The Living Landscape in the Living Classroom: Hands on Activity for Grades 3-5!

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Posted: May 27, 2024

The Living Landscape in the Living Classroom: Hands on Activity for Grades 3-5!

The Dynamic water Critical Zone group is excited to announce the public release of our young learner’s activity. Hosted by Teach Engineering (https://tinyurl.com/te-livinglandscape), inspired by the THE LIVING LANDSCAPE: DISCOVERING THE CRITICAL ZONE by Eric Parrish and Suzanne Anderson (https://bit.ly/3UdQIRf).

Hands-on activity: https://tinyurl.com/te-livinglandscape

Embark on a delicious adventure to explore the Critical Zone, the thin layer of Earth where rock, water, soil, air, and living organisms interact. In this engaging and educational elementary school activity, students will use treats to visualize and understand the various layers and components of the Critical Zone.

Focus Grades 3-5

After this activity, students should be able to:

· Explain what the critical zone is.

· Describe the layers within the critical zone.

· Explain why the critical zone is critical to the health of the environment.

· Understand that all life exists within the critical zone.

In addition, they get to make a fun treat.