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Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is a great place to observe weather.  Located near downtown Los Angeles, this urban park offers a 360 degree view of the Los Angeles Basin from the mighty Pacific Ocean to the majestic surrounding mountains and the city below.  Your students will have the opportunity to interact with our distance learning specialists to learn about weather, climate and the story of this unique place perched above one of the largest urban hubs in California.

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Subject Area

Science (see Content Standards for specific information)

Grade Levels

3rd and 5th Grades

Primary Academic Content Standards

Primary Common Core State Standards
3rd grade
RI.3.1, W.3.9, 3.MP.2, 3.MP.4, 3.MP.5, 3. MD.B.3

5th grade
RI.5.7, W.5.8, 5.MP4.2, 5.MP.4

Primary Next Generation Science Standards
3rd grade
3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS2-2

5th grade
5-ESS2-1, 5.ESS3-1

Time Required

2 In Class Lessons (45-50 minutes each)
1 Videoconference Lesson from Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (45-50 minutes)

Academic Contributors

Robert Jeffers
Environmental Stewardship Lead Teacher
Dorsey High School, Los Angeles Unified School District

Stacey Vigallon
Director of Interpretation
Los Angeles Audubon