We talk about scientists all the time, but do our students know what exactly scientists are? Do they understand what scientists do? Do they know about the scientific method? This scientists unit is packed with 58 pages of resources to explain what a scientist is, what the scientific method is, and how to use the scientific method. $
Scientists. What are the different kinds of scientists? What are the different fields of Science? What do scientists do? This unit takes a look at the different branches of Science. This would be a great Back to School Science unit or an End of Year culminating science project.
scientific method: Saving Sam An excellent way to get students to explain their procedure. Have them write it out like they were explaining it to someone who had no idea what they were doing. 5th graders did this and loved it! They wanted to try it over and over to see if they could do it with less paper clips
This includes 3 different informational text passages about what scientists do (scientific method) with a color coding system to refer explicitly to the text for the answers. Then it has a passage about "lab" safety and an interactive notebook activity. Finally, it has a passage about displaying data and an interactive notebook activity to go with that too.