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Butterflies + Moths


DESCRIPTION

Discover the similarities and differences between butterflies and moths including their life cycle, body structure and other interesting facts.

OBJECTIVES

Students will be able to view specimens of butterflies and moths, learn about colors, size, adaptations for survival and the metamorphosis cycle while engaging in a hands-on extension activity.




Animals in the Garden


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Trees


DESCRIPTION

Discover how important Earth’s trees are to all living things.

OBJECTIVES

Students will learn about the many benefits trees provide including food and shelter, combating climate change and providing oxygen to clean the air. Trees cool when it is hot, conserve energy, save water, prevent soil erosion and shield from ultra-violet rays. Trees provide building materials, mark the seasons and beautify our earth. Students will examine a tree cookie (crosscut tree sample) with a hand lens, learn about a special Texas tree and be introduced to some of the Amarillo Botanical Garden’s trees.




Texas


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Rain Forest


DESCRIPTION

Learn many interesting facts about rainforests and explore the differences between rain forests and jungles.

OBJECTIVES

Students will have the opportunity to learn the location of some of Earth's largest rainforests, understand how the climate determines plant growth and necessitates different levels of vegetation and be introduced to some of the animals that live in rain forests.




Honeybees


DESCRIPTION

Honeybees are the world’s most important pollinator of food crops and this lesson gives students an in-depth look at their lifecycle, colony dynamics and other interesting facts.

OBJECTIVES

Students will view a working honeybee hive (field trip only), learn age appropriate terms describing the honeybee and their lives, understand how honey is made and glimpse what is involved in keeping hives.




Ladybug's Life Cycle


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Plants and How They Grow


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