⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Mt Baldy Snow Play for Kids in January 2023

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⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Mt Baldy Snow Play for Kids in January 2023

Grade Level: 3-5

Subject: Science / Physical Education

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

- Students will learn about Mt Baldy Snow Play and its features as a winter recreational area.
- Students will explore the science behind snow formation and the importance of winter safety.
- Students will collaborate to create a winter safety brochure for Mt Baldy Snow Play.

- Pictures or videos showcasing Mt Baldy Snow Play in winter
- Informational texts or websites about snow formation and winter safety
- Writing materials (paper, pens/pencils)
- Computers or devices with internet access for research


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the concept of winter recreational areas and their characteristics.
- Introduce Mt Baldy Snow Play as a popular destination for winter activities.

2. Reading and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Show pictures or videos of Mt Baldy Snow Play in winter to the students.
- Read an informational text or provide information about the snow play area, the activities available, and the importance of winter safety.
- Engage students in a discussion by asking questions such as: What do you notice about Mt Baldy Snow Play? What activities can you see people doing there? Why is winter safety important?

3. Snow Formation and Safety (20 minutes):
- Explain the science behind snow formation, including the role of temperature and moisture.
- Discuss the importance of winter safety measures, such as dressing warmly, wearing appropriate footwear, and being cautious on icy surfaces.
- Provide examples and scenarios to help students understand the potential dangers and how to mitigate them.

4. Collaborative Activity: Creating a Winter Safety Brochure (15 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups.
- Instruct each group to create a winter safety brochure for Mt Baldy Snow Play, highlighting the important safety measures discussed.
- Encourage students to include visually appealing graphics, clear and concise information, and practical tips for visitors.

5. Group Presentations (5 minutes per group):
- Allocate time for each group to present their winter safety brochure to the class.
- Encourage students to explain the rationale behind their design choices and the importance of the safety measures highlighted in their brochures.

6. Class Discussion and Wrap-up (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion about the significance of Mt Baldy Snow Play in the local community and the opportunities it provides for winter recreation.
- Ask students to reflect on their own experiences with winter activities and the safety precautions they take.
- Discuss the importance of enjoying winter activities responsibly and respecting the natural environment.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

? MOUNT BALDY SNOW PLAY - Visited on 01/19/2023Full detailed blog post on what to expect and useful tips from our visit:https://www.califoreigners.com..../mount-baldy-snow-pl us =Instagram: http://instagram.com/thecaliforeignersTikTok: @califoreignersSee you soon with another video around California!- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Music by: LesFM (Patreon)Song: Cozy Forest

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