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Writing Goes Wild

Using Technology to Bring Together Science and Writing

Elementary, Middle


Writing Goes Wild is an outdoor activity that strives to foster an understanding of and an appreciation for nature in upper elementary students.  Using the Project Noah app the students will locate, map and identify plants and other organisms to create a digital reference of a nearby park or school in their community.  

Project Noah is a tool that helps people share their experiences with nature and participate in research projects that study, protect and teach about the environment and the plants and animals that live there.

General Assessment

What skills does this resource explicitly teach?

This outdoor activity combined with descriptive writing explicitly teaches the students how to use adjectives in order to accurately describe plants and organisms.


  • interesting hands-on activities for the students
  • easy to follow plan 
  • a few suggestions for extension activities


  • lack of assessment materials

Recommendation of how and where to use it

Writing Goes Wild is a wonderful hands-on activity for upper elementary students in order to engage them in appreciating the natural world in their community.  It is a good stand alone resource that integrates writing and science.

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Themes Addressed

Ecosystems (1)

  • Appreciating the Natural World

Land Use & Natural Resources (1)

  • Forests