Combine literacy skills with science! Use synonyms to help students make more detailed observations of objects around them. Students will learn synonyms for the common words "hard," "soft," "bumpy," "smooth," "round," and "sharp." They get practice first using these synonyms with guiding words, then making their own decisions on which synonyms to use. On the second page, they write the synonyms for each of the six common words. Finally they do a hunt around the classroom to find an object that matches nine of the synonyms. This helps them learn how to use the synonyms in context and attach meaning to the words.