Get ready to explore the great outdoors! In this unit, children learn about animals, plants, weather, shadows, and rocks using math concepts such as measurement (length and temperature) and sorting strategies. First, children will measure different animals using a variety of household objects, and then move on to measuring temperature and exploring weather. As children head outdoors for a “leaf hunt” activity, they will investigate size and growth by comparing plants. They will also learn about shadows by using shapes to make shadow puppets. In the closing activity, children will investigate rocks by going on a nature walk and collecting, organizing, and sorting their own rock collections. As they explore, children will record their investigations in their science journals.