Where does nature study fit into teaching science at home? Is it the centerpiece? Or just an afterthought? Should it even be a part of your plan at all? In today’s episode of the Teaching Science at Home show, we are going to break down the concept of nature study into building blocks you can use in your home.
Nature study is a style of educating that searches for the principles of science in nature.
In short, nature study awakens the scientific side of the brain in the same way that good book can awaken the imagination.
Nature study can be one of the tools we use to train them how to observe because it teaches the student to slow down and really see the science surrounding them.
# 1 – The Nature Walk
Nature study begins with the nature walk.
#2 – The Nature Journal
The second component of your nature study is the nature journal.
How do you add nature study to your homeschool science plan?
So, how can you add nature study to your current homeschool science plan? Here are two options:
We have a series here called InstaScience that can help you as you plan out topics and prepare for a Friday nature study time.
Or you can check out our Nature Study Tips Pinterest Board:
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