Inspired by Pokémon Go's use of maps, this curriculum gets students coming back to school this fall outside observing nature. The curriculum activities can be used at all grade levels and for all abilities. It includes school activities, as well as flipped classroom activities at home.
To teach observation, investigation, and presentation skills using integrated curricula to become more aware of natural phenomena in neighborhood and school environments and how to use science, math, geography, and oral/written descriptive language to study, record, and share environmental information and understanding.
1. Students will observe natural phenomena (birds, trees, and in SchoolZone and MyZone).
2. Students will record information collected and synthesize through scientific thinking based on observation, research, inquiry, and presentation.
3. Students will work in pairs/groups to record, assess, and synthesize data, using research and observations made during investigations of their natural environments.