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Nature at Night {Moon, Stars, Constellations & Nocturnal Nature-Based Fun!}

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Did you know that in the clear country sky (away from the light pollution of the city) there are over 3000 stars visible to the naked eye? Add a pair of low powered binoculars, and that number increases to 100,000!

This Nature at Night pack contains a 48 page mini booklet that’s packed full of lots of celestial and nature based facts + fun learning activities. They’ve been designed to support your night time adventures or overnight camping experiences. Mix and match the pages to best suit the needs of your group of children!

Please check out the preview for a closer look at the resources in this pack!

48 page Nature at Night Booklet ~ page topics include:

• The differences between city and country star gazing
• Top tips for successful star gazing
• It’s just a phase! Information about the moon phases and cycle in the northern and southern hemisphere
• What phase is the moon in this evening? Identify and record.
• Campsite mapping – draw a map of your campsite, and record the location that the sun and moon rise and set in
• Does your culture have any myths or legends about the stars, sun or moon? Record.
• Facts about day and night – what’s happening on the opposite side of the world?
• What is a constellation? Where and when can you see them? What are the differences between the hemispheres?
• Northern hemisphere constellation identification pictures (+ a place for recording southern hemisphere constellations if necessary)
• Light pollution – what is it and why is it an issue?

• Night time noises activity – What can you hear? Are the noises man-made or nature based?
• Information about how your eyes adjust to the dark
• Smell – did you know that some flowers only bloom at night? What can you smell?
• Can you identify some nature finds using only your sense of touch?
• The dark…..can/has/is graphic organizer
• Sketch the sunset/sunrise
• Translate these key topic words into a new language (Star, moon, sky, day night etc.)
• Star light, star bright (Poem)
• Make a list of the nocturnal animals that live in your area. Tick them off and sketch them when you see them!
• The best way to toast marshmallows is…. (writing prompt)
• Nature at night true or false questions (+ answers)
• Night time scavenger hunt
• Use a piece of white paper or fabric and a flashlight to go ‘mothing!’
• Tips for staying safe in nature at night
• Add the vowels to complete these nature at night themed words
• A selection of nature at night themed coloring pages
• Sketch the bugs that are attracted to your torch light
• 4 Fun night time activities (Go on a glow stick hunt; flashlight walk, Burma trail rope walk or design a midnight snack menu)
• Find 3 people who have……Who have been camping; who can sing you a campfire song; who have seen a shooting star; who can tell you their recipe for making s’mores or toasting marshmallows etc.
• Nature at night themed word find
• Things to think about….What could cities do to reduce light pollution? How do you think scientists can tell that some animals can see colour in the dark?
• Make some night time texture rubbings (tree bark, pebbles etc.)
• Nature at night themed acrostic poem template
• 10 Night time challenges (e.g. learn the difference between AM and PM. What time does PM change to AM? Learn how to change the batteries in a torch; what do your Mum and Dad remember about being allowed to stay up late or go camping when they were young? Learn a new campfire song and sing along while enjoying some toasted marshmallow; put on a night time puppet show using a torch and silhouette shapes.
• Plus more!

Looking for other Nocturnal resources? You might want to have a peek at these!

Owl about Owls! {Fun & facts bird booklet with an owl pellet focus}.
Bats! {A fun & facts booklet celebrating bats}.
Fireflies, Lightning Bugs & Glowworms {Ready, Set, GLOW! Fun & facts booklet}.

This resource is also included as part of this great value bundle:

Nocturnal Critters Bundle {Owls, Bats & Fireflies booklets}.


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