What is a Scientist? Back to School Science Activity

Morpho Science
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5th - 8th, Homeschool
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Students will use root words to decipher the meaning of 15 types of scientists. They will then choose the type of scientist that they would most like to be and draw themselves in that role. The drawing must include at least 7 science tools that match the equipment used by the scientist.


  1. Student Directions & Root Word Reference Sheet
  2. Root Word Skills Worksheet & Answer Key
  3. Drawing Templates - Three Options Included
    Drawing Template (General Scientist) - Students draw themselves as a general scientist instead of a specific type of scientist.
    Drawing Template (Type of Scientist) - Students draw themselves as a specific type of scientist. This version does not have the bookshelf that showcases the science tools.
    Drawing Template (With Equipment Shelf) - Students draw a particular type of scientist and also draw the tools that they will need on the shelf.
  4. Completed Example (Low Ink)
  5. Completed Example (Fully Colored)
  6. Optional Extension Activity - Students complete Frayer Models for different root words. Includes Frayer Model graphic organizers for 2 or 4 terms.
  7. Rubric

How is this product useful?

➤ Fun back to school science project

➤ Great first day of school science activity

➤ Allows students to be creative

➤ Builds Vocabulary Skills

➤ Integrates art and science

➤ Great for bulletin board displays

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