1. After introducing myself, I’ll ask the students what it means to be a scientist. We’ll make a list of a scientist’s qualifications.
2. I will share with students my thoughts on what it means to be a scientist – explaining the scientific method and the importance of observation, hypothesis, and experimentation, etc.
3 Referring back to passages in the book, Farmer George Plants a Nation, we’ll make a list of all the ‘sciencey’ things George did.
4.We will examine primary sources such as pages from his weather journal, diaries and letters.
5.Then we’ll go back to what it means to be a scientist. Did he ask a question? Did he experiment? Did he make observations? What did he do with that information? Was he a scientist? Students will decide.
Explore what it means to be a scientist.
Analyze a biography with the author to locate basic information
Examine primary source documents to back up those facts
Engage in a discussion about what it means to be a scientist
Come to a conclusion about whether George Washington was a scientist or not.
The author will adjust each program to fit the needs of each state's standards.