Science & Nature
Backyard Bingo, an Exploration of Nature!
This is a two-part class to get kids exploring outside and to provoke critical thinking at a young age.
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Twice per week
over 1 week
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Backyard Bingo, an Exploration of Nature! This lesson is a nature exploration challenge! This is Bingo in a non-traditional sense, instead of marking numbers off a sheet, the students will marker on the critters they find while exploring outside. This lesson is designed to get kids to spend some time outside examining the natural world around them while looking for critters that live in their backyard, neighborhood, or a local park. This lesson consists of 6 steps and examples of questions...
While exploring nature, students will learn what lives in their yard, neighborhood, or local park. Be before the exploration begins, learners will be asked a series of questions to get their creative minds started. The main outcome of this lesson is to have to think about not only nature, but what lives in nature, and infer why they live there. Students will gain a greater personal connection to nature and the flora and fauna the exist within it. Students will gain an appreciation and willingness to try new things. Students will gain an overall affinity for being outdoors in nature.
This is a 2 part class, which takes place twice during one week, Tuesday and Thursday for example. Steps 1 to 3 are on the first day (Tuesday) and steps 4 to 6 and are on the second day (Thursday). Class days are 2 days apart but will be held at the same time each of the days, 9am for example. Each lesson should last approximately 45 minutes depending on the number of students. Homework: To go out and explore, using the bingo card, pencil/pen to mark off their findings. This can be done a little each day before the second day of class, or immediately after class, whatever works for the student and parent(s). Handouts will be available for printing which the students will use to complete the homework. To be turned in during on and before the second class and will be discussed as a group.
A handout will be provided for this lesson. The student will need something to mark their findings, such as a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon. Most importantly, a fun attitude and their most comfortable exploration clothing.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There is no official letter grade, just a participation grade. The point is to get kids to start thinking differently about nature and the wonderful creatures that live within it. An informal assessment will be given after the second class, as a way to shop appreciate for the young learner's efforts to get outside and try Bingo a different way, a way to learn, while having fun and exploring. Note: It is likely the not every student will get a Bingo!, as many live in different areas and may not have some of the critters in each location. Plus, we know that every child likes to explore different, so just have them do their best and be ready to chat about their findings.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
no inappropriate graphic with this lesson
Nothing other than the handout package that will need to be printed out prior to class starting on day one.
Educator and an Environmental Enthusiast
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
I have a passion for Educating and a true zest for the environment, so why not combine those and teach environmental/nature-based classes that get learners thinking outside the box (pun intended). The Environment and Nature as a whole are so much...