We launched a new unit of study this week…trees! We started out filling in the part of our RAN chart titled "What I Think I Know…". We wrote down all the ideas we had about things we know about trees on post it notes and added them to the chart.
Then we headed outside to observe some trees. We learned that observe means to look and that scientists do lots of observing! We noticed that there are many different types of trees in our school yard.
After we observed the trees in our school yard, we decided to take a nature walk down the path between Northview and Eagan High School. We each got our own ziploc bag with our name on it. We collected items to put in our bags and bring back to our classroom to use in our research station. We will observe these items more closely and learn about them in the coming weeks. It was a beautiful day and we found some amazing artifacts!
We are so excited to learn more about trees and to see how real scientists do their jobs!