Weekly Lesson Plans: Outdoor Science


Put on some sunscreen and grab your binoculars; we’re headed outside to explore the amazing world of plants and animals right outside your doorstep!

In Outdoor Science, your student(s) will learn more about the plants and animals living in your very own environment through daily lessons, including hands-on activities, experiments, digital resources and active outside investigations. See the appropriate grade-bands and topics below to get started!

Grades K-2

Living vs. non-living, food chains and webs, structures of plants and animals, adaptations and shelters.


Grades 3-5

Habitats, structures and functions of plants and animals, plant and animal adaptations, interdependence, and impacts of human-caused and natural changes to habitats.


Grades 6-8

Impacts of human activities on the environment, the interdependence of organisms and their environment, photosynthesis, heredity and natural selection.