Making Observations

In this movie, you’ll learn different ways to make observations. You can use your senses to observe, or use tools such as rulers, scales, microscopes, and hand lenses to help you look at something closely and gather information. You’ll learn how to record what you observe by drawing pictures, taking photos, or writing your observations down in a chart or other graphic organizer. Then, you can use what you observe to draw conclusions, make predictions, and answer questions.

Motion and Mass Lesson Plan: SpaceForce Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-4, students use a free online science game to explore the principles of physics, mass, force, and motion. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Making Observations Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about making observations. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Making Observations. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Making Observations Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about making scientific observations. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Making Observations topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »