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K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd


Science, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Lesson Plans, 30 minutes
  • Activity - Outdoors

Regional Focus




Nature Show and Tell

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  • In this activity, students find an object from nature and write a short speech about it to share with classmates.

Teaching Tips


  • The teacher's guide provides very simple instructions.
  • Students find a personal and positive connection to nature.
  • Students practice their writing and public speaking skills.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers may want to create their own student handout with instructions.


  • This could be assigned as independent homework, or natural objects could be collected together on a class walk outside.
  • Students could be offered options for presenting their natural object, such as giving a speech, writing an essay, making a video, etc.
  • A template with the points for the speech would help students organize their thinking.
  • The activity could be done as a virtual learning assignment. Students could find a natural object near their home and present their speech to classmates virtually.
Scientist Notes
This resource demonstrates the benefits nature has on human physical and mental health. This implies that the way we connect and interact with nature tunes our minds in conversing with natural resources and the planet. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Science
    • LS4: Biological Evolution
      • 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.1.4 Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas clearly.
      • SL.2.4 Tell a story or recount an experience with descriptive details, expressing ideas clearly.
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    • This resource has clear instructions for teachers and students will have fun engaging with this activity. A great way to promote positive connections to nature!
      1 year ago