Marvelous Metamorphosis - Introduce students to complete metamorphosis while looking for ladybug eggs, larva, pupae and adults in the Nature Gardens!
Note: This lesson plan meets current Grade 2 California Content Standards for Life Science 2.b, but is aligned to Grade 3 Next Generation Science Standards, where this content is shifing.
Squirrel Observations - Observe, collect, and analyze data on a popular animal that's easy to find in a schoolyard!
My Wild L.A. - Tell your story about L.A. nature and use it to develop a narrative work and inspire a research project!
An Adjective Habit - Use scientific vocabulary to record and communicate observations.
In Your Estimation - Compare estimates with actual measurements of Museum specimens.
Teachable Moments - Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Gem and Mineral Hall.
Mystery Mammal - Observe an ancient mammal and form hypotheses about it for further investigation!
Decoding Dinos - Compare and contrast dinosaurs with other animals to decode their lost legacy and formulate hypotheses about how they used to live.
Teachable Moments - Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Bird Hall
Teachable Moments - Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Mammal Halls.
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