Nature in the Streets

A nature walk in the city? Sure! Partners use their science notebooks to record observation and illustrations of trees, birds, grasses, etc. that they discover on a walk through the neighborhood.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members create a mural of their walk path and then place their illustrations on the mural
  • Locate photos of what the neighborhood looked like in the past and project these images before or after the walk
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson can be easily adapted for suburban or rural schools
  • Pre-plan the route to ensure a safe and rich observation environment
Pros

  • The exercise gets kids thinking about how nature survives even in an urban environment
Cons

  • The lesson does not extend beyond initial observatons
Common Core