Let’s Observe

Course 2 of 6 in Becoming a Smart Peg Scientist Series

Smart Peg Lab


The power of observation is essential for any Smart Peg Scientist! Learn how to use your senses to make different types of observations. Put your observation power to use in a fun game with a Smart Peg twist, and maybe even help with some important bird research!

Course Information


By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

» identify observation as a way to collect information or data

» use senses to  make different types of observations

» explain the difference between quantitative and qualitative observations

Supplies Needed:

» paper and pencil

» items to smell, taste and touch

» 6-sided game die

» 2-sided coin optional 

» camera or voice recorder optional

Suggested Pacing:

Day 1 –  Getting Started and gather the Supplies Needed
Day 2 –
The Investigation a – b
Day 3 –
The Investigation c
Day 4 –
The Investigation d
Day 5 –
The Investigation e and What’s Next?

NGSS Standards:

Science & Engineering Practices (SEP)

» Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information (Grades K-2, 3-5 and MS)

  • Before starting this course you must complete the required prerequisite course: Smart Peg Safety