The ability to accurately observe and notice small details is a skill important to scientists. To help students develop this skill, have them record and share observations, successively focusing in on smaller, more precise details. When students observe changes in the seasons, they can extend their science knowledge by carefully noting changes in color, shape, and patterns in vegetation, asking questions, and making predictions.
Ideas For Use
Using the seasons in the science classroom increases student observation skills as they focus on subtle differences such as shades of color and differences in structures. Activities that encourage students to make and record observations will enhance and extend their learning.
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Science process skills
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, Middle-Level Educator, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Achievement, Classroom management, Curriculum, Educational research, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
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