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Our goal is to give our third grade students and hands-on learning experience that relates to critical science content, further deepening their understanding of animal attributes.

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Horses And Snakes And Bats, Oh MY!

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School:
Safety Harbor Elementary School 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Michelle Bardelli 
 
Melisssa Walls, Brian Peterson, Shanon Wilkins, Tanya Benton, Susan Happel 
Students Impacted:
102 
Grade:
Date:
December 2, 2018

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Only $580.00 Needed

 

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Goal

Our goal is to give our third grade students and hands-on learning experience that relates to critical science content, further deepening their understanding of animal attributes. 

 

What will be done with my students

In class students will learn about animal classification. Students will be expected to identify key attributes of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians. In addition students will learn about animal adaptations including migration and hibernation.
Students will visit HorsePower to see the various groups of animals. Some of the animals include turkeys, llamas, pigs, zorses, wolves, camels, bats, tortoises, turtles, rabbits, horses and so much more!
Students will rotate through 3 stations; hands-on guided learning tour, petting zoo and pony ride!
Through the hands-on guide students will learn about nocturnal bats, see hibernating reptiles and....fingers-crossed, see live baby bunnies. Students will have an opportunity to hold several different animal species.
Students will complete an animal classification scavenger hunt during their time at Horse Power.
 

 

Benefits to my students

Students will relate the learning that has taken place in the classroom to the real-life experience they have at Horse Power for Kids.
Most third graders struggle with science vocabulary. By giving students an opportunity to feel, see and even smell animals in person, we hope that vocabulary such as invertebrate, nocturnal and mammal with be more meaningful.
Students that have learning disabilities, ESOL students and students that struggle to read science level content will have an opportunity to thrive in an environment where learning isn't dependent on being a good reader.
We are given students a life experience that, most of them, would never get. Due to the increased cost of Horse Power this year and the need for a private bus, we want to make sure ALL students are included in this experience! 

 

Describe the Students

100 students
6 ESOL students
9 ASD students
9 ESE students
16 gifted students
5 students with severe behavior problems
23 low performing students 

 

Budget Narrative

2 Astro Skate Buses $290 X 2 = 580
Pinellas County school buses are not available during the time of the field trip so private buses must be chartered.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Astro Skate Bus $580.00
  Total: $580.00

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Only $580.00 Needed

 

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