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Introduction to the Nature Journal

Introduction to the Nature Journal

This Smithsonian in Your Classroom is the third in a three-part series that brings together writing and other disciplines. In the lessons here, students exercise the observation skills that are essential to writing, visual art, and science. First, they try to use evocative language in describing pictures of birds from the Smithsonian�s National Zoo. They go on to record observations and to make hypotheses as they follow the behavior of animals on the National Zoo�s live webcams. They can watch the giant pandas, the tigers, the cheetahs, the gorillas, or any of a dozen other species. These classroom activities are intended as a preface or complement to a project increasingly popular in elementary and middle schools�the keeping of nature journals, whether on class outings or when the... Show More
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