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How do scientists know so much?

How do scientists know so much?

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What do these two stories have in common? (What did both scientists do that was similar?)

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Optional Extra: Curiosity Wheel

Below is an idea for extending this activity throughout the school year by using our Curiosity Wheel .

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Curiosity Spinner: Part 1

Click the wheel to select an object. Then go to the next slide.

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Discover New Things: Part 2

Choose a way of looking at the object! This is what scientists do!

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Grades K-5

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Observing & Asking Questions

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In this mini-lesson, students deepen their understanding of two foundational scientific practices: making observations and asking questions. In the activity, Curiosity Challenge, students “train their brains” by observing an everyday object and asking questions like a scientist would.

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10 mins

Grades K-5

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Observing & Asking Questions

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