Scientific Observation Teacher Resources
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What do you see? (pre-visit)
Before heading out on a trip to a local art museum, learners practice taking observational notes. They discuss what to look for and how to make detailed scientific observations. They then go to a selected location on the school grounds...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Introducing the Use of Dichotomous Keys to Students
Middle schoolers are introduced to the use of dichotomous keys as a simple means of beginning scientific observations in nature. They comprehend how to use a dichotomous key. Students distinguish characteristics of a group of organisms....
6th - 8th Science
Sail the Surreal Seas: The Exquisite Sea Corpse
Students demonstrate sciientific observation skills and write natural histories. Working in groups, the create sea creatures via the surrealist game, The Exquisite Corpse. They write histories of their creatures and present them to the...
3rd - 5th Science
Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Human Fingerprints: No Two the Same
Sixth graders explore scientific observations by analyzing a group of data. In this fingerprint identification lesson, 6th graders identify the reasoning behind fingerprinting and create their own ink fingerprints. Students discuss the...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Volunteer Monitoring???Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Students explore the monitoring efforts in Monterey Bay and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries. They develop an ecosystem monitoring plan that explains the rationale for ecosystem monitoring, the methods for monitoring...
6th - 8th Science