Preparing for Scientific Observation

This tool is based on the "Scientific Observation Assessment Tool." We designed it to work as preparation for fieldwork, to help students start looking closely the characteristics of their target species. You can have them use this in conjunction with a species ID card, then once in the field students will have a better sense of what characteristics to look closely for. It makes a great skills station!

Let us know how it works for you and your students.

Project Information
Grade Level: 
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Resources I used: 
Scientific Observation Tool, Vital Signs Team, 2013
How should others reference your work?: 
Preparing for Scientific Observation, Vital Signs Team, 2013