Grade 6 Programs

FI = Programs available in French for French Immersion Schools
MP = Maximum number of participants for a half day program
Blue = curriculum connection

Below are curriculum topics and a list of our programs that connect to some or all of the expectations

Biodiversity


Birds (Grades JK – 4, 6,7) FI
What makes birds unique? Learn where they live, what they eat and how they behave. Feed the winter Chickadees.
(All year)

Trees (Grades JK, 1, 3, 4, 6) FI
Trees play an important role in our lives. Learn about forest ecology, fruits, seeds and tree life cycles. (All year)

Amazing Animals (Grades JK – 2, 4, 6) FI
Uncover the differences between the animal groups. Wildlife native to the Arboretum will be emphasized. (All year)

Urban Wildlife (Grades 1- 4, 6, 7) FI
Explore nature in the city. Learn about the uniqueness of urban dwellers and how they have adapted to city life.
(All year)

Ecosystems (Grades 6, 7) FI
Discover that everything is connected studying Arboretum ecosystems.
(All year)

Habitats (Grades 1,3, 4, 6, 7) FI
What is a habitat and why is it such a significant ecological concept? Learn about the four basic needs of all living things.
(All year)

Pond Life (Grades JK - 3, 4, 6, 7) FI MP = 60
Study life above and below the surface of the pond.
(April to November)

Biodiversity (Grades 6, 7) FI
What is Biodiversity? Conduct surveys to determine the diversity and health of sample environments. (April to November)

Ecology Games (Grades 4, 6, 7) FI
Play a variety of games and learn that everything plays an important role in nature. (All year)

River Studies (Grades 6, 7) FI MP = 30
Step into the shallows of the Humber River and uncover its secrets.
(Mid April to November)

Who Gives a Hoot (Grades JK – 2, 4, 6) FI
Find out about the owl species of the Humber River Valley and explore their habitats.
(September to February)

Maple Syrup Harvesting (Grades JK – 7) FI
Travel back to a time when maple sap was collected in pails and carried to a wood fired evaporator. Samples may be provided.
(February to March)

Plants (Grades 3,4,6) FI MP = 30
Learn about the importance of plants in our world and discover the variety of plants in the forests and meadows of the Arboretum.
(April to November)

Survival Game (Grades 5, 6, 7) MP = 60
This unique game highlights the challenges animals face in nature, in order to survive. Students will be split into different groups including herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, elements, and disease. We will then bring the students to a natural setting where they will try to locate food and water stations to ensure their survival.
(June to February)

Monarchs and Milkweed(Grade 1, 3, 4, 6, 7)
While learning about general plant characteristics students will better understand how the Milkweed plant, Monarch caterpillars only food source, acts as a habitat for a community of interacting insects. Students will have an opportunity to learn about the characteristics, life cycles, and behaviours of Monarch butterflies
(September - Early October)

Pollinators (Grade 1-4, 6, 7, 9-12)
Are you aware of the many ways that humans rely on pollinators? Come to the Arboretum to see a diversity of pollinators and find out how and why we should act to protect them!

First Nations Peoples and European Explorers


First Nation People (Grades 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) FI
Journey back in time and explore ways in which life was different for the Huron people.
(All year)

First Nation Games (Grades 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) FI MP =60
The First Nations People played many games. Have fun learning about their customs.
(All year)

Canada's Links to the World


Orienteering (Grades 5 – 8) FI MP = 30
After an introduction to the fundamentals of compass and map reading, take part in orienteering activities.
(All year)

Early Settlers of the Humber (Grade 1-3, 6, 7)
‘Furs, Fires and Frostbite’ (Fall/ Winter) or ‘Sap, Saws and Seeds‘ (Spring/Summer)
Learn about the seasonal activities of early settlers through artifacts, hands on projects, crafts and dramatizations.

Daily Physical Activity


Tobogganing (Grades All) FI MP = 30
Discover the historical importance of toboggans and enjoy this winter activity (weather permitting). (December-February)

Snowshoeing (Grades All) FI MP = 30
Discover the historical importance of snowshoes and enjoy this winter activity (weather permitting). (December-February)

First Nation Games (Grades 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) FI MP =60
The First Nations People played many games. Have fun learning about their customs.
(Mid-may to November)

Survival Game (Grades 5, 6, 7) MP = 60
This unique game highlights the challenges animals face in nature, in order to survive. Students will be split into different groups including herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, elements, and disease. We will then bring the students to a natural setting where they will try to locate food and water stations to ensure their survival.
(June to February)






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