This Scientific Method & Tools Unit consists of:
-a reading passage entitled "What is a Scientist?" for shared reading along with questions like, "What is the meaning of Science?" and "What the common things that scientists do?"
-vocabulary note taking sheet
-4 classroom activity recording sheets that support the essential questions "How do scientists ask questions and investigate?", "How do scientists use their senses to observe things in nature?", "How do scientists make observations and record their findings?", and "How do scientists make a hypothesis and conduct experiments(popcorn experiment)?"
-2 recording sheets for science centers for using scientific tools (measuring cups, forceps, thermometer, balance scale,eye dropper, ruler, timer, and magnifying glass). Each recording sheet tells information about the materials needed to set up centers and directions for students.