By Steve Rich

Whilst it s simply impossible to take scholars out to discover the wildlife, deliver the flora and fauna to the school room. truly geared up and simple to exploit, this useful advisor comprises greater than 50 technology classes in six devices: Greening the varsity, bugs, crops, Rocks and Soils, Water, and within the Sky. All classes comprise ambitions, fabrics lists, tactics, reproducible info sheets, rules for adapting to assorted grade degrees, dialogue questions, and subsequent steps. just about all the wanted fabrics are low-cost or maybe loose (such as leaves and rocks), and for those who do get the opportunity to enterprise outdoor, the teachings will paintings there, too. through the use of Steve wealthy s follow-up to his well known booklet open air technology: a realistic advisor, you could introduce scholars to every thing from trojan horse zoos to the solar and stars with out ever desiring to tug on a jacket.

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Students should write the game instructions and rules, perhaps centering on recycling or environmental issues or facts. 3. Give students an opportunity to practice their game in the group that created it. If time allows, have students trade games with another group and give them a few minutes to play the game. 4. Games may be stored in the classroom and used as a sponge activity or learning center. Grade-Level Considerations To simplify this lesson for primary grade students, divide the materials into categories such as game boards and playing pieces.

Name: ___________________________________ Date: _________ Use the chart below to list traits of each animal: Spider Earthworm Insect Choose one of these three animals to sketch below: In your opinion, what are the three most distinguishing features of the animal you have chosen to sketch? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Bringing outdoor science in: Thrifty classroom lessons Copyright © 2012 NSTA.

What types of behaviors do insects repeat? Why? National Science Teachers Association Copyright © 2012 NSTA. All rights reserved. org/permissions. O bservi n g I n s e ct B e h a v i or Name: ___________________________________ Date: _________ Insects exhibit a variety of behaviors. Gather some numerical data about one of the behaviors you see. Which one would you like to observe? What do you expect to see? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Use the box below to create a graph using data you have gathered about insect behavior.

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