Powers of Observation

40 min.

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Are You a Good Observer?

Grade Standards Subjects Topics
K K.S.1A.8. Science SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PRACTICES
K K.S.1A.6. Science SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PRACTICES
K K.S.1A.5. Science SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PRACTICES
K K.S.1A.4. Science SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PRACTICES
K K.L.2A.1. Science LIFE SCIENCE: EXPLORING ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
K K.L.2A.6. Science LIFE SCIENCE: EXPLORING ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
K 2.1.1.d. Science INQUIRY, THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY: Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.
K 2.1.1.e. Science INQUIRY, THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY: Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.
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Objective

Help students realize their powers of observation

Big Idea

Perspective is everything

Discussion of how our perception changes-watch video made in 1977:

Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only a s a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell. POWERS OF TEN © 1977 EAMES OFFICE LLC (Available at www.eamesoffice.com)

Read books related to observation and perception:

Brooklyn Branch will use:

In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson with artwork by Jerry Pinkney

The Cat at Night by author/illustrator Dahlov Ipcar

I SEE by PatrickGeorge

Addtional titles: https://cml.bibliocommons.com/list/share/347546360...

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