Fresh Air Family in the Classroom
Many of our field trips and Gross Out Camp programs can be converted to interactive design-thinking
classroom programs. We can also bring in live animal shows.
Ask about our writing programs with an international award-winning professional writer.
Fees are $60 for the first hour, $50 per hour for each same day program. Animals programs start at $100 per hour and $60 per same day/place program. .Email Programs@FreshAirFamily.org or call 205-540-6642.
Your seeds need to survive! How can they disperse across a "river" of tissue paper? Design a way for seeds to travel based on how plants spread. Or, invent a new way using design-thinking. Using pip-cleaners, tissue paper, marbles, gloves and more to create dispersal systems. Warning: Disco music has been known to play during this exercise!
Physical Science 5.7
Life Science 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.11, 5.8
See an animal show with all kinds of gross animals from snakes to lizards to hissing cockroaches! Students can touch and hold these animals for full engagement. Lessons on adaptations, habitats, beak adaptations, and more. We have a program for special needs, even for self-contained classes.
Life Science: K.3, K4, 1.6, 3.5, 3.11,4.11
Science experiments engage the students by making goo/slime. Creating polymers into a slimy mixture, students create a solid that can be shaped into a variety of forms. We play the polymer/monomer game. A second experiment mixes water and sugar to create liquids of varying densities. Each mix sports a different color to demonstrate its density.
Physical Science: 2.1, 2.3, 5.1, 5.4
Reporters at the scene
Reporters at the Scene have to create a scene from a list of possibilities, describe it and report on the facts. First, we will work in groups to create a variety of scenarios. Then, the group will craft a scenario to share with the whole group. After each of the scenarios are presented, each student will have to write a news story or essay on each of the events created by the other groups. The workshop will focus on creative story writing, storytelling and factual writing. Taught by an internationally award-winning reporter. Adjustable to ages and grades.
Standards: Vocabulary, Phonics, Comprehension, Creative and factual writing, Interviewing skills, Sequenced events, Explanatory and informative writing, Collaboration.
Word Play starts with a list of silly sounding, but real words, that have fallen out of common use, such as bumblepuppy. They will work in teams to come up with a definition of the word and must use it in a sentence. After a series of words and definitions are finished, the students will pick words from the list to make up a story. Teams are scored on originality and how close they come to the original definition. Fun for most ages. Taught by an award-winning professional writer.
Standards: Vocabulary, Collaboration, Creative Writing, Phonics, Spelling, Grammar.