Thursday, August 31, 2006

Naturalist Intelligence

Today's Lesson Plan: Naturalist Intelligence (Nature Smart)

--to use all 8 Multiple Intelliegences in the study of a tree
--to become aware of the beauty of nature
--to understand the changes in a tree
--(I didn't have a picture of a tree, see above, so use your imagination)

Naturalist Intelligence- the person is:

--sensitive to natural world...sees connections and pattern within the plant and animal kingdom...notices relationships in nature...


Choose a tree in your area that changes with the seasons.

Video/Photograph the same tree during the seasons.

Multiple Intelligent TREE activities (can be adapted to any vegetation)

Verbal/Linguistic (Word Smart):
name parts of a tree - learn to say tree in other languages

Logical/Mathematical (Number Smart):
make a graph of different types of trees / compare sizes of the trees

Musical/Rhythmical (Music Smart):
listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" - listen to wind in the trees

Bodily/Kinesthetic (Body Smart):
climb a tree - feel the bark - pick apples, cherries, pears, etc.

Visual/Spatial ( Art Smart):
create bark rubbing or leaf imprints - make tree collages

Interpersonal (People Smart):
rake leaves for elderly person - interview and draw a family tree

Intrapersonal (Self Smart)
visualize 1 tree, 2 tress, an orchard, green trees, purple trees...

Naturalist (Nature Smart):
plant a tree

Naturalist Kid Quote:
"Pants with pockets are can carry more toads, snakes, and rocks."

Naturalist Adult Quote:
"The life expectancy of a houseplant varies inversely with its price and directly
with its ugliness."

**I didn't have any pics of trees handy, so just use your imagination
and pretend the two photos at the top of the page are trees.
At least they have something to do with "nature."


Blogger Old Dominion Heather said...

I'll see if I can post the pick of the giant oak that is five feet outside my bedroom window. it is the coolest tree in my yard. The city's tree guy came and checked its health when we moved in and said it is at least 150 and would live to be about 400-500 years. I doubt the house lasts that long!

9/01/2006 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Karmyn R said...

What a great idea about the tree - especially taking pictures of it each season (or more!). I may have to do that - AND - I am sensing a scrapbook page coming on....Woohoo!

9/01/2006 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger Debs said...

Nature...nothing like it. :) Nice breeze outside...watching the leaves move. Heaven :)

9/01/2006 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Miss Sarah said...

You said to read one of these lesson plans each day, but I couldn't help binging (that looks really weird. binge-ing??) on your creativity.
And The Four Seasons! Any post that alludes to a violin solo must be a good one.

9/01/2006 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

HEATHER: I would love to see the photo of your tree. Do you have lots of acorns? (Pronounced Akurns where I grew up)

KARMYNR: You are just everywhere aren't you. What a terrific GLOBBERfriend. Can't wait to see the scrapbook page.

DEBS: Love your quote...nature...breeze...heaven.

MISS SARAH: Loved your violin solo concert the other night. Thanks for sharing your talent.

TO ALL: Will be back the first of next week. Have a great weekend.

9/01/2006 03:51:00 PM  
Blogger e-Mom said...

Too funny! I have just composed some similar ideas and I will post them soon. Thanks for your thoughts on naturalist intelligence.

9/11/2006 03:14:00 PM  

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