San Diego Zoo
Field Trip to San Diego Zoo Today you will learn more about animals at a the San Diego Zoo in southern California.

Today’s Activities

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Watch & Read

Let’s have some fun today! We are going on a field trip!!! Use this link to the San Diego Zoo, and spend some time looking at the animals and learning a little bit about them. Watch some of the videos and live feeds of the animals. Read some of the stories, just take some time to explore the zoo. Enjoy your time learning about something YOU are interested in.

After you have explored the zoo, write me a letter about what you saw and did while you were at the zoo. This can be imaginary, with a blend of what you learned from the website. Try to make your writing fun to read, and exciting for the reader, but keep it somewhat realistic. Use the animals that are in the zoo in your letter, not things that would not normally be part of the zoo. Be sure to use a friendly letter format. — Mrs. Burr from Curtis Creek

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Brain Teasers!

Brain Teasers! Challenge yourself to solve these math puzzles. Share one or more with someone else and explain your thinking.

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems!

Worksheet 1
Worksheet 2

Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with this worksheet to target foundational math skills! 

Worksheet 1

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Think Like a Scientist

Watch this video and find out, Why Is The Ocean So Salty?
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Get moving!

Take two buckets and a sponge. Use the sponge to soak up water from one bucket and run it to the other bucket. Have buckets at least 30 ft from each other. See how high you can get it in 5 min. Run!

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get creative!

Create an ocean scene using materials around your house: paper plates, seran wrap, aluminum. Attach your scene to the fridge, wall, or door?

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