Sunday, December 3, 2017

What does a scientist do?

Last week we began a discussion on what scientists do. I loved hearing the students' ideas. We brainstormed ideas that we associate with "scientist," and then they each drew a picture of a scientist in their science journals. Afterwards, we read the book Ada Twist, Scientist, which is about a little girl who is filled with questions about how the world works, and does investigations to figure out the answers to some of her more pressing questions. While we read the book, I encouraged the kids to add to their drawing. Here's how they turned out!

Next week we'll dive into the science practice of asking questions, and begin by asking some of our own questions about the nature treasures we brought in. Here are some scientists exploring them:

For Forest Friday, we got to plant daffodil bulbs in the forest around the new pine trees. We'll get to observe these as they grow in the spring!

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