changed the natural environment. Explain if these changes have been detrimental or beneficial.

Fossils (3rd—4th)
SCI.3.2.4 2010 Identify fossils and describe how they provide evidence about the plants and animals that lived long ago and the nature of their environment at that time.
SCI. 3.2.5 2010 Describe natural materials and give examples of how they sustain the lives of plants and animals.
SCI. 3.2.6 2010 Describe how the properties of earth materials make them useful to humans in different ways. Describe ways that humans have altered these resources to meet their needs for survival.
SCI. 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3 2010 Observe, investigate and give examples of ways that the shape of land changes over time.
SCI. 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6 2010 Describe how the supply of natural resources is limited and investigate ways that humans protect and harm the environment. (4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6)
SCI. 4.2.1 2010 Demonstrate and describe how smaller rocks come from the breakage and weathering of larger rocks in a process that occurs over a long period of time.
SCI. 4.2.2 2010 Describe how wind, water and glacial ice shape and reshape earth’s land surface by eroding rock and soil in some areas and depositing them in other areas in a process that occurs over a long period of time.
SCI. 4.2.3 2010 Describe how earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides suddenly change the shape of the land. 11
SCI. 4.2.4 2010 Investigate earth materials that serve as natural resources and gather data to determine which ones are limited by supply.
SCI. 4.2.5 2010 Describe methods that humans currently use to extend the use of natural resources.
SCI. 4.2.6 2010 Describe ways in which humans have changed the natural environment. Explain if these changes have been detrimental or beneficial.

Predator Prey (4th-­6th)
SCI.4.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about structures of organisms and how they affect their growth and survival.
SCI.5.3 2010 – Life Science: Observe, describe and ask questions about how changes in one part of an ecosystem create changes in other parts of the ecosystem.
SCI.5.3.1 2010 Observe and classify common Indiana organisms as producers, consumers, decomposers, predator and prey based on their relationships and interactions with other organisms in their ecosystem.
SCI.5.3.2 2010 Investigate the action of different decomposers and compare their role in an ecosystem with that of producers and consumers.
SCI.6.3 2010 – Life Science: Describe that all organisms, including humans, are part of complex systems found in all biomes (i.e. freshwater, marine, forest, desert, grassland, and tundra). Understand that the major source of energy for ecosystems is light produced by major nuclear reactions in the sun.
SCI.6.3.1 2010 Describe specific relationships (i.e. predator and prey, consumer and producer, and parasite and host) between organisms and determine whether these relationships are competitive or mutually beneficial.
SCI.6.3.3 2010 Describe how certain biotic and abiotic factors – such as predators, quantity of light and water, range of temperatures and soil composition – can limit the number of organisms an ecosystem can support.

First People of the Great Lakes (4th-­8th)
Social Studies Standards:
4.4.1 Give examples of the kinds of goods and services produced in Indiana in different historical periods.
8.1.1 Describe major Indian groups of eastern North America, including early conflict with European settlers.
8.4.1 Identify economic factors contributing to European exploration and colonization in North America and the American Revolution, and the drafting of the Constitution of the United States.
8.4.7 Trace the development of different kinds of money used in the United States and explain how money helps make saving easier.

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