What is a scientist?
A scientist is someone who believes there is a natural way to explain most things. Scientists see a problem and perform tests to understand the cause so they can come up with a solution. It’s pretty cool!
Introducing the topic of science and scientists to early elementary students is so fun. They are coming in and seeing the wonder of science with brand new eyes and it is so cool to see their eyes light up when they learn more about science.
What is a scientist for kids
If you are looking for ways to teach the topic “What is a scientist?” to your kindergarten or first grade students, you’re in the right place. This is one of my favorite subjects to teach!
Here are some things you’ll want to touch on as you teach students about the wonderful world of science:
- Scientist tools and how to use them
- The scientific method and how to use it to solve problems
- Types of scientists and what types of problems they solve
- Types of science experiments and how to conduct them
It’s important to teach your little learners that anyone can be a scientist! They just have to watch and observe how things work. Pretty cool, huh?
If you are looking for the perfect What Is A Scientist Activity or some first grade or kindergarten science worksheets, I have you covered!
It covers What is a Scientist, Science Tools, and The Scientific Method with Inquiry lessons!
What’s Inside This Download?
Pg. 1 Cover
Pg. 2 Table of Contents
Pg. 3 Home Connection
Pg. 4 Note to Teachers
Pg. 5 Lesson Plan (What is a Scientist?) Week 1
Pg. 6 Lesson Plan (Science Tools) Week 2
Pg. 7 Lesson Plan (Scientific Method) Week 3
Pg. 8 KWL Chart
Pg. 9 Draw a Scientist
Pg. 10 Scientists ARE, CAN, USE
Pg. 11 Act Out the Motion of a Scientist
Pg. 12 I SPY Science Tools
Pg. 13 & 14 Science Tools interactive notebook (just draw pics., for young children)
Pg. 15 & 16 Science Tools Interactive Notebook (write the definition – for older children)
Pg. 17 & 18 Measuring Tools (Interactive notebook) Activity
Pg. 19 Hand Lens Experiment Data Sheet
Pg. 20-22 Science Tools mini books
Pg. 23 Venn Diagram (ruler VS dropper)
Pg. 24 Writing Prompt- Science Tools
Pg. 25 Writing Prompt – Scientist & Tools
Pg. 26 Gummy Bear Science
Pg. 27 Scientific Method Blank Sheet (You can use this with any experiment all year long)
Pg. 28 Ask A Friend (Data Collecting)
Pg. 29 Rainbow Milk Inquiry Instructions (for teachers)
Pg. 30 Rainbow Milk Inquiry Data Sheet
Pg. 31 Observing Mixing Colors Data Sheet
Pg. 32-35 I’m a Scientist Hat headbands for boys and girls
Pg. 36-45 What is a Scientist, Science Tools posters
Pg. 46-53 The Scientific Method poster Set
Pg. 54-61 Science Data Notebook with Rubric & Word Bank
Pg. 62 How to put the Interactive Notebook Pages in the book example
If you want even more science fun for kindergarten and first grade students, you have to check out my Science Curriculum Bundle!
This comprehensive and engaging science curriculum includes everything you need to teach science all year long! This includes 12 units with inquiry lessons, STEM activities, data notebooks, rubrics, print-and-go worksheets, home projects, and so much more!
What are your favorite activities for teaching students about scientists? Let me know in the comments!