An important part of science in the primary grades is beginning to observe scientifically. Students learn to observe with more than just their eyes, and use their ears and measuring tools to record more precisely. I created these scientific observation journals to help kindergarten students record their observations during their classroom study on life cycles. Students recorded the life cycle stage, drew a picture,and wrote about what they saw. Because weather is the science unit just after, it made sense to continue the same sort of format into that same unit. Their teachers asked me to create a journal where students would record what the temperature was each day, write a sentence about the weather, and draw a picture to show what it looks like.
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