Lesson: Elements of Observation

 

Author: Craig Ingui

Area: General Science

Grade Level: 6-12

Overview:

The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate how information is actively extracted during observation. This lesson will provide the participant with examples of how the visual and tactile senses contribute to perception. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to appreciate the relationship between structure and function.

 

Standards:

Partial fulfillment of Arizona Math and/or Science Standards
Science as Inquiry
www.ade.state.az.us/standards/science

  • 1SC-R3. Categorize objects, organisms and events in different ways.
    PO 1. Organize (e.g., sort, classify, sequence) objects, organisms and events by different characteristics
  • 1SC-R6. Communicate observations and comparisons through various means such as pictographs, pictures, models and words
    PO 1. Describe observations with pictographs, pictures, models and words
    PO 2. Describe similarities and differences of observations
  • 1SC-R5. Perform simple measurements and comparisons
    PO 1. Perform simple measurements using appropriate devices
    PO 2. Compare objects according to their measurements
  • 1SC-E5. Analyze the processes, parts and subsystems of a bicycle, a clock or other mechanical or electrical device PO 1. Identify the parts of a subsystem within a system
    PO 2. Describe the functions of the parts of a subsystem
    PO 3. State cause-and-effect relationships among components in mechanical or electrical devices
  • 1SC-R6. Communicate observations and comparisons through various means such as pictographs, pictures, models and words
  • 1SC-P5. Apply the concepts of equilibrium, form and function to a variety of phenomena
    PO 2. Explain how the relationships between form and function are evident in natural and designed systems
  • 1SC-F4. Describe relationships among parts of a familiar system (e.g., a bicycle, a park, a clock)
    PO 1. Identify parts of a familiar system
    PO 2. Explain the relationships among parts of a system
  • 1SC-E5. Analyze the processes, parts and subsystems of a bicycle, a clock or other mechanical or electrical device

 

 Components
 Lesson Plans (pdf/doc)