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Living things move and grow, right? A stick floating down the river moves and a crystal grows – but are they alive? In this interactive program, primary students explore the world of living and non-living things via a scavenger hunt. To reinforce the difference between living and non-living things, we end the program by planting seeds and growing crystals for the classroom. As both the crystals and plants change over time, children can be challenged to ponder what it means to be part of the living world.

Science Curriculum Links *

Understanding Life Systems:

  • Grade 1 – Needs and Characteristics of Living Things

Season Availability

Fall, Spring

Program Location

Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre
Douro-Dummer, ON

* Curriculum links for this program are based on "The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Science and Technology"

Feel free to contact us about modifying programs to suit older or younger students.