In this activity, students use a three-level reading guide to locate information about the role of observation in science from the text of an article. They interpret what the text means and then apply the information to consider ways they could research the frequency of earthworms in their area.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • locate information in the text
  • interpret what the text means
  • apply the information.

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  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handout.

Nature of Science

Students expand their understanding of the importance of observation, both qualitative and quantitative, in science. They make links to ways scientists use observation and research to develop their understanding about phenomena and to guide their ongoing investigations.

    Published 29 June 2015