What is a Scientist?

We've been talking about what a scientist is and what they do. I had them help me draw a scientist on the board.  I wish I had pictures...but DANG, I forgot my phone at home!  On the scientist, they drew glasses, lab coat, potions, crazy hair. It was FUNNY!  After they were finished, I told them that the picture was great, BUT that doesn't look like a scientist.  Scientists are in THIS classroom! WE ARE SCIENTISTS! :)

 I used Deanna Jump's "What do Scientist Do?"  freebie book to talk to my students about the scientific method:

And we read this book {a little advanced for first graders, but I'm good at skipping pages without them knowing}:

Afterwards, we  made ourselves into little scientists with lab coats.  This is inspired by Cara's cute little scientist craftivity.  We didn't have much time to do the whole body craftitivy, so I just made a template for the lab coat.  It worked great!

You can download the lab coat {here}!

Need some science experiments for your little scientists? Click the picture below!

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School Sparks Renee said...

What a creative way to get kids thinking like a scientist! Thanks for sharing, Renee

test said...

LOVE the lab coat freebie! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Fluttering Through First Grade said...

Ahh your lil lab coat guys are just too cute. We're waiting for lil Johnny to hide a little somethin' special inside the lab coat and turn it into a flasher ;P heehee

~Christy & Tammy
Fluttering Through First Grade

Cynthia said...

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HeidiSongs said...

I LOVE this!!! Thank you so much!

Patty Rutenbar said...

When I click the picture to get the science experiments, it just takes me back to the same post. I'd love to see what experiments you have!

Rachelle said...

@Patty, if you click the picture and then scroll down... you'll see the posts! :)

Natalie Kay said...


Thanks for offering so many wonderful freebies! Your science posts are some of my favorites!!

Love ya!! :)

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