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Journey

Topic: People and Places

An Amazing Scientist

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Watch the Story

Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Read the Book

Jane Goodall: Champion for Chimpanzees by Jodie Shepherd

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Making Observations We make observations with our five senses and science tools!
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Lesson Activities

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Science Activity

Use Your Senses

Materials: paper, pencil, flat surface for writing (like a clipboard), coloring items such as markers or crayons

In this activity, your young scientist will use their senses to practice their observation skills.

To prepare, divide a paper into four sections. Label each section with one of the following senses: sight, hearing, touch, and smell. You can also draw an eye, ear, hand, and nose, if you’d like.

Go for a walk outside with your child. Ask them what they observe, or notice. Tell them to use their eyes, ears, hands, and nose to learn about what’s around them. What do they see, hear, feel, and smell?

Give your child the paper, a flat surface for writing, and a pencil. Have them sketch what they observed with each of their senses in the corresponding boxes. When you get back home, they can add color or details to their drawings.

Then have them write about their walk. What was their favorite part? Encourage them to use adjectives to describe what they saw, heard, felt, and smelled.

Actividad de ciencia

Utiliza los sentidos

Materiales: papel, lápiz, una superficie plana para escribir (como una tabla para sujetar papeles), materiales para colorear, como marcadores o crayones

En esta actividad, tu pequeño científico o científica practicará a observar con los sentidos.

Para prepararte, divide un papel en cuatro partes. Escribe en cada parte los siguientes sentidos: vista, oído, tacto y olfato. También puedes dibujar un ojo, un oído, una mano y una nariz, si quieres.

Sal de paseo con tu niño. Pregúntale qué cosas observa, o nota. Dile que utilice su vista, oído, tacto y olfato para saber lo que le rodea.

Dale a tu niño el papel, una superficie plana donde pueda escribir y un lápiz. Dile que haga un boceto de lo que observa con cada uno de los sentidos en los recuadros que correspondan. Cuando regresen a casa, puede colorear o añadir más detalles a sus dibujos.

Entonces, pídele que escriba sobre su paseo. ¿Qué parte le gustó más? Anímalo a describir lo que vio, escuchó, sintió y olió con adjetivos.