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Sense Walk Lesson

Type: Free Lesson

Going on a nature walk is always an adventure for young learners. The world is full of wonders and keen investigators make discoveries with enthusiasm. From the smallest insect to the biggest tree, children are willing and ready to learn all that they can.


Students are directed to use their five senses one at a time to experience and observe things differently. Student experiences can be recorded in a journal.


Students will:

  • Use the five senses to make and interpret observations Share with others information obtained by observing
  • Communicate their observations, experiences, and thinking in a variety of ways
  • Demonstrate the ability to observe their surroundings Describe features of their immediate environment
  • Describe features and basic needs of local plants and animals.