5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade
Worms: Our Composting Friends [PreK-5]
Meet our worms! Students will get to conduct a hands-on investigation to find out how a worm lives, eats, and moves. Using a worm composting unit, the class will explore the ingredients that make up a worm’s home, and the healthy soil that they create!
PreK: 3.1a.5, 3.1a.8, 3.1a.9, 3.3a.2, 3.4c.1
Kindergarten: 3.1a.5, 3.1a.9, 3.3a.1 E&E 4.2.4.A,
E&E 4.2.4.B, E&E 4.2.4.D, E&E 4.3.4.A, E&E 4.3.4.C, E&E 4.6.4.A
S&T 3.1.3-4.A2, 3.1.4.A5, 3.3.3.A1
Recycle Your Lunch [PreK-8th]
Enjoy a picnic at Phipps while learning the importance of reducing waste. When groups are finished eating, students will get a chance to practice their new knowledge by separating their lunch leftovers into recycling, compost and trash bins.
PreK: 4.2, 4.3, 4.9
Kindergarten: 4.3, 4.9
E&E 4.8.4.C, 4.8.7.C, 4.8.4.D
Tropical Treasures [PreK-8th]
Come discover the gifts that the rainforest provides, from chocolate and mangoes to rubber, chewing gum, and medicines! During this program, students will get a close- up view of rainforest plants and discover the treasures they produce.
PreK: 3.1a.1, 3.1a.5, 4.9
Kindergarten: 3.1a.1, 3.1a.5, 3.1a.8, 4.2, 4.4, 4.9 E&E 4.2.7.A, E&E 4.2.4.B, E&E 4.2.4.C, E&E 4.4.4.C, E&E 4.6.4.A, E&E 4.6.7.A, E&E 4.8.4.C STE 3.1.3.C1, STE 3.3.3.A5
Come to Phipps to learn about caterpillars and butterflies! Moving through the lifecycle from egg to butterfly, this class will explore anatomy, metamorphosis, and the amazing ways that butterflies protect themselves from predators.
Kindergarten: 3.1a.1, 3.1a.3, 3.1a.5, 4.6 E&E 4.6.4.A, E&E 4.7.4.A, E&E 4.7.4.B S&T 3.1.3-4.A2, S&T 3.1.3-4.A3, S&T 3.1.3-4.C2
Carnivorous Plants [3rd-8th]
Discover the exciting world of meat-eating plants! Learn how and why certain plants survive by eating insects, tadpoles, and even baby fish. Observe different carnivorous plants including sundews, pitcher plants and Venus flytraps. Dissect a pitcher to discover insect "leftovers" too tough for plants to digest.
Standards: E&E 4.1.4.D, E&E 4.1.7.D, E&E 4.6.4.A, E&E 4.7.4.A, E&E 4.7.4.B, E&E 4.7.7.A S&T 3.1.6.A2, S&T 3.1.4.A2, S&T 3.1.3.A2, S&T 3.1.3.C1, S&T 3.1.5.C1
Dynamic Desert [3rd-8th]
Discover the world of plants that have mastered survival in a harsh climate! Examine desert plants to discover how they are adapted to the hot, dry desert.
Grades 3-5: E&E 4.3.4.C, E&E 4.6.4.A, E&E 4.7.4.A, E&E 4.7.4.B S&T 3.1.3-5.A2, 3.1.3-4.A5, S&T 3.1.5.B1, S&T 3.1.3.C1, S&T 3.1.5.C2
Soil Science [3rd-8th]
Explore the soil underfoot and how it is created through this hands-on class. Students will dissect Pittsburgh soil, examine worm bodies and get up-close with compost, all while learning how soil is important to the health of the ecosystem.
Standards: E&E 4.2.4.D, E&E 4.2.7.D, E&E 4.6.4.A, E&E 4.6.7.A, E&E 4.7.7.A, E&E 4.8.7.B, E&E 4.8.7.C
STE 3.1.3-7.A2, STE 3.3.3.A1, STE 3.3.5.A1, STE 3.4.3.B2, STE 3.4.5.B2
Discovering Biomes [4th-8th]
You are the detective in this who-done-it class. Examine the plant evidence to lead you to a world biome and the plant smuggling culprits.
Standards: E&E 4.3.7.A, E&E 4.3.7.B, E&E 4.6.7.A, E&E 4.6.7.C, E&E 4.7.7.A, E&E 4.7.7.B, E&E 4.7.7.C
S&T 3.1.3-5.C1, S&T 3.1.3-5.C2, S&T 3.3.3-5.A5
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For more information or to schedule a program, please call the Phipps Education Department at (412) 441-4442 ext. 3925.