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To provide a structured way for a student to list information they observe.


  • List a research topic in the bar above the chart.  This should be a topic that the student can study about through observation.
  • List supporting aspects or details of the topic in the top row.
  • List the subjects to be observed in the first column.
  • Give students time to observe each subject and list their observational details in the boxes within the data chart.
  • Use this information to:
    • Compare and contrast student observations.
    • Generate conclusions about each subject.
    • Guide students when drafting descriptive writings about he research topic.

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