This is the handout for the Observing the Environment lab that I give during the Observation, Measurement, & Mapping unit. While completing it, students will observe a feature or object and make observations/inferences about it.
I use this as an opportunity to take the class outside. Examples of objects/features to take students to are a boulder, unique flower, tree, or dirt pile. I like to take my classes to a grassy depression and hope they infer that it is a (purposely-designed) drainage ditch.
Materials Required: paper to write observations on, clip-board (or other portable writing surface)