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: Nocturnal World :

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(AKA Night Hike) Students will explore Glen Helen at night and learn about the special adaptations of nocturnal animals. Sensory awareness activities during the hike will teach students how to use their senses to navigate in the dark. On clear nights, students will stargaze and learn constellations.

Objectives for the Nocturnal World Lesson

Science Standards Covered by the Nocturnal World Lesson

Grade Five
Earth and Space Sciences
A.1 Describe how night and day are caused by Earth’s rotation.
A.2 Explain that Earth is one of several planets to orbit the sun, and that the moon orbits the Earth.
A.4 Explain that stars are like the sun, some being smaller and some larger, but so far away that they look like points of light.