love science experiments! Scientist of the Day is a program where each
student in a class or each child in a home-school program (or just at
home!) has an opportunity to choose, practice, and present an
makes this collection of 46 experiments unique is that it includes only
those which can be performed by young students in front of their
classmates or in a home setting in no more than 5 to 10 minutes. No
experiments are included that require boiling, freezing, waiting for a
long time for results, or are dangerous. The brief scientific explanations are clear and correct.
instructions tell the young scientists exactly what to do and when to
pause to ask questions. Students practice their experiment at home so
that they will know what to do and what to say when they are
the Scientist of the Day at school.
demonstrations are interesting to watch and are designed to engage
children by asking them to make predictions, discuss results, and then
record their observations with their own drawings on specially designed
forms in their science notebooks.
of the Day is also perfect for parents or grandparents who want a
collection of experiments that are easy to set up, work well, and will
interest their children or grandchildren. The suggested questions will
help the adults to enrich the activity.
Some students may
be inspired to continue their studies to become “not just for a day”