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What do scientists do?

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Q. WHAT DO
SCIENTISTS DO?
WHAT DO SCIENTISTS DO?
• Factual: How do scientists behave? How is a laboratory different?
What is an experiment?
• Conceptual: How are scientific theories made? Why are variables
important in science?
• Debatable: Can science provide the answers to all questions?
• We will be inquiring into the work of scientists and formulating
our own questions for scientific inquiry
DRAW A PICTURE OF WHAT A
SCIENTIST LOOKS LIKE
DRAW A PICTURE OF WHAT A
SCIENTIST LOOKS LIKE
• Identify any similarities between the pictures you
have drawn.
• Discuss and then summarize what your class
think a scientists look like.
SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES IN THE WORLD
• Name 4 most important scientific
discoveries of all time
• Suggest the 4 qualities a good
scientist should have
SCIENTISTS LIKE ME - RESEARCH TASK
Research and identify a scientist who
is like you in some way.
Ex. They are from your home country,
or they speak the same language as
you.
What kind of science did they do? Did
they win any prizes? How did they
start out as a scientist? Where did
they study?
Present your research as a poster
card that could form part of a mosaic
wall of scientists.
SCIENTISTS LIKE ME - RESEARCH TASK
• Reflect on you research.
• Discuss and compare the lives of the scientists you
searched. What did they have in common? What made
them scientists?
• Summarize your discussion using this starter: “To be a
scientist, one should be…”
BIG AND SMALL QUESTIONS
– SUPER FOODS!
-What does our body need to work?
• Find out about some of the claims -How much energy do different
related to super foods.
foods contain?
• If we want to test the claims
-Which is the best food to eat?
scientifically, we need to ask the
-How much mineral content do
right questions.
• In pairs, organize the questions in
the order from the “biggest”
question to the “smallest” – from
the most general, to the most
specific.
different foods contain?
-What kids of food are there?
-How much protein do different
foods contain?
BIG AND SMALL QUESTIONS
– SUPER FOODS!
• Now use the search term: super foods NHS choices
• Read one or two of the articles on the site.
• Discuss: How scientific are the claims made for super foods?
Are they valid?
• Outline what is meant by a ‘super food’ in your own words.
Summarize the evidence you found for the existence of
super foods.
THE SUPERHERO SCIENCE
• Invent a new superhero
• Invent a new superhero whose
role is to protect the environment.
• Describe the super power(s) he
or she has, discuss the science
involved and create a short
cartoon showing your superhero
in action.
Superhero Science
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