Getting Started

Zoom In, Zoom Out

Students sketch an object at three scales (magnified, life size, and distant) and reflect on the kinds of observations made at each level.

To Each Its Own

Students draw and describe a natural object, then play a matching game in which they pair the objects to their peers’ journal entries.

My Secret Plant

Students record observations of a plant using words, pictures, and numbers, then challenge a partner to find the plant using their notes.


Students observe two objects in the outdoors (e.g. flowers, trees, rocks) and sketch them side by side, noting differences and similarities.