I’ve co-taught virtual field trips for Wolf Ridge, but never as the only human. Today I shared the task with a Black-capped Chickadee and a Red Squirrel. I think it went well.
For this Virtual Field Trip, Mr. G., a Glendale Elementary teacher, wanted to focus on vocabulary and scientific practices. Scientific practices: slow down, notice things, take notes, and share with others. Vocabulary: living, nonliving, kingdoms of life (plant, animal, fungus), population, community, ecosystem, symbiosis
Our 30-minute class was broken into 3 parts:
The entire time students collected data by sketching in their science notebooks, then labeling their illustrations as we chatted about what we were seeing.