An Observation Guide for Students
Choose one object, specimen or art work and try to answer these questions about it:
What do I already know about it?
How do I feel about it?
What would I like to know about it?
What do I observe? (For example, color, texture, background, materials, patterns, odor, sound, structure, shape, form, size)
Is it the same or different from the things around it?
Based on what I have observed, why do I think it has these characteristics?
Why should I care about it?
Why do I think it is in a museum?
What sources outside of the museum could I use to answer my questions about it?