Field trip programs: Grade 4

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Inspired by Nature: Engineering and Design

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Students will learn about how natural systems can inform human innovation as they explore the building’s water, waste and energy systems.

 
Habitat Studies

Habitat Studies |

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Just as each neighborhood has its own needs and inhabitants, each habitat has its own animals, plants, and interactions.

 
Insect Investigations

Insect Investigations |

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Students will learn about the science of entomology through a live insect lab, and will collect insects, and their non-insect relatives, in various habitats on our trails.

 
Mountains and Valleys: The Geology of the Pioneer Valley

Mountains and Valleys: The Geology of the Pioneer Valley |

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Students will learn how fascinating geology can be and how the everyday landscape provides intriguing clues to the past.

 
Pond Ecosystems

Pond Ecosystems |

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with classroom pre-trip: plus travel fee(s)

Students will collect and observe a diversity of fascinating animals and plants whose adaptations to living in water are truly astonishing.

 
The Forest Ecosystem

The Forest Ecosystem |

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Through a variety of activities, students will learn about plant life cycles, and the energy transfer through the food web from producers to consumers to decomposers.

 
What Do Skulls Tell Us About Animals?

What Do Skulls Tell Us About Animals? |

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Using the Hitchcock Center’s skull and mounted animal collection, students will study the characteristics and adaptations of local animals.

 
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