Just a few essentials, and we’re ready to head outside for some hands-on science and nature study.
The boys each have a bag, which holds:
- their nature journals
- plastic storage bags
- magnifying glass
- glue stick
- a field guide or two
The contents vary at times, but having a few basics gathered in one place makes it easy to grab and go when we feel like taking our classroom outside.
Nature Study in a Bag
I don’t “grade” or “correct” these journals–I feel that they are perfect just the way they are. But, they are an important element to our science curriculum for all grade levels.
5 Ways We Nature Journal
- Collections placed in plastic bags and taped inside.
- Observing details–Pieces and parts drawn and labeled.
- Printables cut-and-pasted.
- Leaf rubbings