Outdoor Explorers

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In this activity, young learners go on a walk with caregivers and use their senses to observe nature with the help of scavenger hunt sheet. Curious learners can practice observation, grouping, and comparing skills through provided questions from caregivers. Includes instructions, scavenger hunt sheet, and curious questions to foster communication and critical thinking.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Biosphere
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Classification
    • Ecology
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories

  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • , Museum of Science, Boston, 2020