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Take FortWhyte Alive back to the classroom.

Early Years

Make Your Own Frost

Students will investigate what frost is and what causes it to form as fall approaches. Prior to activity make sure to discuss seasonal changes and the differences between snow and frost.

Snowflake Observation and Photography

Observing snowflakes is a simple way to engage children with the wonder of winter. Primary students might simply observe and sketch snowflakes, while upper elementary students might also classify and photograph them.

Sounds like Learning

This activity shows how one animal (the bat) makes use of a physical adaptation to obtain food using sound. This game introduces the idea of echolocation, or using sound to navigate.

MIddle Years

Photo Ecology

This lesson was designed by a local Grade 7 teacher to help her students understand the vocabulary and key curricular concepts relating to the science unit on ecosystems. This activity is to be performed near the end of the unit.

Winter Descriptive Writing

Students will be able to choose descriptive words to enhance meaning and emphasis of winter within their written task, creating an original descriptive paragraph to demonstrate their understanding of descriptive language and meaningful text.

Biodiversity & Quadrants

Scientists often collect data “in the field” which could mean underwater, in a forest, in a cave, on a reef, or even the moon. Students will collect data, record their findings, and discuss.

Outdoor Lessons for All Ages

All the classes LOVED our activities yesterday. Positive feedback all around and we can’t wait to try our hand at our own weather forecasting.