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Insects in Winter

from Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Except for a few that migrate, most of the insects we see in the spring, summer and fall are still around in the winter in some form. Where are they and how do they survive the cold? Share the results of your experiment to explore the answer. Can you find any insect evidence outside? Hint: look at the plants!

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $135.00


USD for American and other international schools
CAD for Canadian schools.
IMPORTANT: The price will increase to $135 on January 1, 2017. Book a program before that date and pay the 2016 price - $130.

Lesson price is for groups of up to 35 students.
Invoices are sent out at the end of each month.
Payment is accepted in both currencies by cheque/check or credit card.

Length

45 minutes for 2nd to 8th grade


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

35


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Booking Information

Available December to March only.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Minimum of 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations, excluding cancellations due to nature, i.e., school closed because of snow days.
No cancellation fee will be assessed if you reschedule within two months of the original program date.
If a program is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, a cancellation fee ($60) will be charged.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 12 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment., Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Contact:
Karin Davidson-Taylor
kdavidsontaylor@rbg.ca
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details

Format

1. This program begins with a Think/Pair/Share activity.
2. Students report on and discuss results of experiment.
3. Explore how social insects survive then we'll examine the bur carefully and discover what's inside.
4. Investigate other ways that insects survive winter.
5. Questions and answers are welcome both during and after the interaction.

Objectives

The participant will:
- explore how insects in places with cold winters survive
- compare their survival adaptations to other groups of animals
- develop an appreciation for the insect winter survival

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All grades:
A1: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry;
A2: Understanding about scientific inquiry;
E3: Understanding about science and technology;
G1: Science as a human endeavour.
NS.K-4.3: Life Science:
C1: Characteristics of animals;
C2: Life cycles of living things;
C3: Organisms and their environments;
NS.5-8.3: Life Science:
C1: Structure and function of living systems;
C2: Reproduction and heredity;
C4: Populations and ecosystems;
C5: Diversity and adaptations of organisms;

State Standards

Ontario:
Science - Living Systems
Grade 1: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Grade 2: Growth and Changes in Animals
Grade 4: Habitats and communities
Grade 6: Biodiversity
Alberta:
Science
Grade 1: Needs of Animals and Plants
Grade 2: Small Crawling and Flying Animals
Grade 3: Animal Life Cycles