Ready to kick off your students' year of science in an exciting way?
This First Day of Science activity is perfect for getting your students in the mindset that we are ALL scientist.
The lesson begins with asking your students to imagine a scientist, and then draw a picture of what they see in their mind. Often, students imagine men with crazy hair in white lab coats holding colorful potions.
While the students are drawing their scientist, the teacher draws a picture of himself or herself in the classroom.
Upon revealing drawings, the teacher leads the class in a discussion about common misconceptions in science and teaches students that EVERYONE is a scientist!
A perfect FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL activity!