Wednesday, January 18, 2012

7. Think like a scientist.

Scientist
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
 
This school year we have been focusing on learning the Scientific Method. We have learned these steps:
Title of Experiment
Objective
Hypothesis
Materials
Procedure
Results 
Conclusion
 
My favorite step to do with Bubbe is to make our hypothesis. A hypothesis is an educated guess - you take into consideration everything you know about the pieces of the experiment (what materials you are using, what steps you will take, what your objective or initial question is), and you guess what the outcome of the experiment might be.
Bubbe puts on his best "thinker face" and really concentrates before making his hypothesis. He doesn't just willy nilly guess - no way! 

Science experiments teach us to try new things, to be willing to go out on a limb and guess. I hope you always think like a scientist.


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