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Observation

The outdoors offer many opportunities for children to notice details about plants and animals around them.

Observation

Children can also observe insects and animals around them.
How can you guide the children’s observations?

Comparing

Children can compare leaves based on different attributes. What other things can children compare?

Classifying

Children can also group objects by different attributes.
For example, how can these pebbles be put into different groups?

Asking Questions

Children are naturally curious! How can you help to frame their thinking and record their questions?

Experimenting

Think about setting up simple experiments for children to explore how things work.

Recording

How can children document their observations?

Recording

Drawing is also a good way of recording what they see.
How can you help children to hone their observation and recording skills?

Communication

It is important to give children opportunities to talk about their observations and findings. What kind of questions and prompts can you use to facilitate their sharing?
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