Sunday, 14 October 2018

What is a Scientist?

Welcome to the first slow chat! Answer these questions at your own pace.
We will reply as soon as we can, scientists!

What is a scientist?

There are many different kinds of scientists, and they all do different things.
Some like to learn about living organisms.
They are called biologists. Others like to study rocks. We call them geologists.
People who study animals are sometimes called zoologists - this is easy to remember
because sometimes animals live in zoos.

Scientists are very curious people who like to solve problems.

They solve these problems by doing science projects called experiments.
What are some of these problems?
Well, they can be about keeping our air clean or finding a way to cure people
when they have certain diseases.

So what do scientists do specifically?

Well, it all boils down to observing, measuring, and communicating. Let's take a look.

What Do Scientists Do?
Scientists observe things.

Our senses can help us observe what is around us.
Scientists use their senses when solving science problems.
They use their eyes to spot details. They use their noses to detect if something is stinky.
They use their hearing, touch, and even sense of taste.

Scientists use proof!
They either make an observation or an inference.
An inference is something they will need to find evidence to prove.
Watch the video to find out more

We need you to be scientists this week and help us to observe what is in your school!

1: WHat is a scientist? Fill out your answer on the padlet

2: What things did Ada Twist do that made her a scientist?

3: If you could learn more about something to do with science
what would it be and why?

4: What kind of science have you done at your school?

5:What made it interesting for you?

6: What kind of science would you love to chat about on kidsedchat and why?

7: Go outside and find a leaf in your playground (ask your teacher first!!)
look closely and draw what you see. What detail do you observe?

8: Can you share a drawing or a picture of your leaf?

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