Food, Water and Shelter in Spring vs Fall shown in Discoveries at Willow Creek
Download the book Discoveries at Willow Creek from GLOBE Elementary The book is available in several languages and can be viewed online or downloaded and printed.
This story contains wonderful examples of students doing science observations and investigations. In order to specifically address the Content Statements and Elaborations for 1st Grade Life Science, selected pages and paragraphs will be omitted from this particular activity.
While the abbreviated story is being read, students should complete their Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the types of food, water, and shelter available to plants and animals during the spring visit and the fall visit. Students should be prompted to look for changes in food, water, shelter (cover) and space from fall to spring.
GLOBE offers a very detailed Teacher’s Guide with chapters containing data collection protocols, activities and information on the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, soil, and Earth as a System. This guide can be used as a reference for teachers if additional information is needed.