Rivers & Streams Nature Study
Join For the Love of Homeschooling and the Nature Study Club this September, as our explorers gaze at the rippling waters of the streams, experience the thrill of the rushing white water rapids, and explore the wildlife calling these beautiful waters home.
The September Nature Study Club: Rivers & Streams, will inspire and encourage the exploration of nature and all of its magnificently beautiful wonders through discovery of the rivers and streams around us! In this study, explorers will enjoy daily units and activities, including:
Rivers vs. Streams: Dive into the waters to see what makes rivers and streams similar or different, and then complete an interactive STEM project to create paper mountains and observe the flow of water!
The water cycle: Discover the role that rivers & streams play in the water cycle, and then practice your scientific skills with a water cycle match game!
River anatomy: Did you know a river has a mouth?! Anatomy is the topic of the day and river vocab terms are explored with this fun lesson and group activity featuring an original game of river terms Teledraw!
Erosion & deposition: Explore the powerful forces behind the erosion and deposition of our rivers, and allow these terms to sink in with a fun STEM activity of Float or Sink!
Rivers & landforms: Waterfalls and floodplains and slobs?... oh my! Discover the landforms featured near these bodies of water, and then create your very own landform by making a backyard, garden hose, plunge pool!
Rivers & streams of Canada: Explore the beautiful rivers of Canada and map these waterways!
River ecosystems: Discover the freshwater ecosystems and the habitats that call these areas home and create ecological organization hanging art!
Otters: Learn the anatomy of the otter featuring the special adaptations that make them skilled river-dwellers!
Salmon: Journey through the salmon life cycle and complete an engaging paper salmon dissection in this fun STEM activity!
Grizzly bears: Learn all about the life of the North American grizzly bear and finish off the topic with a fun bear print measuring activity!
Beavers: Explore this freshwater keystone species!
Play Clear the River: an original game of speed!
Analyze the flow of rivers with an interesting STEM activity; foil river flow inquiry!
Create beautiful foil river embossing art!
Enjoy a river sunset watercolor art tutorial with watercolor artist Bonnie Hunt!
And even more!
Our Nature Study Club explorers may be discovering the rocks in their neighborhood park, observing the water of a local stream, or simply soaking in the beauty of their own backyards, and each and every exploration is enthusiastically encouraged by our club. The Nature Study Club is committed to the belief that these exploration opportunities are all equally wonderful for the learning and growth of our children. This September study is another example of our desire to get our children out into their natural environment to grow their excited, exploring hearts and discover the nature around us!
If you enjoy this unit be sure to check out our Nature Study Club where you can get our monthly nature studies for just $15/mth!
* This is a digital resource. No physical item will be sent