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In this lesson, students learn about the benefits of nature in cities and design a nature city of their own.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students listen and respond to the picture book The Extraordinary Gardener by Sam Boughton.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students investigate the problem of heat islands in cities and learn about the benefits of having nature in cities.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students design their own nature cities to prevent heat islands and share their ideas about including nature in their own classroom and school.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of having nature in cities.
  • Explain heat islands and how nature can help to fix them.
  • Design a city that includes elements of nature.

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Nature Cities.pdf

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October 25, 2023
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Standards

Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Use tools and materials to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on an area.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

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