What's on a Penny?

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As a lesson on scientific observation, have your class investigate the features of a penny and a nickel. Working in pairs, they practice writing detailed descriptions using their senses and a ruler to gather information. This is an important skill to develop for any branch of science you may be teaching elementary learners. Use it at the beginning of the school year to prepare your aspiring scientists!

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  • A useful lesson for any branch of science and at several grade levels
  • Provides practice making and recording observations
  • Enhances learning by allowing children to work with a partner

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