The world around us is a fascinating place, and while it can be useful to learn the facts about how everything works, the phenomenon of wonder and asking good questions is just as important! This week, we invite everyone to take a break from their computers for a bit and to instead focus your energy on observing the world around you. For example, what can you learn about the home you live in? How does sunlight move through your window? What patterns do you notice about the people who live with you? What does your pet do at night?
We want to encourage you to spend this week thinking about the questions you have about your surroundings, the Earth and sky, and about yourself! What observations can you make about the world around you? Can you find something in or around your home that you think is special or unique? How would you demonstrate to someone else what you’ve picked?
How many questions about our world can you come up with after a week of making observations? We can’t wait to see what you discover and hope that you will share your observation journey using either our forums or on social media using #MITFullSTEAM (with parent permission).
Have fun observing!
This week is all about sharing your questions and observations! Don’t forget that you can either share your observation journey using either our forums or on social media platforms using #MITFullSTEAM (with parent permission).
Make sure you scroll to the bottom for additional activities.
|Tracing Shadows (K – 5, 6 – 12)|
|In this investigation, you will explore the daily and seasonal patterns of the Earth and Sun through observations that are easy to do at home.|
|A World of Wonder (All Grade Levels)|
|Having trouble making it outside? No problem. Here are three examples of phenomena that you can make observations about right now!|
|Organism Observations (All Grade Levels)|
|Observing behaviors is a great way to learn more about the world we live in. So what can be learned about the living creatures in and around our homes?|