Tri-County Geocaching Course
(by Scott Edmundson)Group Names:_______________________________ District/ National Science Content Standards : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Science as Inquiry - Grades 3-5 Essential Concepts and/or SkillsIdentify and generate questions that can be answered through scientificinvestigations.Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, process, and analyze data.Incorporate mathematics in science inquiries.Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.Earth & Space - Grades 3-5 Essential Concepts and/or SkillsUnderstand and apply knowledge of properties and uses of earth materials.Understand and apply knowledge of processes and changes on or in the earth’sland, oceans, and atmosphere.Understand and apply knowledge of weather and weather patterns.Life Science - Grades 3-5 Essential Concepts and/or SkillsUnderstand and apply knowledge of organisms and their environments,including:
Structures, characteristics, and adaptations of organisms that allow themto function and survive within their habitats.
How individual organisms are influenced by internal and external factors.Understand and apply knowledge of environmental stewardship.Understand and apply knowledge of basic human body systems and how theywork together.Understand and apply knowledge of personal health and wellness issues.Physical Science - Grades 3-5 Essential Concepts and/or SkillsUnderstand and apply knowledge of how to describe and identify substancesbased on characteristic properties.Understand and apply knowledge of states of matter and changes in states ofmatter.Understand and apply knowledge of sound, light, electricity, magnetism, andheat.
Year End Activity
In this activity you will become familiar with a GPS unit and use this unit to helpnavigate your way to answering spatial questions pertaining to both science and