Scientists discover many new species every year … and now it’s your turn!
Creative writing activity:
Imagine that you are a scientist looking to discover a new species. And you succeed! Write a story about your quest to discover and describe this new species.
Use these questions to guide your writing:
- What kind of plant, animal, fungus, or microbe would you like to find?
- Where would you look for it? (In the treetops, on the ground, under rocks, in the ocean, on a mountain top, underground, or somewhere else.)
- What tools and technology would you use to find it? (Camera traps, mist nets, microscope, binoculars, etc.)
- Once you found the new species, how would you tell the world that it exists? Who would you share your discovery with? Would you write a scientific paper describing it? Would you take photographs or make special drawings of it?