8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Nature Naturally

Nature Naturally

We know that many schools are unable to visit the Arboretum, and we have options for you! For the first time ever, we are now able to offer all of our classroom lab programs – from Pumpkin Circle to Disappearing Act – at your campus.

  • K – 12th Grade
  • $125 per class Oct-Nov / Mar-May
  • $100 per class Aug-Sept / Dec-Feb
  • A minimum of four class bookings per school

Pumpkin Circle

K–2nd Grade

After distinguishing between living and nonliving things, students explore the basic needs, parts and functions of pumpkin plants. Students discuss the life cycle of a pumpkin and plant their own seeds to take back to school for observation. A walk through the Arboretum’s Pumpkin Village is the perfect culmination of this lesson. [Offered 9/25-11/17 only]

TEKS:
K.1A, K.1C, K.2C, K.2E, K.3B, K.4B, K.9A, K.9B, K.10D
1.1A, 1.1B, 1.1C, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.3B, 1.4A, 1.9A, 1.10B
2.1A, 2.1B, 2.1C, 2.2C, 2.2E, 2.3B, 2.4A, 2.9A, 2.10B

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Patterns, Cause and Effect, Structure and Function


Seedsational

K–2nd Grade

Students classify living and nonliving things and explore the fascinating world of plants they see throughout the garden by investigating their basic needs, parts and functions. Students discuss plant life cycles and plant their own seeds to take back to school for observation.

TEKS:
K.1A, K.1C, K.2C, K.2E, K.3B, K.4B, K.9A, K.9B, K.10D
1.1A, 1.1B, 1.1C, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.3B, 1.4A, 1.9A, 1.10B
2.1A, 2.1B, 2.1C, 2.2C, 2.2E, 2.3B, 2.4A, 2.9A, 2.10B

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Patterns, Cause and Effect, Structure and Function


Flight of the Honeybee

K-2nd Grade

In this lab, your students will take on the roles of honeybees and flowers to act out the process of pollination and explore the interdependent relationship between these organisms. All students will closely examine honeybee and flower specimens to better understand how flowers attract pollinators and honeybees gather nectar and pollen.

TEKS:
K.1A, K.1B, K.1C, K.2C, K.2E, K.3B, K.4A, K.4B, K.10A, K.10B
1.1A, 1.1B, 1.1C, 1.2C, 1.2E, 1.4A, 1.4B, 1.9B, 1.9C, 1.10A, 1.10B
2.1A, 2.1B, 2.1C, 2.2C, 2.2E, 2.3B, 2.4A, 2.4B, 2.9C, 2.10A, 2.10B

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Patterns, Systems and System Models, Structure and Function


NEW! What’s For Dinner?

K-2nd Grade

Like all ecosystems, the Arboretum is a complex and active place, filled with interconnected organisms. In this lab, students explore two small but significant members of our ecosystem: pill bugs and millipedes. Terrariums with live organisms will be used to investigate living and nonliving things, basic needs of organisms and energy transfer through food chains.

TEKS:
K.1A, K.1B, K.1C, K.2B, K.2C, K.2D, K.2E, K.3C, K.4A, K.4B, K.9A, K.9B
1.1A, 1.1B, 1.1C, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.3B, 1.3C, 1.4A, 1.9A, 1.9B, 1.9C
2.1A, 2.1B, 2.1C, 2.2C, 2.2D, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3B, 2.3C, 2.4A, 2.9C

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Patterns, Systems and System Models, Structure and Function, Energy and Matter


NEW! Plant Detectives

K-2nd Grade

Do all leaves look the same? What about stems and roots? In this lab students identify basic plant parts and investigate plant diversity by comparing and contrasting the unique structures of plants from various ecoregions in Texas. 2nd grade students will explore how the structures of plants allow them to meet their needs.

TEKS:
K.1A, K.1B, K.2C, K.2D, K.2E, K.4A, K.4B, K.9B, K.10A, K.10B
1.1A, 1.1B, 1.2C, 1.2E, 1.4A, 1.10B
2.1A, 2.1B, 2.2C, 2.2D, 2.2E, 2.3B, 2.4A, 2.10B

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Patterns, Cause and Effect, Structure and Function


NEW! Earth Explorers

K-2nd Grade

Introduce your students to the world of geology as they take a closer look at rocks and soils. Students will make close observations of diverse rock and soil samples and explore how we use these natural resources every day.

TEKS:
K.1A, K.2C, K.3B, K.3C, K.4A, K.4B, K.4A, K.7A, K.7C
1.1A, 1.2B, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.3C, 1.4A, 1.4B, 1.5A, 1.7A, 1.7C
2.1A, 2.1B, 2.2C, 2.2D, 2.2 E, 2.2F, 2.3C, 2.4A, 2.4B, 2.5A, 2.7A, 2.7C

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Patterns, Scale, Proportion and Quantity


Wonders of Water

K-2nd Grade

Explore the wonderful world of water! In this lab students will first use tools to observe the properties of water and then identify how we use water every day. Students will discuss natural sources of water and work together to create a filter that can remove debris from a freshwater sample.

TEKS:
K.1A, K.1C, K.2C, K.2E, K.3A, K.4B, K.5A, K.5B, K.7C
1.1A, 1.1C, 1.2E, 1.3A, 1.4A, 1.5A, 1.5B, 1.7B, 1.7C
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.2E, 2.2F, 2.3A, 2.5A, 2.5B, 2.5C, 2.5D, 2.7B

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Cause and Effect, Systems and System Models


NEW! Restless Earth

3rd-5th Grade

Every place has a story. In this lab, students study maps to identify features of Earth’s surface. Then, they explore the slow processes that create geological change: weathering, erosion and deposition. Students use this information to explain why a certain place looks this way it does and predict how the area could change in the future.

TEKS:
3.1A, 3.2B, 3.2D, 3.2F, 3.3A, 3.4A, 3.7A
4.1A, 4.2B, 4.2D, 4.3A, 4.3C, 4.4A, 4.7B
5.1A, 5.2C, 5.2D, 5.3A, 5.3C, 5.4A, 5.7B

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and Effect, Scale, Proportion and Quantity, Energy and Matter, Stability and Change


H2 Oh!

3rd-5th Grade

Water has some amazing properties! Students take a closer look at the physical properties of water and work in teams to create a usable water wheel, showing how this natural resource can serve as renewable source of energy.

TEKS:
3.1A, 3.1B, 3.2B, 3.4A, 3.5A, 3.6A, 3.7D
4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2B, 4.2F, 4.3C, 4.4A, 4.5A, 4.6A, 4.7C
5.1A, 5.1B, 5.2C, 5.2D, 5.2F, 5.4A, 5.5A, 5.6A, 5.7A

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:
Cause and Effect, Systems and System Models, Structure and Function

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