Even or Odd Nature Walk
Students will do a nature walk to find things in nature that are grouped in pairs that are odd or even.
Grade Level: 1 - 3rd
Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes
Common Core Alignment
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.C.3 - Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
Objectives & Outcomes
Students will determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members.
- A school garden or area with plants
Opening to Lesson
- Students can be seated on the rug close to the teacher.
Body of Lesson
- Students will work in partners and go on a walk outside in the playground or garden and search for leaves or flowers.
- Students will look at the features of the leaf or flower. If the leaf or flower is still attached to the tree, do not pick it!
- Students can draw a picture of the leaf or flower with as many details as possible.
- Have students count the pedals or the lines on the leaf.
- Students will determine if the total number of lines are even or odd.
- Students will determine if the total number of found objects is even or odd.
- Students can work in partners or independently to complete the Nature Walk Worksheet.
Hold a class discussion about the project. See if students can name the type of plants or flowers that they found.
Assessment & Evaluation
Students will be asked to complete a worksheet.
Modification & Differentiation
The teacher can work in with students in small groups for those who need extra assistance. Students who are reluctant to participate can work with a partner. Teacher can provide verbal and physical cues to help students.
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