This year my students absolutely love science! Each morning they ask "What experiment are we doing today!?" and then sound disappointed when I tell them that an experiment can't happen every day. I love their enthusiasm for exploring and discovering new things, it makes me wish I could actually give them an experiment every day! Of course, it wouldn't be possible to do one everyday, so we have started doing one each week instead! :-) Each child has their own science journal and they love going through the scientific method during our experiments!
We started our year with a "What is a scientist?" unit (inspired from Pinterest). We read the book "Meet Einstein" and then they brainstormed lots of different words to describe what a scientist is and what they do. The words they came up with were astonishing! They put all of their words on this adorable anchor chart. Once they finished adding words to the class anchor chart they began working on their own personal anchor charts. They did a really great job!
For our first science experiment they practicing predicting, observing, and recording during a density activity. We had 7 different liquids of various density's. They made their predictions, did the experiment, observed the results, and then recorded the results---what fun!
Here are their predictions!