The walk through the woods has students on the lookout for nature coming back to life after its winter hibernation. Flowers, birds, mammals, and other sprouting plants are listed for the children to search and listen for.
I designed these nature walks to give fourth, fifth, and sixth graders field experience with the concepts being taught in Earth, Life, and Physical Science. My students were fortunate to have woods, trails, and a creek so near their school building that parent permission slips were not necessary. They are also good to use as an “icebreaker” to begin discussions about the “Big Questions” of Earth, Life, and Physical Science.