Definitions for "Observing"
is the most fundamental scientific thinking process. Only through observing are we able to acquire information about the world around us. Given objects to play with the young student will look, touch, smell, taste, and listen to them. These sensory actions enable the learner to construct a view of the world and how it works. Similarly, scientists gather information about Mars by placing a space probe that can observe its surface and thereby extend their human capabilities. By observing, humans gather information as raw material for constructing fundamental knowledge.
obtaining information about objects, situations or events, using as many senses as possible; may be qualitative or quantitative in nature
using one or more of the senses in perceiving properties or similarities and differences in objects and events; can be made directly with the senses or indirectly through the use of simple or complex instruments; influenced by the previous experience of the observer
quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
Noticing how the child is special and unique, her style, her rhythm, and her mood, her interests, and what she is doing at that moment in time.
Giving particular attention; habitually attentive to what passes; observant{1}; as, an observing person; an observing mind.