“Nature” can be found everywhere, even in a suburban setting—EVEN on the school grounds.Inspired by the book 'One Small Square' students make squares or frames; and explore habitats to take a close look at one square of the Earth at a time over several seasons.
This activity is designed to last 1 year, go outside and notice how one place changes over time and seasons. Students really look forward to our days outside!
*Make general observations and identify organisms living in the area
*Use a different perspective to view the world around you
*Observe and record noticeable changes to one location through the seasons
*Observe Living and Non Living (Biotic and abiotic) parts of the environment
*Look for traces of animal life that might have moved through the area.
*Predict, then Look at how organisms might be preparing for the change in seasons
*Identify organisms in the area using keys included (these keys are specific to a NE forest, but you can also use guide books from your area)