To understand the world around us, we must OBSERVE things
carefully.You already have five senses
to help perform OBSERVATIONS: sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste.Scientists use each of these and even develop
other tools to help them OBSERVE, measure, and explore.
Practice your OBSERVATION skills and EARN A REWARD!
STEP A: Take a close look at these two pictures of
hummingbirds.Using only these two
pictures, list 10 things that you OBSERVE.For example, your first observation might be:
1. Hummingbirds have their babies in a nest
STEP B: Now imagine that you are working with scientists in
an area where there are many hummingbirds.In fact, you will even be able to catch one of them to study for a short
time.List 10 additional things that
you might be able to OBSERVE in this setting.
Are you stuck?Here
are some clues….. What do they look
like?Where do they live? How do they
move?What might they eat?How many of your senses are you using to make
TO EARN A REWARD, TURN IN YOUR TWO LISTS TO MRS D BY FRIDAY, 23 AUGUST!
CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE OBSERVING LIKE A SCIENTIST!
(Rapoport East and GW Long Elementary students - you are always welcome to participate!Just send an email to email@example.com
with your answers.Be sure to include
your name and address so I can mail your reward.)
It's August and whether you are in Texas or Alabama, you are probably dealing with high temperatures!
Robert Griffin III, the Heisman trophy winning quarterback from Baylor cools down with Gatorade.
Did you know that Gatorade was invented by a Texas-born Scientist when he was working with a sports team in the south?
THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST AND EARN A REWARD!
Do a bit of research on the internet to find answers to these questions. (Be sure you have permission from your parents to use the internet!)
What is the name of the Texas-born scientist who invented Gatorade?
What university was he working with when he invented this beverage?
Have you tried drinking Gatorade when you are very hot?
List at least two reasons why athletes need special beverages to help them perform better in hot weather. (It's okay to guess!)
Record your answers on a sheet of paper and give to Mrs D during the first week of class to EARN A REWARD! (GW Long Elementary students - you are always welcome to participate! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your answers. Be sure to include your name and address with your email.)