Pinecones & Seedpods
FCCERS-R: Nature/science 3.1 - Some pictures, books, games, or toys that represent nature realistically appropriate for each age group to use (Ex. nonfrightening posters showing real animals; realistic toy animals for younger children; nature/science magazines for school-agers).
ECERS-3: Nature/science 7.1 - Staff initiate activities for measuring, comparing, or sorting using nature/science materials (Ex: show children how to sort seashells by color, shape, or size; arrange pinecones from biggest to smallest; chart rainfall for a month to discuss dry and wet times; predict weights of various natural objects).
ECERS-3: Nature/science 3.1 - At least 5 developmentally appropriate nature/science materials from at least 2 categories are accessible for at least 25 minutes during the observation.
ECERS-3: Nature/science 5.1 - At least 15 nature/science materials, some from each of the 5 listed categories, are accessible in a clearly defined nature science interest center, for at least 1 hour during the observation.