How Animals and Plants Survive Winter

Survival in winter is challenging for plants and animals. Search for different seasonal animal signs such as deer tracks and beaver "chews," investigate the lives of wild animals and learn about their daily patterns of foraging and hunting. Explore the unique ways that plants and animals have evolved to survive cold, dry winter conditions. Learn about animals that escape winter by hibernating or migrating, and others that adapt with daily activities that are much different from their summer patterns. Identify which plants are sleeping and which stay active year-round, and why they can.
Late Fall, Winter, early Spring

Program Location(s):

Broadmoor, Natick

Grades:

1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.75
  • Adults - $ 6.00
  • Fees valid 2019-2020 school year

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
2-ESS2-3 - Earth's Systems - water's various locations/solid or liquid
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

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