Oh Say, What Can You See?
Author: Sharon Janulaw
Overview: Students take a walk outside and use their sense of sight to discover things in their world. They record their observations and compare their observations with those of their classmates.
Grade Span: K2
Put paper on clipboards.
Prepare containers with pencils and crayons.
Select the area in which you will take the sight walk.
Time: 30 minutes
Grouping: Whole class
We find out about the environment in which we live by using our senses. The senses gather information that is sent to the brain. Among other things, our senses warn us of danger and thus keep us safe.
Many people depend on the sense of sight more than their other senses for information about their environment. The sense of sight gives us so much information that it would be overwhelming if it were not for our ability to focus on one thing at a time. When the eye focuses on an object, other objects become less obvious.
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Make sure your students understand and agree to follow guidelines for expected behavior on the sight walk.
Go on Sight Walks in different areas and compare observations from each walk.
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