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255 resources with the keyterm observation

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Riding on a Pendulum

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A comprehensive resource gets fourth grade physical scientists making observations about the period of a pendulum and then applying knowledge to a playground swing. Through seven different stations, they will record observations and...
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Deep Convective Clouds

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners observe clouds. For this deep convective clouds lesson, students analyze cloud data recorded over one month and draw conclusions based on results.  Learners predict "Thunderstorm Season" and prepare to defend their decision...
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"Lettuce" Learn About the Water Cycle

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scientists investigate the water cycle through a lettuce seed experiment. For this experiment, learners plant lettuce seeds inside of a ziplock bag in order to create a small greenhouse. They observe condensation and precipitation,...
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Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
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...
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Beneficial Bug Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many people think of bugs as annoying pests to be squashed, but most insects and spiders are beneficial, eating the actual pests or pollinating plants. After reviewing some of the common bugs in your area (they may differ from those...
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From Light to Dark and Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Experiment with light and dark in a series of interactive activities that lead up to reading and writing poetry. Class members have the opportunity to observe their feelings while sitting in the light and dark and to play with shadow...
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Lesson: Weaving Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A woven rug depicting birds and cornstalks becomes the inspiration for a lesson on critical thinking and creative writing. Learners analyze the symbolism found in the rug and then compose a descriptive paragraph or poem that embodies the...
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Tomato Exploration

For Teachers K - 2nd
Create tomatoes in 15-20 minutes using this fun and interactive lesson plan! Learners listen to a book about tomatoes (recommendations listed), and focus on the vocabulary word tomato. They count the syllables and practice the plural....
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Feelin' Buggy

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Feelin' buggy? Your young learners will be after this awesome inquiry-based interdisciplinary lesson. Your class will explore insects while also practicing descriptive writing as they compare and contrast the sight, smell, and touch...
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The Water Cycle (Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation)

For Teachers 1st - 4th
The 3 steps of the water cycle, evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, are the focus of this lesson. After a neat demonstration of rain using hot water, a pie tin, and ice cubes, young scientists observe and discuss the elements...
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Human Cheek Cell

For Students 8th - 10th
Get up close and personal with human cells with this lab instructional activity. Learners use a microscope to examine their own cheek cells, drawing diagrams of the cells and identifying the parts when they have focused in on a visible...
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Observation Worksheet and Observation Exercise Practice

For Students 6th - 9th
Get your learners to think like historians with an observation activity. Class members complete a graphic organizer based on a picture of a room in the historical home, Chateau de Mores. Using rich sensory details, they then craft a...
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Let's Go Shopping

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners explore how to become better observers, demonstrate point of view as a literary and human function, and learn an important lesson plan about how to explain differing perspectives in the same situation.
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Rainfall and Water Table

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Through inquiry, experimentation, and observation, young scientists see how an increase in rainfall under climate change can affect the water table and soil salinity underground. Young scientists build models that represent the...
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Planetary Surface Evolution and Resurfacing

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners are provided with drawings of planet surfaces in order to investigate different types of planetary terrain. They make observations for each planet and discuss the characteristics observed. The lesson includes background...
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Investigating the Line

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Note that this lesson is best paired with the preceding lesson in the unit. In that lesson, elementary physical scientists observed that the color coating of M&Ms® candies do not mix when dissolved off of the chocolate surface. Now...
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What Can We Learn From the Past?

For Teachers 7th - 11th
What would future archeologists learn from your scholars' personal belongings? Have them bring in a box of "primary sources" from their home. Discuss the difference between observations and inference, using some of your own items to...
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Bimodel Botany Bouquet

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Gardeners are given an individual plant specimen from a bouquet of local rain garden plants. They group up by their plant type and then make observations together, name the plant, and introduce it to the rest of the class. You then share...
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The Science of Snowflakes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
There are eight activity sheets for a activity on the states of matter and crystal formation. Not all of them are valuable. Some even require snow to be falling outdoors! Perhaps the best this resource has to offer an activity in which...
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Project Conclusion

For Teachers 5th - 11th
In this cells activity students answer questions regarding the characteristics of living organisms observed during a pond water survey.  Students draw diagrams of a food chain. 
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Waving Goodbye to Rocks

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the concept that smaller rocks come from larger rocks that have been broken. In this waving goodbye to rocks lesson, students examine the rock cycle as it pertains to weathering of larger rocks. Students are introduced...
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Write On

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore descriptive words. In this writing lesson students participate in an observation activity using descriptive words. Students listen to a story focusing on the descriptive writing used by the author. Students begin...
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Take a Breath, Steal Some Time

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
  Students explore the art of haiku's by listening to, modeling and creating them.  In this haiku poetry lesson, students choose an object to focus their haiku on.  After hearing a brief history of the haiku; students make a list of...
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners construct and maintain a school garden. In this gardening lesson, students plan the construction of the garden by writing letters to local businesses asking for supplies and materials; learners build the garden using their math...