This paper is accompanies a "wonder table" which is set up in my classroom. The wonder table could be any size. It is just a small space dedicated to science. The wonder table is a table filled with science "wonders". In the first few days of school, I bring in objects like a plant, rocks, shells, items I have bought from other countries, etc.
For our first unit in science, investigating science and thinking like a scientist, I assign for homework: each student is required to bring in an object that is science related. I let them look at my objects on the wonder table for examples and we talk about objects that would be appropriate for the wonder table, and objects that would not be appropriate. The next day, the students share their objects with the class. Then, we talk about the observation skills scientists use & complete this worksheet. I usually make them complete the worksheet for an object that someone else brought in. I use a rubric (also attatched) to grade the WS & I tell the students thoughtfulness, details, and how well they use their scientific observations skills is part of their grade.
This is something my students really enjoy and it really is a fun way to kick off investigating science in your classroom.
The picture does not show the table or the cute font, but when you download it, it does download with the table & font intact.