4th grade

FELC 4th Grade Education Programs

Most programs last 60-120 minutes in duration and can be adjusted to fit your schedule Denotes programs we can bring to your classroom


HOT AIR BALLOONS  

Learners participate in various experiments that demonstrate the properties of air, heat and pressure. Learn that air has weight and mass and experience what happens to air molecules when subjected to heat. Build a hot air balloon and understand why it flies.

Academic Standards addressed:

Physical Sciences 1, 2

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A YEAR OF OHIO WILDLIFE

Examine the changing of the seasons in northern Ohio and how plants and animals have adapted to take advantage of the environmental changes they experience

Academic standard addressed:

Life Science 1

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AWESOME ADAPTATIONS

 
Discover the special characteristics of animals and plants that allow them to survive in their environment. Experience the challenge of echo-location, using camouflage, or finding enough food to survive the winter. Look at skulls for clues and interact with a variety of animals

Academic standards addressed: 

Life Sciences 1, 2

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Come to our center and see our straw house, solar array, and wond turbine. Do activities to show what happens to nonrenewable energy sources. Explore solar and wind energy with our solar cells and model wind turbines. Learn the advantages and disadvantages ofr different types of energy sources.

 Academic Standards addressed:

Physical Science 1, 2

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WILD OVER WETLANDS

Explore the reasons wetlands are an essential part of our world and a unique ecosystem. Discover the important role wetlands play in keeping our environment healthy. Hike to our wetlands and find out what is so special about these wet places we know as swamps, ponds, bogs, estuaries, and puddles.
Academic standard addressed:

Life Sciences 1

Social Studies 12

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Explore the differences among herbivores, carnivores, omnivores. We will examine teeth arrangement, eye placement and skull patterns shared among them and the reasons behind these patterns. Through role-play, students will also learn about and experience a variety of predator/prey relationships.
 Academic standard addressed:

Life Sciences 1


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FIELD HIKE

Explore, examine, and experience the farm, forests, fields, and wetlands here at the FELC. THe focus of this program is ecology. Students will look at natural cycles, interdependence, palnts, animals, wildflowers, habitat, predator/prey relationships, forestry, and other topics of interest.
Academic standard addressed:

Life Science 1

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SOIL SLEUTHS  picture 5
Explore the wonders of soil. Learn the 3 main types of soil and make soil rich for planting. Also explore the importance of compost and what lives in compost.
Academic standard addressed:

Earth and Space Science 1, 2, 3

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ROCKS ROCK

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Become familiar with igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. We will have samples to hold, examine, conduct scratch tests, and chemical test to extend the learning process. We will discover how to classify minerals, identify samples of rocks, and uses for rocks and minerals.
Academic Standards addressed:

Earth and Space 1, 2, 3

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FARM HABITAT

 
Gain an understanding of all the factors that have to be managed to cultivate food crops. Explore the properties of soil and the factors that affect plant growth.
Academic Standards addressed:

Social Studies 10, 11, 12

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ORIENTEERING

 Compass Reading
Develop, learn, and practice the skills of how to read and use a directional compass, follow bearings, and measure distances by pacing. Use these new found skills to create a compass course. This class combines mathematics, compass reading, problem solving and a treasure hunt!
Academic Standards Addressed:

Math Practice 5, 8

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DISTANT MYSTERIES

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Unlock the power of the human mind. Develop skills using basic math, geometry and algebra to measure buildings, trees, rivers, time, and direction without rulers, tape measures, watches and compasses. Students use themselves and tools at hand as measuring instruments.
Academic Standards Addressed:

Measure and Data 5, 6, 7

Geometry 1

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GEOMETRY IN 3D

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Combines art and math. Using mathematical instruments such as a drawing compass, protractor, and ruler to create a 2-dimensional pattern that will become a colorful 3-dimensional artistic expression. They leave the program understanding the mathematical terms: angles, radius, diameter, circumference, center point, and ray.
Academic Standards Addressed:Measure and Data 5, 6, 7Geometry 1 

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TEAMBUILDING

 
Work together with classmates to develop, practice, and enhance communication, trust, leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills. Students are given challenges they must solve as a team. The challenges increase in difficulty throughout the program.

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NATIVE AMERICAN GAMES


Examine and learn about Native American life through the games that were played hundreds of years ago. Discover the important
skills Native American children learned through game play: hunting, stalking, fighting, and having fun.
Academic Standards addressed:

Social Studies 3, 12, 13

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Pricing and Contact Information

Prices for Classes range from $3 to $8 per student depending on site location, numbers, and classes.

Contact FELC Educator Sr. Shirley Shafranek for available dates and pricing information at

419.448.7485 or

sshafranek@felctiffin.org


Looking for something different?

We will customize a program just for you!

Franciscan Earth Literacy Center

419.448.7485

http://felctiffin.org

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