Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Grade 1 - Science

Program - Bird Program

Description - This program will explain basic characteristics of birds and what they have in common.   We will focus on  adaptations of birds and how they depend on these adaptations for survival, local species of birds and bird conservation. 

Time required - Approximately 1/2 hour

Size requirements - 50 students or less


Guided Nature Hikes (Creekfield Lake and 40 Acre Lake)

  •   1 - 20 Students - $40.00 
  • 21 - 40 Students - $60.00  
  • 41 - 60 Students - $80.00  
  • 61 - 80 Students - $100.00  
  • 81-100 Students - $120.00  

Classroom Programs
Unfortunately all classroom programs have been suspended indefinitely.

  • Reptile Program
    • 1 - 50 Students - $20.00
  • Mammal Program
    • 1 - 50 Students - $20.00
  • Bird Program
    • 1 - 50 Students - $20.00
  • Aquatic Invertebrate Program (available for grades 3 - 5)
    • 1 - 30 students - $60.00

No charge for Nature Center

Reservations must be made in advance and are subject to availability

The following Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Grade 1 Science will be addressed with this program

§112.3. Science, Grade 1

(a)  Introduction.

(1)  In Grade 1, the study of science includes simple classroom and field investigations to help students develop the skills of asking questions, gathering information, making measurements using non-standard units, with tools such as a thermometer to extend their senses, constructing explanations, and drawing conclusions. Students also use computers and information technology tools to support their investigations.
(2)  As students learn science skills, they identify components of the natural world including rocks, soil, and natural resources. Students observe that heat from the Sun or friction, is an example of something that causes change. In addition, students identify basic needs of living things, explore ways that living things depend on each other, and separate living organisms and nonliving things into groups. Students identify parts that can be put together with other parts to do new things.

(b)  Knowledge and skills.

(1)  Scientific processes. The student conducts classroom and field investigations following home and school safety procedures. The student is expected to:
(A)  demonstrate safe practices during classroom and field investigations; and
(B)  learn how to use and conserve resources and materials.
(2)  Scientific processes. The student develops abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry in the field and the classroom. The student is expected to:
(A)  ask questions about organisms, objects, and events;
(6)  Science concepts. The student knows that systems have parts and are composed of organisms and objects. The student is expected to:
(A)  sort organisms and objects according to their parts and characteristics;
(B)  observe and describe the parts of plants and animals;
(7)  Science concepts. The student knows that many types of change occur. The student is expected to:
(D)  observe and record changes in the life cycle of organisms
(9)  Science concepts. The student knows that living organisms have basic needs. The student is expected to:
(A)  identify characteristics of living organisms that allow their basic needs to be met; and
(B)  compare and give examples of the ways living organisms depend on each other for their basic needs.

Updated: Aug 19, 2011