Reflection: Journaling The Power of Observation - Section 6: Evaluation/Wrap-Up


An important part a scientist's job is observing--looking for details and changes (Observation Skills video).  It's a vital skill, but many times overlooked because of its seeming simplicity.  I know when I have taught this skill in the past I have just breezed through it since everyone knows how to look at something.  However, the more I thought about teaching the skill of observation, I realized how important it is and how complicated the process actually is.  Yeah, everyone can look at something, but not everyone can look at an object with specific intent and gain insightful knowledge without practice.  Armed with that knowledge, I will aim to be more thoughtful in my teaching of such an important skill.

  Journaling: Observation is the key!
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The Power of Observation

Unit 1: Igniting Science Inquiry
Lesson 3 of 10

Objective: The SWBAT write observations using their senses.

Big Idea: Making careful observations is not only fun, it is powerful!

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