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Friday, September 29, 2017

Harness the Power of Nature this Fall!

What is not to love about fall? Crispy colored leaves on the ground, acorns, caterpillars, apples, pleasant weather...I could go on and on! It's the perfect time to get your children or students learning in nature.

Nature is a powerful teaching tool. It inspires kids to ask new questions, explore things they have not seen before and spending time outside has been shown to benefit kids overall health and learning. I've pulled together a bunch of resources to help you teach your students outside this fall. From pumpkins and apples to leaves and twigs, scavenger hunts to garden harvests, you'll find all the ideas you need to provide a nature-rich learning experience for your classroom or homeschool.

Fall Nature Lessons Science Experiments Activities

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Interdisciplinary Nature Themed Curriculum 

Fall Nature Lesson Plans

I'm really excited about the Seasons School Autumn Workshops. This nature-based curriculum is perfect for early childhood or elementary students. You can choose from "Apples and Pumpkins" or "Twigs and Leaves" and each includes all the materials you need to hit the ground running. The program incorporates English Language Arts, Math, Science, Art and play with nature at the heart of it all.

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Observe Nature on a Scavenger Hunt

Get outside and put those powers of observation to good use. So many changes come with the turn of the season, there is a lot to see out there! Try one of these ideas:

Fall Nature Scavenger Hunts

Create Nature Art

Take advantage of those fall colors and the abundance of leaves that have dropped to the ground to create some great nature art. In choosing natural supplies for art pieces, students really take a closer look at these items than they might otherwise.

Nature Patterns STEAM Activity

Nature Symmetry Skills STEAM Lesson


A great way to guide these projects is with this nature printables pack. You can see how we've used our copy here. It is awesome not only for creating beautiful art pieces, but also mastering early math skills like symmetry and patterning.


Nature Patterning for Early Childhood Education

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Study Animal Behavior in Fall 

In the fall some animals migrate, some bulk up for the winter. Explore fall animal behavior with these ideas:

Fall Animal Behavior Lesson Ideas

Learn with Fall Leaves

Leaves are in abundance on the ground and changing colors on the trees. Try these activities with fall leaves.


Backyard Science ebook
Fall Nature Lessons Activities

 

Science with Pumpkins and Apples! 

Experiment with some of nature's bounty this fall. Here are three easy inquiry science lessons that use pumpkins and apples!

Apple and Pumpkin Science Activities

Halloween Science Activities
Autumn Science Nature Learning Ideas

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