Westminster Woods Alternative Assignment

Emily-you can write in that booklet and you can do any of the pages you would like to do, even if it isn't assigned on here. I know there's a word search in there and there might be some other fun things to do, too. Feel free to do them.

Do all the art, music and PE with Mrs. Zamora's class. Use this page to select what you want to do. In no way are you expected to do all of this. I would like you to read through this webpage, and select a couple of the projects you would like to do. Do one, and when you finish, select another one. If time, do another-keep going until the week ends. None of this is homework. Any work you do, do at school. You will have no homework this week.

Have a great week; we will all miss you at camp.

Water Cycle-

Do page 9 from the booklet. On binder paper, define the terms from that page. You can type them in Pages or Word if you prefer.
Use the Internet to find the definitions.

Use the links below to gain more information. You may research more and find YouTube videos, if you'd like.

The Water Cycle for Kids

Water Molecule Video

Create a story of a water molecule as it moves all over the world. Use the water cycle as the basis for the story. You may type this and print it out. If you'd like to use graphics from the Internet, feel free to do so. This should have quite a bit of detail to it. Think of the game you played last year in third grade when you traveled all over as a water molecule.


Use page 10 of the booklet as a starting point. You will need to research watersheds. You might start at the following link:

Watersheds for Kids

Play the watershed game at What is a Watershed?

After playing the game, think of five Big Ideas and then some details that can support those ideas. You can type them up and print it out.

Use the Dutch Bill Creek Watershed page-click here.

Watch the following videos:

The Web of Life: Dutch Bill Creek Watershed

The Signs of a Healthy Creek

Create a mini poster on either Pages or Word that shows why Dutch Bill Creek needs to be healthy and what people can do to help make it healthy. You can use text and graphics to do this. It needn't be tremendously detailed, but should be something that could be hung up and used for people to gain knowledge.

Benthic Macroinvertebrates-

Research benthic macroinvertebrates and find out what they are. Select three and tell something about them. You can add images as well. Put this either in Pages or Word.


Use the following webpage to learn about symbiosis: Biology for Kids, Relationships Between Things.

Watch the following video to find out about symbiosis.


Define the three types of symbiosis and give an example for each type. Put this in Word or in Pages. Feel free to add graphics if you'd like.

Lichen has a symbiotic relationship. Look up lichen and find out what it is. You can start here: Biology for Kids. Lichen. Feel free to look up other sites, too.

Tell what type of relationship lichen has and explain why. Put your work in Page or Word.

Nature at Night-

We will be hiking at night. Use this link Night Animals and see if you can identify the nocturnal animal before "turning on the light."

Watch this video about nocturnal animals: Nocturnal Animals and try to figure out the animals.

Use this link to investigate nocturnal animals and their traits.

Use this link to learn about specific nocturnal animals. Select four of them that you think would be in a forest environment and tell about them as to why they are successful at night. Put this in Pages or Word.

Use this page, Biology for Kids, Sight and the Eye, and find out about rods and cones. Then, watch this video about rods and cones.

Tell how rods help animals see better at night. Explain how cones work. Put this in Pages or Word.

Banana Slug-

Watch this Banana Slug video. You may do additional research if you'd like. Create a fact sheet about banana slugs. Be sure to tell their role in a community. Add photos from online to go along with your facts. Put this in Pages or Word.

Humus and Soil Formation-

Use the links below to learn about soil formation. Focus on how humus helps build soil. Give a summary of how soil is made and be sure that humus is part of that summary. You may do this as a written document, a graphic, a flow chart or whatever your creative mind thinks of!

Soil Formation-video

Humus-National Geographic

Food Chains and Food Webs-

Use the food web and food chain links on the life science section of our website. Click here to get that page. Learn about them, play the games and then try to create a food web that would use forest animals. Be sure you have producers, first level consumers and second level consumers in your web. Draw this on paper.

This is more than what you can do within the week. Do what you can, and you need not do them in the order that they show up on this page. Remember, this is not homework and does not need to be done at home. I hope you learn a lot from these activities.

See you after the break, Emily-