This fun packet teaches children about the scientific method and reinforces basic science skills while children observe your class pet! The journal begins with this set question - "What can we learn from animals by observing them?" and includes a materials checklist and plan for finding out. Students make a hypothesis, then observe and record for two weeks. Finally, students wrap up their learning by recording what they have learned. This packet includes a self-assessment rubric and a teacher graded rubric. Also included is a Table of Contents and page numbers, for reinforcing those non-fiction features.