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ERIC Number: EJ904854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Nature Detectives
Harr, Natalie; Lee, Richard E.; Jr.
Science and Children, v48 n3 p34-39 Nov 2010
Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods" (2008) added to a growing consensus to get children outside and experiencing nature. Using ideas from place-based education, the authors present a simple year-long project that brings science, nature, and other curriculum standards to life right in your school yard. With a focus on journaling, this project is a novel way to promote nonfiction writing in your classroom. These first-graders called themselves "nature detectives" because they used observation skills and simple tools to investigate a small natural area in their school yard. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A