K-8 Biodiversity PEEK curriculum resource kits, lesson plan packets, and professional development workshops!
The Biodiversity P.E.E.K. pre K–8 curriculum is:
- STEM + Art = STEAM !
- focused on the science standards of your classroom.
- fun enough to be used as an after school enrichment program.
- flexible to fit with the specific needs and opportunities of your site.
Biodiversity PEEK students spend time outside observing and wondering about the wild plants and animals we often overlook. Biodiversity PEEK kids do real, meaningful citizen-science using digital photography and an international database. Students’ natural curiosity about how photography works is also piqued as they create art such as solar-prints, solve a ghostly mystery, re-invent photography by designing, building and tinkering with a camera-obscura, and construct a model to gain a hands-on understanding of how light functions in photography and vision.
Through a guided nature journal students develop their own questions, investigate/research some of these questions, share their findings and develop a feasible biodiversity project.
Biodiversity PEEK lessons are interdisciplinary, with a focus on natural science, art, engineering, reading and writing, math, and design