Information is so meaningful when children learn through "discovery." My class just read a story about being a "Nature Detective." The discussion, following the story, led to some interesting ideas and comments about how they could become a "Nature Detective" in their own life! I wanted to share their excellent ideas and suggestions because they are easy, affordable, accessible, and a fun family thing to do on a nice day.
My students first considered places where they could be a "Nature Detective." Their suggestions included:
- The beach
- Lakes and ponds
- Woods and hiking trails
Next they listed some things to "detect." Those included:
- Crabs and small fish
- Stones and small rocks
Then the children thought about ways to find and observe their nature treasures. Their ideas included:
What a great way for your child to use their imagination instead of the remote control!