Trees, Seeds & Feathers

Grades K-4; Ages 4-8

90 minutes
MacLachlan Woodworking Museum home to much more than artifacts— Learn about the plants, animals and insects that are kind enough to share Grass Creek Park with us! Through a nature walk and hands-on exploration, learn to identify birds common to the area and how we can use their physical characteristics to glean clues about their habitats, diet and gender.

Curriculum Connection

Science and Technology

Understanding Life Systems

Grade 1
Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6

Grade 2
Growth and Changes in Animals
2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2

Grade 3
Growth and Changes in Plants
1.1, 1.2, 2.6, 3.2, 3.6

Grade 4
Habitats and Communities
2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7

Available late spring through early fall
50 participant max

Match “Trees, Seeds and Feathers” with either the “First Nation’s Legacy” or “Papermaking” module, outlined below, to create the program that best meets your learning goals.


Component Options

Papermaking

Birds aren’t the only flying-thing that makes nests! In fact, a wasp’s nests is so cleverly built, it inspired a whole industry. Explore the steps wasps take to build a nest and learn how humans figured out only recently, what the insect world has long-known: how to make paper from trees!

Curriculum Connection

Grade 1

Social Science
People and Environments: The Local Community
B1.1, B2.4, B2.5, B3.1

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 3.6, 3.7,

Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures
1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9

Grade 2

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals
1.1, 2.8, 3.4

Grade 3

Social Science
People and Environments: Living and Working In Ontario
B1.1, B1.2

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants
1.1, 1.2, 3.7

Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Strong and Stable Structures
1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 3.6, 3.8

 

First Nation’s Legacy

Learn the significance of the Turtle to the First Peoples of North America. Take part in a telling of the formation of North America with the Turtle Island story. Afterwards, explore how the turtle shell is used as a calendar and discuss how, even time, can be influenced by our cultural interpretations.

Curriculum Connection

Grade 1

Social Science
Heritage and Identity: Our Changing Roles and Responsibilities
A1.3, A2.1, A2.2, A2.4, A2.5, A3.2, A3.3, A3.5

People and Environments: The Local Community
B1.1, B2.1, B2.4, B2.5, B3.1

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.7, 3.5

Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Daily and Seasonal Changes
1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.4, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Grade 2

Social Science
Heritage and Identity: Changing Family and Community Traditions
A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A2.1, A2.4, A2.5, A2.6, A3.2, A3.4, A3.5, A3.6, A3.7

People and Environments: Global Communities
3.2

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals
1.1, 2.5, 2.2, 3.3

Grade 3

Social Science
Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, 1780–1850
A1.3, A3.3, A3.5, A3.6

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants
1.1, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Grade 4

Social Science
Heritage and Identity: Early Societies, 3000 BCE–1500 CE
A1.3, A1.4, A2.1, A2.2, A2.5, A2.6, A3.4, A3.5, A3.6, A3.8

Understanding Life Systems: Habitats and Communities
2.6, 3.1, 3.4, 3.10

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