- As you may know, the field investigations are a part of the new science standards in Ohio and the new Next Generation Science Standards. The attached hand-out introduces students to the components of a field journal and the types of observations recorded during field research. Your students can apply their knowledge by collecting specimens and producing a field entry for each one. Teacher instructions and instructions for students in grades 3-6 and grades 7-12 are also included.
Actually, this is a third in a three-parts series from the Smithsonian Institution exploring writing and other disciplines. It also teaches observation skills that are essential to science, writing, and visual arts. Click to see the website; http://bit.ly/1pCay7l