George Lucas Educational Foundation
Curriculum by Diane Petersen and Karen Dvornich
Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates
Give students a lesson in navigation -- from the points of the compass to GPS mapping.
Lesson 1: How to Tell the Time and Date
Teach students the basics of telling time and recording dates in various formats.
Lesson 2: Using Guides and Animal Size to Teach Species Recognition
Introduce students to field guides and species identification.
Lesson 3: Using Environmental Clues to Teach Species Recognition
Build your students' observation skills through animal identification.
NatureMapping: Molding Young Scientists During the School Day
Students contribute to the scientific community by observing the life around them.
A Glossary of Common NatureMapping Terms
Vocabulary used throughout the NatureMapping curriculum.
Overview: NatureMapping Lessons at a Glance
NatureMapping offers these lessons to help your students get out of the classroom and into the field.
Lesson 6: A Lesson on Nature Note Taking
Teach your students the art of recording observations in the field.
Lesson 4: How to Estimate Animal Size and Numbers at a Distance
Teach students about size-distance relationships and making group estimates.
Lesson 7: How to Collect and Evaluate Observations in the Field
Wrap up the curriculum with a primer on field analysis.