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K-12 Teacher Resources

From the Alternative Field Study Committee

Our mission is to provide high-quality, accessible science education resources that are designed to support all variations of student learning and adapted to meet the current constraints imposed upon our educators by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each lesson plan includes 3 resources

 
Chalkboard Drawings

Pre-Lesson

The pre-lesson orients the learner to main concepts through a story, educational video, powerpoint, or other activity.

Educational Gardening

Lesson

The lesson engages the learner while continuing to follow NGSS and Common Core standards.

Writing by the Water

Post-Lesson

The post-lesson serves as a homework assignment or cool-down activity to wrap up student learning and assist in measuring student comprehension.

Committee Organizations

 
Beautiful Nature

Great Basin Institute

Hands in the Soil

Sierra Nevada Journeys

Stormy Skies Over a Lake

Great Basin Outdoor School

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Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

Lesson Plans Offered

Below you will find descriptions of each lesson we are currently offering arranged by grade level. If you are interested in requesting one or more of these lesson plans, please fill out the brief survey at the bottom of the page and the resources will be shared with you.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Haley Grable at haleygrable@tmparksfoundation.org

 

Elementary School

Half Full Moon

Out of This World: Lunar Phases

For grades K-2.

NGSS 1-ESS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, & 1-PS4-2.

Created by Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation.

raccoon

Animal Adaptations

For grades K-2.

NGSS 2-LS4-1, K-2-ETS1-2, 1-LS1-1,

K-LS1-1.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Flamingos

Birds & Adaptations

For grades 3-5.

NGSS 3-LS4, 4-LS1, 4-ESS1, 5-ESS2.

Created by Great Basin Outdoor School.

Trees From Above

Flow of Energy

For grades 3-5.

NGSS 5-LS2-1.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

White Butterfly

Metamorphosis

For grades 3-5.

NGSS 1-LS3-1 & 3-LS1-1.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Reptile Still

Reptiles of Nevada

For grades K-2.

NGSS K-ESS3-1, K-LS1-1, 2-LS4-1.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Archaeologist

Fossils & Paleontology

For grades 3-5.

NGSS 4-ESS1, 5-ESS2.A.

Created by Great Basin Outdoor School.

Water Purification Treatment

Water Quality Assessment

For grades 3-5.

NGSS 3-LSA-3.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Playing with Snow

Snow Science

For grades K-2.

NGSS K-ESS2-1, K-ESS3-1, K-ESS3-2.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Brown Leaves

Leaves

For grades 3-5.

NGSS 3-LS4, 4-LS1, 5-PS3, 5-LS1, 5-ESS2.

Created by Great Basin Outdoor School.

Middle School

 
Ice

Snow Science Series - Albedo and the Global Ice Pack

For grades 4-8.

NGSS MS-PS3-4 & MS-ESS2-2.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Winter Fox

Snow Science Series - Winter Adaptations

For grades 4-8.

NGSS MS-LS4-4.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Image by Max Saeling

Beavers

For grades 6-8.

NGSS MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-3, MS-LS2-4, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-4.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Demonstration

Snow Science Series - Climate Change Activism

For grades 4-8.

NGSS MS-ESS3-5, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS3-1.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Treetop Snow

Snow Science Series - Snow and Ice 

For grades 4-8.

NGSS MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, MS-PS3-4, MS-ESS2-5.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Snowflake

Snow Science Series - Snowflakes     

For grades 4-8.

NGSS MS-PS1-1 & MS-ESS2-5.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Snow Geese Migrating

Animal Migrations

For grades 6-8.

NGSS MS-LS2-2, MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-ESS3-3.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

High School

Dry Tree Trunk

For grades 9-12.

NGSS HS-ESS2-2 & HS-LS2-7.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Understanding Our Watershed

Image by NASA

For grades 9-12.

NGSS HS-ESS2-3, HS-ESS2-4, HS-ESS2-5.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Predicting the Weather

Solar Panel

For grades 9-12.

NGSS HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-6, HS-ESS3-3.

Created by Great Basin Institute.

Sustainability

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