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Scientific Observation: Look, Touch, Taste

Scientific Observation: Look, Touch, Taste

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas Basic food items can form the base for teaching scientific observation. Using things that look similar, but taste different, like flour, sugar, and salt, the teacher has students look, touch, and taste each...
Outdoor Game Using Observation and Senses

Outdoor Game Using Observation and Senses

Heidi Jo Gallagher | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In this game, students use their senses to explore outdoors. The teacher asks them to find objects with certain characteristics, such as smooth, small, rough, or crunchy. When students find things that...
Making Observations by Touching Objects

Making Observations by Touching Objects

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas In this activity, students learn how to make observations using their sense of touch. The teacher provides several objects for students to touch and hold, and they sort the objects according to whether they...
Working on Observation Using a Listening Game

Working on Observation Using a Listening Game

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas This activity teaches students how to make scientific observations with their sense of hearing. The teacher places objects in small boxes that will make different sounds when the box is shaken. The students...
Using Paint to Teach Colors and Observation

Using Paint to Teach Colors and Observation

Neva Thiessen | Early Childhood Educator | Wichita, Kansas In this lesson, the teacher uses watercolor paint to teach students about observing colors with their sense of sight. They also observe colors in their classroom and...
Activity: Observing Opposites in Nature

Activity: Observing Opposites in Nature

This lesson, also called Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other, engages students in using their senses and observations to identify and classify objects in the garden classroom. It also introduces language arts and the concept of opposites. Find this and hundreds more...