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Exercise in Creating Drawings for Field Notebooks


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    Berkeley Natural History Museums

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Exercise in Creating Drawings for Field Notebooks

Learners draw and describe a leaf, and then re-find leaves drawn and described by other learners. Learners can observe leaves outside, or leaves may be brought into the classroom. This activity focuses on observations in science, what to put in a field notebook, paying attention to detail, and gaining confidence in drawing.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • variety of different leaves
  • paper and pencil
  • ruler (optional)

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Huffard, Crissy

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Berkeley Natural History Museums and the Regents of the University of California, ©2011

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