Science Shorts: Creature Connections

by: Cara Krenzer and Mary Kay Carson

Most children want to help wildlife and save the planet. The following “Spot It! Scavenger Hunt” allows students to connect with nature by exploring the outdoor environment. Students are encouraged to explore their local environment and learn more about the animals and plants that live there and better understand the relationships that exist in nature instead of just reading and seeing it in a book. The activity also fits in well with units on classification, ecosystems, and biodiversity.


Elementary School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2011Volume 048Issue 06

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