After the Bell: Teaching observation—Gathering baseline data

by: Steven J. Farenga, Beverly A. Joyce, Richard Wilkens, and Daniel Ness

The use of observation to gather baseline data to identify cycles or changes in the environment can provide long-term, meaningful learning activities. Changes in the environment provide students with the opportunity to obtain data to answer inquiry-based science questions. The activities described in this article will help students to appreciate the value of developing keen observation skills.

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Middle School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2003Stock # ss03_026_06_56Volume 026Issue 06

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