We Are All in this Together Program

This program will begin with a short presentation for your group at the amphitheater, please schedule this when you register for your field trip. Then lead your group around the Zoo reading information about the animals as the students fill out their scavenger hunt worksheets. All worksheets and information sheets are the responsibility of the teacher; they will not be available at the Zoo the day of the field trip.

Grades 3-5 Teacher Pack

Student Worksheet

Michigan Science Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) Covered:

  • S.IP.E.1 Inquiry involves generating questions, conducting investigations, and developing solutions to problems through reasoning and observation.
  • K-7 Standard S.IA: Develop an understanding that scientific inquiry and investigations require analysis and communication of findings, using appropriate technology.
  • L.OL.03.32 Identify and compare structures in animals used for controlling body temperature, support, movement, food-getting, and protection (for example: fur, wings, teeth, scales). *
  • L.EV.E.1 Environmental Adaptation - Different kinds of organisms have characteristics that help them to live in different environments.
  • L.EV.03.11 Relate characteristics and functions of observable parts in a variety of plants that allow them to live in their environment (leaf shape, thorns, odor, color). *
  • L.EV.03.12 Relate characteristics and functions of observable body parts to the ability of animals to live in their environment (sharp teeth, claws, color, body coverings). *
  • E.ES.03.43 Describe ways humans are protecting, extending, and restoring resources (recycle, reuse, reduce, renewal).
  • E.ES.03.44 Recognize that paper, metal, glass, and some plastics can be recycled.
  • L.OL.E.1 Life Requirements - Organisms have basic needs. Animals and plants need air, water, and food. Plants also require light. Plants and animals use food as a source of energy and as a source of building material for growth and repair.
    • L.OL.04.15 Determine that plants require air, water, light, and a source of energy and building material for growth and repair.
    • L.OL.04.16 Determine that animals require air, water, and a source of energy and building material for growth and repair.
  • L.EV.04.22 Identify how variations in physical characteristics of individual organisms give them an advantage for survival and reproduction.
  • L.EC.E.1 Interactions- Organisms interact in various ways including providing food and shelter to one another. Some interactions are helpful; others are harmful to the organism and other organisms.
    • L.EC.04.11 Identify organisms as part of a food chain or food web.
  • L.EV.M.1 Species Adaptation and Survival- Species with certain traits are more likely than others to survive and have offspring in particular environments. When an environment changes, the advantage or disadvantage of the species’ characteristics can change. Extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and the characteristics of a species are insufficient to allow survival.
    • L.EV.05.11 Explain how behavioral characteristics (adaptation, instinct, learning, habit) of animals help them to survive in their environment.
    • L.EV.05.12 Describe the physical characteristics (traits) of organisms that