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All young scientists need to practice making careful observations and evidence-based inferences. With this product, you will get a complete year of Picture of the Week activities for students to strengthen these skills. Students are shown an image and spend time making careful observations. After this, they make inferences based on these observations. This would be a great warm-up exercise or a great addition to your weekly classroom routine.
You will begin to see your students become more careful observers and you will hear them correcting their classmates when they are including biases or previous experiences in their observations. Students will begin supporting all of their thoughts with evidence (the mark of a great scientist!)
Detailed teacher instructions on best ways to implement this into your weekly routine are included as well as some teaching tips. You will also receive all of the student print-outs for the 38 weeks and slides for projecting the Picture of the Week for 38 weeks in both PDF and PowerPoint formats.
This product will not only make your students better scientists, but better writers, readers, and speakers. The language arts teachers will love you!