Children are always learning. The world around us is always teaching. Sometimes we just need to slow down, stop and listen to learn.
We are living in a private laboratory, a safe place to explore, discover and learn!
I am excited to share with you a brand new resource called “Backyard Science: Easy Activities for All Ages by Marci Goodwin” that will help you get the most out of your very own backyard.
Did you know there are tons of opportunities to learn science in your very own backyard? No matter where you live be it the country or town, you can teach science easy!
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Backyard Science: Easy Activities for All Ages
Backyard Science: Easy Activities for All Ages offers an opportunity to observe and study animals, plants, weather, soil, rocks, and more in your very own backyard.
This 46-page E-book is full of ideas to get you and your children outside and let the learning begin! The keyword for me? Easy!
The book includes lesson plans, printable worksheets so you can print and go along with links to websites to take the learning beyond the book and go deeper for older children.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: Why The Backyard?
Capturing Animal Tracks
Life Under A Log
DIY Bird Feeders
Square Foot Nature Survey
Square Foot Gardening
Backyard Weather Station
Printable Worksheets-There are 11 different printable worksheets including weather trackers, vocabulary list, bird identification and more!
Learning opportunities all year round!
This book is great for all seasons.
Some activities can be learned year round such as tracking animals.
Life under a log looks great for the colder fall weather. The leaves are falling, plant life is decaying, and we are often found hiking through the woods.
In my part of Canada, the birds are getting ready to leave. Building the bird feeder and tracking those that stay look like it will be a great fun fall/winter activity. My mother-in-law always has feeders and the children have helped fill them. Check out how I used this resource to help me build my first Unit Study!
Using the printable sheets along with the books, apps, and other resources in the book will allow a deeper study of our feathered friends.
This year I was telling my husband I really wanted to try a garden again, but maybe a smaller one. Lo, and behold there is a section called Square Foot Gardening! Needless to say, I can’t wait to try this out!
We all know a garden is teeming with life. It needs to be in order to grow plants. What you may not know is I have a special skill! Mad skills...of killing everything. That bleeding heart plant no one can kill. Dead. My mother-in-law gave me 3-4 African Violet plants because they are hard to kill. All dead.
This book gives me hope. A list of what is needed, “how to”, ideas of what to plant and even how to care for it.
As a precautionary step, I might be the supervisor and let the kids do all the work, in the name of science but of course! 😉
I’m enjoying Backyard Science! It’s a fun way to learn outside, but it’s so much more than that too. It gets them involved in the world around them, taking notice, inspiring them to ask questions and dig deeper. If you’re wanting your kids to learn more about nature, this is a really easy hands-on way to go.
How are you learning outside with your kids?
PS. Did you know? Right now for a limited time you can get The Beginner’s Guide to Atoms and The Periodic Table along with Backyard Science and What Makes the Weather all for $9.97? Check it out here!
Teach your children about the science you can find in your very own backyard, with Backyard Science: Easy Activities for All Ages
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