Creatures of Myth and Legend
Age 3rd grade and up • 45 minutes • $275
Have you ever wondered whooo inspired a ghost story? Or maybe what animal the Igbo people revere? Join our naturalists for a program all about the ways animals inspire myths and legends across the globe. Ask about adding a flying bird for 5th grade and up groups!
4.LS1.A.1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and plant reproduction. [Clarification Statement: Examples of structures could include thorns, stems, roots, colored petals, heart, stomach, lung, brain, and skin.]
6. Knowledge of relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions. C. Ideas and beliefs of different cultures. 2nd Grade. Recall stories and songs that reflect the cultural history of peoples from various regions in the United States including regional folk figures, Native American legends and African American folktales.
3b. Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of the World. 6th Grade: Examine river civilizations including: a. Ancient Egypt in North Africa (pyramids and mathematic s) b. India (religions and culture) c. Mesopotamia (beginnings of civilization) d. China (technological advances)
6-8.LS1.B.1 Construct an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors as well as specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively. [Clarification Statement: Examples of animal behaviors that affect the probability of animal reproduction could include nest building to protect young from cold, herding of animals to protect young from predators, and vocalization of animals and colorful plumage to attract mates for breeding. Examples of animal behaviors that affect the probability of plant reproduction could include transferring pollen or seeds; and, creating conditions for seed germination and growth. Examples of plant structures that affect the probability of plant reproduction could include bright flowers attracting butterflies that transfer pollen, flower nectar and odors that attract insects that transfer pollen, and hard shells on nuts that squirrels bury.]
6-8.LS2.B.1 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on describing the conservation of matter and flow of energy into and out of various ecosystems, including food chains and food webs.]