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People often think that nature is something that they have to drive a long way to find, but in this lesson, students will learn to explore the nature in their own neighborhood.

Grade Level: Grades 6-8

Subject Area: Science, Language Arts

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • interpret facts and express meaning through writing activities.
  • describe and identify local plant and animal species.

Bookmark the following sites:


  • WILD TV program
  • Internet access
  • Nature journal
  • Poster board
  • Clipboard
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Binoculars
  • Glass jars
  • Rulers
  • Spoons or other digging utensils
  • Plant, bird, animal and insect identification books


Standard 6
Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment
Level III Grade: 6-8
Standard 7
Understands biological evolution and the diversity of life
Level III Grade: 6-8

Language Arts
Standard 1
Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
Level III Grade: 6-8

Standard 5
Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
Level III Grade: 6-8

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