Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing

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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 and detailed sketches. Once students become comfortable with this activity, it can be repeated as a supplement to elementary science units on just about any topic.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • A list of tips are provided for adapting the lesson to meet the needs of all children
  • Includes an activity that extends learning about descriptive writing
  • Provides a suggestion for a related service learning project
  • A rubric is included for for assessing nature journals
Cons

  • Additional scaffolding may be necessary to support all children with recording their observations of nature
Common Core