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PBS Kids


K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


Science, Art

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  • Project

Regional Focus




A Nature Journal, Oh Yeah!

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  • In this activity, students will create a nature journal, and use to use it to record questions and observations about nature. 
Teaching Tips


  • The activity has clear and easy-to-follow instructions, as well as pictures. 
  • The project does not require many materials, and students can be as creative as they want.  

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be comfortable using scissors and a hole punch. 
  • Teachers will need to gather materials for the project.


  • This journal activity could be used as a full-year science project on observing changes in the weather or seasons.
  • Students could also use the journal for observations about the plants and animals in the area.
  • Art classes could make nature journals and use the pages for naturepieces created from items found in nature.
  • Some related resources are this animated video about a girl learning about the importance of bees, and this project about upcycling.
Scientist Notes
This activity is suitable to build students' curiosity about nature and how it can be conserved. This is ideal for the classroom.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Visual & Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts: Standard 1 - Generating and conceptualizing ideas.
      • 1.5.2.Cr1a: Engage in individual and collaborative exploration of materials and ideas through multiple approaches, from imaginative play to brainstorming, to solve art and design problems.
      • 1.5.2.Cr1b: Engage in individual and collaborative art making through observation and investigation of the world, and in response to personal interests and curiosity.
  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
    • LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
      • 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
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