Parent Interventions: Don't Let Children Drink Too Much Juice, Sugar Water With Little Nutrients  |  Technology Inceptions: Low-Cost Tissue Freezing Device to Help In Breast Cancer Treatment  |  Science Innovations: Exomoons May Become Quasi-planets  |  Science Innovations: Blue Tongue Lizard Babies As Clever as Adults  |  Parent Interventions: Quality Sleep for Teen Health   |  Technology Inceptions: MIT Develops Artificial 'Muscles' Based on Fibers  |  Career News: UGC-NET June 2019 Results Announced  |  International Edu News: Varsities of G-7 countries form alliance  |  National Edu News: IIITD&M to host world meet on energy  |  Science Innovations: Predictive Data to Help Cancer Patients Know Progress of Treatment  |  Technology Inceptions: DNA Data Storage, Social Robots to Metalenses-Top 10 Emerging Technologies   |  Career News: Civil Services Prelims 2019 Results Published  |  Health Monitor: E-Tattoo To Monitor Your Heart  |  Science Innovations: Making Fertiliser from Brewery Wastewater  |  Teacher Insights: Posterior Parietal Cortex Plays Crucial Role in Processing of Visual Stimuli  |  
  • Pallikkutam Magazine
  • Companion Magazine
  • Mentor
  • Smart Board
  • Pallikkutam Publications

May 04, 2018 Friday 12:11:26 PM IST

Bring Nature in to the Classroom!

Education Information

"Each spring my dear friend, Lori Keitt, and I have been bringing the outside world into our classrooms in an effort to hook our students those last few weeks. Nature, in the form of ladybugs, caterpillars, praying mantis egg cases, tadpoles and more overflows our the rooms. It’s sometimes messy, and it does take a bit of time and effort, but the payoff is worth it!" says Meghan Zigmond, who is a first grade teacher in USA, in her blog.

Most of the teachers abroad agree with her in the idea that bringing nature in to class room is a good idea. As per their experience, it has the following benefits:

1. Creativity:

It increases students' creativity for all obvious reasons. The way children observe nature will increase their aesthetic sense too.

2. Engagement:

Curiosity becomes the dominant emotion. Researchers have already proved that the child learns faster when the level of curiosity is on the higher side. Bringing parts of nature in to the classroom obviously increases the child's curiosity and so it hels the learning process.

3. Writing with Nature:

Asking the student to write about nature will b e a very productive session at this point. Whatever they observe, they use it along with their imagination to create something very creative.

4. Reading with Nature:

After letting the students observe nature for a while, encourage them to read books related to the same. Reading books about nature and animals will increase the students' empathy for other living creatures.