Becoming Scientists: Observation and Questioning

Students will explore the nature and process of science. To activate prior knowledge, students define and sort types of questions. Then, using tools such as spring scales, measuring tapes, and magnifying equipment, students begin making scientific observations of the natural world. Finally, students use their observations to develop testable investigative questions.

Minnesota Academic Standards: 0.1.1.2.1, 1.1.1.1.2, 1.1.3.2.1., 2.1.1.2.1, 3.1.1.2.1, 3.1.1.2.3, 3.1.3.2.1, 3.1.3.2.2, 3.1.3.4.1, 5.1.1.1.3, 5.1.1.2.1, 7.1.1.2.1., 8.2.3.3.2, 9.1.1.1.2, 9.1.1.2.1, 9.1.3.3.3

Observation and Questioning Lesson Plan

Observation and Questioning Fish Stomach Images

Making Observations_Moose – Field note student version

Credit: Science Institute for Educators 2013-2014 - Great Lakes Aquarium, Minnesota DNR MinnAqua Program, Minnesota DNR, Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program, NOAA

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