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Second graders examine a variety of leaves. In groups or individually, they write down their observations on each leaf type and compare them to each other. To end the lesson, they share their observations with the class and draw the leaves.
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Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Living & Non-Living Interactions
What better way to learn about ecosystems than by getting outside and observing them first hand? Accompanying a field trip to a local park or outdoor space, this series of collaborative activities engages children in learning about the...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Growing Minds: Cabbage Exploration
It's all about cabbage in this scientific observation resource! After reading a related story, learners explore three varieties of cabbage. They observe the leaves using a leaf diagram, predicting what the middle might look like. They...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Marvelous Measurement in the Outdoor Classroom
Here is a lesson that isn't just about making scientific observations, it's also about determining which tool is needed to collect accurate data. After reviewing what it means to be safe when working outdoors, the class hikes around the...
2nd Science CCSS: Adaptable