5th grade

FELC 5th Grade Education Programs

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

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AMAZING ANIMALS

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Using the Center’s animals, students will learn how all animals have special features that help them survive in their habitat. Students will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of animals.
Academic standard addressed: 

Life Science 1, 2

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FIELD HIKE

 
Explore, examine, and experience the farm, forests, fields, and wetlands here at FELC. The focus of this class is ecology. We will customize the program for each school. Common themes for the hikes are natural cycles, interdependence, plants, animals, wildflowers, habitat, predator/prey relationships, forestry or any other topic of interest.
Academic standard addressed: 

Life Science 1, 2

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HABITAT

Explore different habitats to see what makes each one special. Hike in the woods, fields, and wetlands at the FELC as we examine the food, water, shelter, and space available to the animals in each unique environment.
Academic standard addressed: 

Life Science 1, 2

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EVERYBODY EATS

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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 Science 1, 2

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WILD OVER WETLANDS

 
Explore the reasons why 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 Science 1, 2

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GOING GREEN

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Learners are guided through explorations about how to live in a more environmentally friendly manner. We will elaborate on the three R’s, renewable and non-renewable resources. We will introduce easy ways to reduce waste, recycle and reuse items normally thrown away.
Academic standard addressed: 

Social Studies 11, 12, 13, 15, 16

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NATURE’S RECYCLERS

 

Discover first-hand how nature recycles, because nothing is wasted in nature. We will explore a rotting log and meet and learn about the producers, consumers, and decomposers in that small ecosystem.

Academic standard addressed: 

Life Science 1, 2

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

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

Social Studies 14, 15, 16

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GEOMETRY IN 3D

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combines art and math. Use 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.

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TEAMBUILDING

 
Learners will work together with classmates to develop, practice, and enhance their 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

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

Social Studies 2, 8

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 Pricing and Contact Information

Prices for programs 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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