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Animal Trackers

Type : Virtual School Program
Grade : 1
Duration : 45 minutes
Capacity : one group, maximum 35 students
Price : $150 per group
Language : English only

Follow the tracks to find out which animal ate all the strawberries in the Science Centre garden! Practise your problem-solving and computational thinking skills while connecting to Indigenous ways of knowing about animals.

Schedule until June 24, 2022:

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Curriculum Connections:

Strand : Understanding Life Systems
2 Investigate needs and characteristics of plants and animals, including humans
2.2 Investigate and compare the basic needs of humans and other living things, including the need for air, water, food, warmth, and space, using a variety of methods and resources
2.3 Investigate and compare the physical characteristics of a variety of plants and animals, including humans
2.6 Use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including investigation, explore, needs, space, and food, in oral and written communication
3.1 Identify environment as the area in which something or someone exists or lives
3.4 Describe the characteristics of a healthy environment, including clean air and water and nutritious food, and explain why it is important for all living things to have a healthy environment
3.5 Describe how showing care and respect for all living things helps to maintain a healthy environment (e.g., leaving all living things in their natural environment; feeding birds during cold winter months; helping to plant and care for plants in the gardens that attract birds and butterflies; caring for the school and the schoolyard as an environment)
3.6 Identify what living things provide for other living things (e.g., trees produce the oxygen that other living things breathe; plants such as tomatoes and apple trees and animals such as cows and fish provide food for humans and for other animals; a tree stump provides a home for a chipmunk; porcupines chew off the tips of hemlock limbs, providing food for deer in winter
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