Nature Learning!

As you participate in our Nature Learning activities, please remember to wash your hands, maintain safe social distancing, and follow all appropriate guidelines to help protect yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Nature BINGO

This activity helps students get to know their outdoor space!  Create personalized BINGO boards containing different things that can be found on outside your home and around your neighborhood.   Take your time exploring the outdoors to fill up your new BINGO board!

This lesson utilizes the following STEM Skills:

Classifying and Categorizing, Exploring, Identifying Attributes and Components, Observing, Ordering and Arranging

What you need:

Nature BINGO board, outdoors

Here are the steps:

  1. Download or build your Nature BINGO board
  2. Go outside (following safe social distancing practices)
  3. Find the things on your BINGO board! (start by trying to get a BINGO)

Specimen Bracelet

This activity is from our friends at the STEM Connection! Kids will be encouraged to walk around outside searching for interesting specimens that they can add to their bracelets to display and observe over time.

This lesson utilizes the following STEM Skills:

Exploring, Observing, Ordering and Arranging

What you need:

duct tape; clear packing tape

Here are the steps:

  1. Place tape around your wrist like a bracelet, sticky side out.
  2. Hike around outdoors and find specimens, and stick them to your bracelet. (Remember to only pick up loose parts, and do not pick anything that is living like insects, or the flowers off a plant.)
  3. Once you have filled your specimen bracelet, cover the bracelet with packing tape to seal in the specimens. 
  4. You can observe the specimens with magnifying glasses and use your creation as a bracelet (or cut the loop to make it into a bookmark)