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Author

ClimateScience

Grades

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Subjects

Science, Biology, English Language Arts

Resource Type

  • Lesson Plan, 30 minutes

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF

Nature Show and Tell

Synopsis
  • Students find a natural object (stick, flower, rock, etc) and write a short speech to share with classmates. 
  • Promotes positive connections to nature. 
  • Short teacher guide with tips included. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Simple instructions.
  • Students find a personal, positive connection to nature.
  • Students use writing and public speaking skills.
  • Could be assigned as independent homework, or nature objects could be collected together on a class walk outside.
  • Activity could be done as a virtual learning assignment. Students could find a nature object near their home and present their speech to classmates virtually.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teacher may want to create their own student handout with instructions.
  • Teacher could create a rubric for the student presentations.

Differentiation

  • Students could be offered options for presenting about their nature object such as giving a speech, writing an essay, making a video, etc.
  • A template with the points for the speech would help students organize their thinking.
Scientist Notes
This resource demonstrates the benefits nature has on human physical and mental health. This implies that the way we connect and interact with nature tunes our mind in conversing with natural resources and the planet. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.4 Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4 Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
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  • This resource has clear instructions for teachers and students will have fun engaging with this activity. A great way to promote positive connections to nature!
    2 weeks ago