Special Studies Rotation

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Form I (grade 1-3): Broad and General Exposure to the Natural World

A Wildflowers & Fruits
and
Birds & Spiders
Evergreen Trees
and
Birds in Winter
(Bird song)
Wildflowers & Trees
and
Insects
B Wildflowers & Fruits
and
Birds & Reptiles
Deciduous Trees
and
Birds & Animals in Winter
(Tracks)
Wildflowers & Trees
and
Bird Nesting
C Wildflowers & Fruits
and
Birds & Mammals
Fruit Trees
and
Birds & Animals
(Migration & Hibernation)
Wildflowers & Trees
and
Amphibians

Form II (grade 4-6): Narrower Look at Specific Species

A Wildflowers
and
Spiders
Evergreen Trees
and
Birds in Winter
Garden Flowers
and
Insects
B Weeds, Water Plants & Grass
and
Small Mammals
Deciduous Trees
and
Fish
Wildflowers
and
Birds
C Non-Flowering Plants
(Ferns, Fungi & Moss)
and
Large Mammals
Fruit Trees
and
Earthworms OR Ants
Cultivated Crops
(Field & Gardens)
and
Reptiles & Amphibians

Form III (grade 7-8): Broad Cross-Species Comparison

A Seed Dispersal
and
Animal Behavior
Plants in Winter
and
Animal Communities
Plant Travel
and
Migration
B Water Plants
and
Symbiosis
Plant Uses
(Animal and Human)
and
Animal Homes
Pollination
and
Animal Babies & Parenting
C Photosynthesis OR Carnivorous Plants and
Nocturnal Animals
Mold, Yeast & Bacteria
and
Hibernation
Leaf Buds & Seedling Growth
and
Animal Structure

Form V-VI (grade 10-12): Year Long Biome/Ecosystem Observation

A Aquatic Biome/Ecosystem
B Woodland Biome/Ecosystem
C Grassland Biome/Ecosystem

Related:
PRINTABLE Version of this Rotation
ADE Teacher Training Video: Special Studies & Object Lessons – Coming Soon
Implementing Special Studies – An Outline
Natural History: Implementing Special Studies (full explanation)
Special Studies Rotation – Retired Version

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