Child using magnifying glass to look at plant

Students will be record observations of an object from nature using three different scales or perspectives: life size, up close (zoom in), and far away (zoom out). Viewing an object up close reveals features and patterns that otherwise could be missed when observing from a distance. Stepping back from the object and viewing it as a whole allows for an understanding of shape, where it stands in its environment, as well as its relationship to other things around it. Throughout this process students will gain a valuable tool of using different perspectives to make varied observations.