This program is packed with creeeeeepy crawlers, including: bugs, arachnids (tarantula & scorpion) and even reptiles!
Students learn the physical characteristics, defense mechanisms, life cycles and basics needs of each creepy crawler. They understand the differences between shedding and molting as they observe arachnid skeletons and feel snakeskin. Then, it’s time for the coldblooded reptiles. Students never forget the moment they bravely touched the spikes on a bearded dragon (the spikes are actually very soft)!
Most importantly, children have a new-found appreciation towards nature. After their hand-ons experience with STEAM City Kids, they are encouraged to explore and protect their world.
This in-school field trip is designed for no more than 35 students to keep the presentation engaging and hands-on. Your STEAM Presenter will need a table to set up the live animals. It is best if the students sit in chairs in a large semi-circle and the presenter stays in one room as the students rotate between classes/groups. We are flexible if a central room with chairs is unavailable. We’d be happy to discuss different options.
Presentations may be scheduled in the classroom, media center, gym, library or cafeteria.
If there are no indoor rooms available, the presentation area must be in the shade outside with a limit of 4 hours in one day. Temporary tents blow in the wind and a shaded area from trees eventually turns to a sunny spot. Please reserve space under a permanent pavilion type structure. If you need more than 4 hours to accommodate your students, we will schedule another day to complete the in-school field trip. The limit on time outdoors is for the well-being of the students, presenters and animals (The reptiles love the heat, but some of our bugs and arachnids may not survive all day outdoors in their containers).
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Now you may copy and paste Science Standards into your lesson plans! For your convenience, we’ve made a list of Florida standards that are introduced or reinforced during each STEAM City Kids program. Our experienced presenters adjust the content of each presentation to according to the grade level standards, interests and special needs of each group.
Click on the green button below to view the complete list of standards K-7 for our Animal Adventure. You may use the experience as a review before an upcoming assessment or as an introduction to a new unit. Let us know while booking if you want to focus on a specific topic or standard!