TEKS Covered: 112.16 (a) 1-4, (b) 1, 2BCD&F, 4, 7B&C, 8A, 9, 10
Equipment used: cameras (not provided), hand lenses, journals, adaptation box, calculator, hand lenses, metric ruler, thermometer
Vocabulary: organisms, species, inherited traits, learned behaviors, carbon dioxide/oxygen cycle, conservation, deltas, consumers, decomposers, food web, food chain
Field Trip Stations
What Eats Me? – Hike a trail and draw a food web showing the relationship between the organisms found on the hike.
Aquatic Adaptations – Use the equipment given to investigate the pond system. Discover how this habitat allows for a diverse group of plants and animals to survive through specialized adaptations.
Quiet Sit – Take time to sit quietly and notice the interactions of the biotic and abiotic aspects of the environment.
Science Sleuthing – Don your Sherlock Holmes hat, take a hike and use your tools to fill out your sleuthing chart.
Plant Adaptations – Discover specialized adaptations that plants have for living in our salty soils.
Eating on the Run – Observe different types of teeth and feet and think about the special features that help them survive in their environment.
For more information in planning your field trip or to customize a trip, please use our teacher workbook.