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    Explore the changing seasons. Students learn about each season and the forces behind how they change.

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    Inquiry
    Environment awareness
    Patterns
    Science

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    Discover many secrets about underwater living. Students discuss habitats by comparing freshwater and saltwater fish. Students create a special fish craft to learn about fish anatomy.

    Features:
    Inquiry
    Color Recognition
    Comparing and Contrasting
    Group Collaboration
    Earth Science

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    Join us for a preschool adventure as we learn about bears in preparation for a      sensory hunt. We will ford rivers, brave snowstorms, and tiptoe through caves while never leaving the safety of the kidscommons classroom.

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    Phonological Awareness
    Exploration and Participation
    Fine Motor Skill Development
    Gross Motor Skill Development

 

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    Description: During this interactive program students will discover various biomes, brainstorm what animals need to survive, and use a variety of materials to construct shelters that best suit the needs of their chosen animal.

    IN State Standards:

    Science

    • K.LS.1 Describe and compare the growth and development of common living plants and animals. 
    • K.LS.2 Describe and compare the physical features of common living plants and animals. 
    • K.LS.3 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
    • K-2.E.2  Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate and investigate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve an identified problem.
    • 1.LS.3   Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
    • 1.LS.4   Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.
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    Description: Students will work to identify what architecture is and discover its uniqueness in Columbus. After exploring the elements of architecture and design, students will have the opportunity to explore the business aspect by working together to design a project given to them by various clients. Projects include designing a Pet Hotel, Haunted House, Zoo, and more!

    (An architecture tour to in addition to your program may be booked. Contact kidscommons educator for more information.)

    IN State Standards: 

    Social Studies

    • 3.1.4 Give examples of people, events, and developments that brought important changes to your community and the region where your community is located.
    • 3.1.6  Use a variety of resources to gather information about your region’s communities; identify factors that make the region unique, including cultural diversity, industry, the arts and architecture.
    • 3.4.2 Give examples of goods and services provided by local business and industry.
    • 3.4.4 Define interdependence and give examples of how people in the local community depend on each other for goods and services.

    Math

    • 3.G.3 Identify, describe and draw points, lines and line segments using appropriate tools (e.g., ruler, straightedge, and technology), and use these terms when describing two-dimensional shapes.

    Fine Arts

    • 3.8.2  Create artwork utilizing concepts, subject matter, or the sign systems of other disciplines.
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    Description: Students will discover the work of paleontologists in this engaging hands-on program. After a discussion about the various types of fossils and the role they play understanding history, students will step into the shoes of paleontologists as they classify, analyze, and piece together fossils, while also getting the opportunity to replicate fossilization processes by making their own fossil casts.

    IN State Standards:

    Science

    • 3.ESS.4 Determine how fossils are formed, discovered, layered over time, and used to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.