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The natural way to learn about science - Nature Study Session, part 1 {Episode 44}

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The natural way to learn about science - Nature Study Session, part 1 {Episode 44}

Ahh . . . nature study. It's a breath of fresh air in a world packed with crazy experiments. And in our next conference session, we are going to chat about this natural way to learn about science. In this first part, we are going to discuss what nature study is and where it got its roots.

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Highlights

Nature study is a style of educating that searches for the principles of science in nature.

Nature study is a style of educating that searches for the principles of science in nature.

  • Nature study allows us to see science face-to-face.
  • Observation is key!

Nature study is a tool we can use the present the hands-on aspect of science.

2 Types of Nature Study

  1. Formal - more structured and planned out
  2. Informal - more laid-back

Nature study is simply about finding science in nature.

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Nature study is simply about finding science in nature. (Pin this Tidbit)
Nature study awakens the scientific side of the brain in the same way a good book awakens the imagination. (Pin this Tidbit)

Nature study is a tool we have to teach science. (Pin this Tidbit)

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