Distance Learning: Critter In The Cold
Students will learn about animal adaptations to extreme weather with hands-on experiments and even take a virtual trip to Antarctica. Join us as we learn how animals such as penguins live and have babies during extreme weather.
- Grade level: K – 2
- Cost: $135
- Available: Year-Round
Each Distance Learning program includes:
A 50-minute interactive program
A kit with materials for interactive experiments for 30 students
Extension activities and resources for further exploration
To make your program an enjoyable and memorable experience please be sure to review the Videoconferencing Tips
Please note: Your school or ISD must have videoconferencing equipment to participate in Distance Learning Programs.
U.S. National Curriculum Standards NS.K-4.1 Science as Inquiry
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
- Understanding about scientific inquiry
U.S. National Curriculum Standards NS.K-4.3 Life Sciences
- Characteristics of organisms
- Life cycles of organisms
- Organisms and environments
Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations, Science v.1.09
- Identify that living things have basic needs. (L.OL.00.11)
- Identify the needs of animals. (L.OL.01.13)
- Describe the life cycle of animals including the following stages: egg, young, adult. (L.OL.01.21)
- Identify characteristics (for example: body coverings, beak shape, number of legs, body parts) that are passed on from parents to young. (L.HE.01.11)
- Make purposeful observation of the natural world using the appropriate senses. (S.IP.02.11)
Next Generation Science Standards
Students participating in this program will explore science content as stated in the Disciplinary Core Ideas. They will engage in science and engineering practices as they plan and conduct investigations to answer questions regarding animal adaptation.
LS1.A: Structure and Function
- All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
- Adult plants and animals can have young. In many kinds of animals, parents and the offspring themselves engage in behaviors that help the offspring to survive.
LS1.D: Information Processing
- Animals have body parts that capture and convey different kinds of information needed for growth and survival. Animals respond to these inputs with behaviors that help them survive.
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
- Young animals are very much, but not exactly, like their parents.
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
- There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water.