The Hoot Owls have been busy becoming scientists! The Hoot Owls already knew a lot about what a scientist does. When asked, “What is a scientist?” their answers included:
“Scientists make science.”
“Scientists can make Coronavirus go away.”
“Scientists check out things.”
“Scientists do art.”
“A scientist experiments stuff.”
“A scientist is an archeologist.”
After sharing their prior knowledge about scientists, the Hoot Owls furthered their understanding of the job of a scientist through several hands-on activities. The students learned that a scientist measures, writes, draws, counts, asks questions, notices details, sorts, tests predictions, uses their senses, keeps trying and has fun!
Check out the pictures of the Hoot Owls taking on the role of being scientists through hands-on experiences below.
The scientists used a scale to measure weight.
They made predictions and drew what they saw after combining baking soda and vinegar.
And when the cold weather brought hail to Saklan, the Hoot Owls used their senses to explore it!