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Backyard Science STEM & Animals-Waterfalls, Frog Bogs, Chickens, & Gardens

Jessica Locke: Martial Arts-Karate-Life Skills
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In this preschool class, we will go on science explorations through my backyard and discover animals like frogs, snails, chickens, koi, flowers, vegetables, waterfalls, and frog bogs! Includes math and hands-on activities!

Class Experience

US Grade Preschool
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Waterfall & Frog Bog
In this lesson, students will take a tour of the waterfall and the frog bog. We will observe the frogs and tadpoles in both locations in both the daytime and at night time (hint: they're very loud at night!), as well as take a peek at the Koi fish! Students will receive a frog themed packet for exploration throughout the week (includes coloring, tracing, counting, and other activities). We will also hunt for snails of various sizes!
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Chickens! This week, learners will explore backyard chickens. We'll collect their eggs, observe the various colors, talk about how fresh eggs don't have to go in the fridge, feed them a few different things, and watch them interact with each other. I will make a brownie recipe with my eggs, and post the recipe for the children to make their own batch of brownies (my favorite way of using math!).
 Week 3
Lesson 3
This week, students will explore gardening. The students will observe me planting a seed for a familiar vegetable, and discuss what a plant needs to grow. We will also take a walk through my backyard and observe many different types of plants-including those that grow IN my waterfall and bog, and discuss WHY plants growing in the waterfall are a good thing.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
This week will be all about the flowers. We'll hunt around the yard for different flowers, and observe their sizes and shapes. We will also hunt for bugs on the flowers, and release ladybugs near the rose bushes to eat the aphids.
With over 15 years teaching preschool aged students, I love to bring to life language, science, and math with practical topics of interest to this age group! 
Students will need help completing some of the activities (some contain scissors), as well as help operating the oven for the brownie recipe! 
Joined April, 2020
Hi there! My name is Jessica, and I am a homeschooling mom to four children. I have worked with preschool and kinder aged children for over 15 years, and have done everything from running a preschool center, teaching classes, and designing... 
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4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

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