Observing is the fundamental process skill of inquiry. Students observe organisms, objects and events using their 5 senses; this is how they learn about the world around them.
Students do a far better job when they read and write about something they have experienced. There are 4 lessons included. The first has students practicing their scientific observational skills with different buttons. Then there is a poem with active participation. Next, a Science Notes Reading page about observing with our senses is provided. The final activity is a writing page where students are asked to give steps for how to button a button.
Included are Teaching notes, Student recording pages, Vocabulary cards, and Rubrics for scoring.
The Common Core State Standards practiced are:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
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