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Sense Nature

Elementary, Middle

Description

In this outdoor activity students use all of their senses to discover local and native species of plants and animals along with their habitat needs. Students also learn how the information from their senses combine to create an awareness of the natural world. By concentrating individually on each of their senses they can gain a better awareness of their local environment.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

Hands-on activity to introduce the students to some of the local native species of plants and animals and their habitat needs. This outdoor activity is easily integrated in a science theme.  This activity helps sharpen students' exploration and inquiry skills using all of their senses.

Relevant Curriculum Units

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  • Alberta
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    • Grade 2
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      • Science
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        • Small Crawling and Flying Animals
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      • Science
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        • Plant Growth and Changes
    • Grade 6
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      • Science
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        • Trees and Forests
  • British Columbia
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        • Life Science: Plant Growth & Change
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        • Life Science: Habitats & Communities
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        • Diversity of Life
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        • Growth and Changes in Plants
        • Soils in the Environment
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        • Habitat and Communities
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        • Diversity of Living Things
  • New Brunswick
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        • Exploring Soils
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        • Habitats
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        • Diversity of Life
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        • Exploring Soils
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        • Diversity of Life
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        • Earth & Space Systems: Soils in the Environment
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        • Life Systems: Diversity of Living Things
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        • Life Systems: Diversity of Living Things
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
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        • Exploring Soils
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        • Habitats and Communities
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        • Science 6: Life Science: Diversity of Living Things
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        • Life Science: Plant Growth & Change
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        • Life Science: Habitats & Communities
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        • Diversity of Life

Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (2)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
    • Biodiversity
  • Land Use & Natural Resources (1)

    • Planting Native Species