Getting kids outside

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Camel13, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Camel13

    Camel13 Companion

    Dec 31, 2013
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    Apr 24, 2018

    I teach in the far North and we are finally getting into some nice weather after a last 3 foot snowfall a week ago. I took my 8th graders outside to do a solar diameter lab this week, but I am trying to think of more ways to get my students outdoors as they are just restless inside. What are some ways you get students outside while still making sure you are covering objectives?
  3. Obadiah

    Obadiah Groupie

    Jul 27, 2015
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    Apr 25, 2018

    I also conducted some science and math classes outside. I taught elementary, and we did bird identification, physics using the playground equipment, we "shrunk" the solar system to walk out a scale model of the distance of the planets from the sun, division with remainders, and various educational games. In safe areas of the parking lot (no cars at that time), I sometimes took advantage of the parking lines for graphs (kind of like life-size graph paper).

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