We began our Field Study unit learning about what a field study is and how scientists actually do field studies. Students brainstormed ideas for field studies focusing on understanding the impact of various variables on the ecology of our school’s front lawn. We marked a picture of the lawn off into sectors, and students went outside to identify sectors they will use for their field study. For the remainder of the class period, students worked in pairs to write a procedure for their field study. The slide deck is available here.