- Know that patterns can be observed and recorded
- Understand that patterns in small things are often the same in larger things (people, animals, plants) and change over time
- Be able to record observations of patterns that can be used to construct explanations based on evidence (observations)
New thinking in science education focuses on helping students develop skills and experience with the science practices by having them actually doing science. This lesson will help students become aware of patterns in nature by observing leaves and develop skills in recording their observations and questions.