The student is expected to communicate observations with others about simple descriptive investigations.
The student develops abilities to ask questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor investigations.
Teaching the Science Process Skills: Longwood University (PDF) – This article explains that students have to communicate clearly and effectively if they are going to share their observations with the class.
How Does Your Flower Grow? Learn NC (website) – In this lesson, students will observe plants in various conditions, record data over a period of time, and communicate their findings with one another.
- Supporting Lessons
- Assessment Ideas
- Literature Connections
- Additional Resources
Plant Experiment: Kindergarten-Lessons.com (website) - Scroll down to the 2nd experiment. Students express and communicate their ideas regarding the difference in appearance of plants grown in varying conditions.
Elaboration Lessons and Extensions
How to Deliver a Good Oral Presentation: Discovery Education (website) - Delivering a strong oral presentation takes organization and practice. Use this website to guide students in making presentations of their findings from the previous lessons.
For assessment, keep track of the students’ results on their journals. Note the students’ understanding of the process and results that occurred in the experiment by the students’ observations and predictions.
What Floats Your Boat? Easy Science Fair Projects (website) - Assess your students ability to communicate observations as they perform a simple investigation to answer the following question: What shape boat floats the best?
Scientists Ask Questions, Garrett, Ginger, (ISBN-13: 978-0516246628)
What is Science? Dotlich, Rebecca Kai, (ISBN-13: 978-0805073942)
How to Teach Science Activities: Kindergarten-lesson.com (website) – This article describes simple teaching techniques which can engage and motivate students in science education and activities.
Fundamental Skills in Science – Observation: San Antonio Home Education (website) – This site provides information about how we learn through our senses. It also makes a historical review of how observations made by famous scientists develop the views of scientific knowledge based on reasoning and observations.