Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
Charles Darwin is best known for discovering how species evolve and adapt, and your kid can follow in his footsteps. Take advantage of the sunny, warm weather and accompany your child on an adventure in species mapping.
Here's an activity that encourages your fifth grader to get outdoors and provides tips on creating a Darwin-esque nature journal by having her research and track a native species. By creating an interactive observation notebook, not only will your child strengthen her organizational skills, but she'll also get a chance to see the world around her from a different point of view.