Reflection: Real World Applications What you talkin' 'bout??? TREE! - Section 3: Explore

 

My students have a very limited conceptual understanding of what scientists do; they have only the exposure that they receive in class. Only one of my students regularly watches Discovery Kids at home. None have been to the local science museum. Because of these reasons, it is important that the kids get a well-rounded science experience in school.

Taking the kids into "the field" and conducting research models genuine scientific exploration. Scientists do not solely sit in rooms and look under microscopes. They go outside and explore, find evidence and make connections. Taking kids outdoors to explore and connect to what they are learning in the classroom.

These experiences teach children to make connections and conclusions. It also supports their learning of how to formulate statements of understanding using evidence to support and defend their position. 

 

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  Real World Applications: Take it outdoors!
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What you talkin' 'bout??? TREE!

Unit 3: One, Two, TREE!!
Lesson 1 of 7

Objective: SWBAT identify the basic parts of a tree and understand that not all trees look the same by taking a nature walk and discussing the trees they see.

Big Idea: Many young children think that all trees are the same. This lesson requires them to look at the differences they see among the trees that are found on the school campus.

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Science, Science Skills, observation, nature, tree, leaf, seasons
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