Habitats and Communities

The Habitats and Communities field trip will focus on the living and non-living natural features of the site and the human influences on these features. This trip will take place at either Flying Creek or Fairy Hill where students will be able to study and experience grassland, woodland, riparian, and wetland areas. The day will be organized so that students will have a chance to explore and participate in a variety of activities in each of the areas to learn about the needs of the flora and fauna of the area.

Day of the Trip
If possible, students should be on the bus and ready to leave the school by 9:15 in the morning. A bus study will be required to be completed by the end of the field trip and handed in before departing from the bus. This may be used as part of the trip evaluation. A full day will be spent at Flying Creek. Students and teachers will need to pack a healthy lunch with plenty of liquids. Details of what materials to bring will be discussed in the class visit. See below for Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist.

Checkout Yard Map and have your class map a habitat!

Curriculum Connections   Outcomes Indicators
Grade 4 Science HC4.1 Investigate the interdependance of plants and animals, including humans, within habitats and communities A,B,E,F
  Science HC4.2 Analyze the structure and behaviors of plants and animals that enable them to exist in various habitats A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H
  Science HC4.3 Assess the effects of natural and human activities on habitats and communities , and propose actions to maintain or restore habitats A,D
  Science RM4.1 Investigate physical properties of rocks and minerals, including those found in the local environment A,B,C,D,E,K
  Science RM4.3 Analyze how weathering, erosion, and fossils provide evidence to support human understanding of the formation of landforms on earth B,C,D,G,H,I
  Phys Ed PE4.10 Apply tactics, strategies and rules necessary for safe and inclusive involvement in movement activities, including but not limited to co-operative and competitive lead-up games as well as alternate environment activities, when alone and with others. A,B,D,E,F,G,I
  Phys Ed PE4.11 Incorporate safe practises (e.g., warm-up, cool-down, safe stretching, protective responses, proper attire, well-maintained equipment) for the prevention of injury and investigate basic first aid associated with care of illness and injury resulting from participation in movement activities both in and out of physical education class. A,B,G

Classification Chart30.5 KB
Frog Files K-65.05 MB
Student Background Information 19 KB
Pre and Post Trip Activities 12.88 KB
Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist 75 KB