I created this observation log to use with my 1st graders for the school science fair. We planted 4 seeds (one without soil, one without water, one without sun, and one control plant) to see what would happen over the course of a few weeks. Our plants and experiment were a hit at the science fair!
This log is also perfect for
NGSS: Next Generation Science Standards for 2nd grade
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
2-LS2-1 - Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.
This log teaches children plant vocabulary, what plants need to grow and live, the plant life cycle, and provides several journal pages to draw/write their observations of the plants. I've included a range of journal pages to differentiate for students at different levels.
I've set it up so that the logs are half-page size - the perfect size for little scientists and a paper saver! =)
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