The Young Naturalist

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Beginning with a brief history of our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, then followed by a discussion of his interest in nature, young scientists take to the outdoors to locate and observe local plants and insects. Scholars return to their classroom and record their found specimen, all before sending everything back to its natural habitat. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If you live near a natural history museum, plan a field trip to explore what it has to offer 
  • Conduct the lesson near President's Day
  • Give pupils a composition notebook to record their observation—direct them to draw, label, and write what they see 
Classroom Considerations
  • Although its initial purpose is to prepare class members for the distance learning program, the plan can be used in most classrooms alongside a corresponding unit 
  • Check your calendar for this year's President's Day date
  • Includes several options for the lesson's location and pupil grouping 
  • Offers extension activities, lesson tips, and additional resources 
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Common Core