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Field Science: Wonder of Nature, Part One

Middle school is a great time to introduce children to nature science and field guides. This gets them in touch with God’s creation and builds a sense of Wonderment. We live in a world filled with amazing plant and animal life. Sign up for this course to build not only book knowledge of the natural world but also an appreciation of it.

Total classes12

Duration per class: 45 minutes 

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Field Science

Instructor: Inshal Chenet, MA


Wonder is the root of the natural sciences. This course is an introduction to the natural sciences, putting the students into direct contact with the local natural environment. They will be having immediate experiences with geological formations, fauna, flora, and the heavens. Their perception of the natural world will be sharpened as they learn to notice and understand the distinctions in the natural world around them.

Students will be spending much time outdoors, drawing and recording data in their sketchbooks, and memorizing distinctions from class.


Class 1: Categorization and Observation

Class 2: Stars viewed from Earth

Class 3: Constellations I

Class 4: How to Identify Trees

Class 5: Botany, Plant Parts

Class 6: Wintering

Class 7: Constellations II

Class 8: Constellations III

Class 9: Rock Identification

Class 10: Cloud Identification I

Class 11: Cloud Identification II

Class 12: Climate

Materials and Homework

Course materials: 

Field Guide to the Night Sky [Audubon Society], https://amzn.to/3ZytWFX  

Bird Field Guide (choose one of the two depending on where you live):

-The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western  North America, https://amzn.to/3ZzYlE1 

-The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern  North America, https://amzn.to/41UqaZn  

A Flora Field Guide for your area: (Good list of American Stat ones: https://www.fs.usda.gov/wildflowers/features/books/

Homework: Students will spend much time outdoors, drawing & recording data in their sketchbooks, and memorizing distinctions from class. Each class they will spend at least 3 hours working in their notebooks and giving their pages to their parents for grading.

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