This activity will give you the opportunity to list objects you would include in a Naturalist Center and describe two activities students would complete in this center
1. List all of the objects you would include in a Naturalist Center. Everything that a student needs to complete activities should be in the center. Even writing materials.
2. Based on the objects you included, list two different activities you will have the student complete. Be sure to include materials and step by step directions for each activity.
All materials should be listed and appropriate for the center. (40 points) Two activities with step by step instructions should be listed. (40 points) Spelling and Grammar are counted (20 points)
Resources – cite any sources used to complete the assignment
CHAPTERS The World around Us: Naturalist Intelligence
|Standard equipment at naturalist centers consists of simple, easy-to-find items. Some possibilities include:||funnels
sponges, corks, washers food coloring
|Equipping a Naturalist Center||markers|
|Collecting Tools:||note cards|
|paper and plastic cups
clear sorting containers
|tape recorder camcorder
|Observing and Measuring Equipment:||rocks shells|
|jeweler loupes magnifying glasses thermometers microscopes binoculars
spoon and cup sets scales
|seed pods sand dollars twigs
preserved insects fibers
grains seeds leaves
|Animal Equipment: cages, boxes, tubs insect cages or jars bird houses aquarium||With a classroom naturalist center established, students can pursue a variety of activities that extend to any discipline. Some samples follow that engage students in the naturalist skills of observing, recognizing patterns, classifying, and experi|
milk cartons cut in half
|Naturalist Center Activities
1. Ask students to place specimens under the microscope or look at them with a jeweler’s loupe. To categorize, recognize patterns, and make analogies and inferences, students
|If Desired, Water Table Equipment:||can answer questions such as:
What else does this remind me of)
plastic containers sieves
|How does this compare with … ?
How is this similar to … ?
Why is this the way it is?