Making observations is one of the first things that scientists do when conducting experiments. In order to make observations that are thorough, accurate, and specific, we need to acquire as much information as we can, using all the senses we can safely employ. Observations can come before writing a hypothesis and creating an experiment, which means it is part of the first step in the scientific method. Students learned what subjective (opinion) and objective (fact) statements are and that in science we always want to make observations that are fact based.
For the activity, students were given bags with mystery objects to observe. The students were allowed to use all senses except for sight. The goal was to practice making good observations and descriptions. They did an amazing job with the activity!