Activity details: Students use their observation skills in a structured way to explore our environment. They explore some of the amazing colours, shapes, patterns and textures that can be found in nature, then they create a nature-inspired piece of art. The Student Worksheet encourages students to describe pictures of nature using descriptive words.
Key lessons and understandings of activity:
- Using observation skills and the senses, students describe, compare and sort colours, shapes, textures and pattern of natural objects.
Year levels: 3 and 4
Indoor or outdoor activity: Outdoor
Duration of activity: 60 mins
Learning areas addressed: Science, Art.
Resources needed: One average size shopping bag.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: see, think, hear, feel, senses, nature, biodiversity.
Australian Curriculum Link:
Year 3 Science: Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
* Joseph Cornell, 1998, Sharing Nature with Children, California, Dawn Publications.