Scientist of the Day program is wonderfully easy to use.
My students are able to practice their presenting skills, while
being the expert on a certain experiment. The
students are all engaged in watching the "scientist" because it
is one of their own. I brought in a white men's dress shirt and
goggles for my students to wear while presenting, which really
gets them involved. Parents have also told me that they are able
to do the experiment at home together which was great for family
bonding time. It is wonderful to give our families activities that
they can participate in together.
Kaleb Archuleta performing
From a parent whose son Corbin was scheduled to perform “Eggshell Power” in Mrs. Gardner’s Grade 3 class in Nampa, Idaho:
thought it was fabulous. Usually my boys hate doing homework, but we
all sat together as a family and did it together. I have 3 boys
and they were ALL interested in this hands on approach. As simple as it
was, it was the first time I have seen all my boys doing homework
together. Straightforward and simple, yet fun and informative.
Honestly, Corbin was laughing his head off because he couldn't believe
the eggs were holding the books.
has created an excellent book that greatly enhances the science
curriculum for students of many ages. The experiments are clearly laid
out so they are easy to follow. Both the parents and students in my
class really enjoy working together at home to prepare the experiments
so they can be presented at school.
As a teacher, I particularly
appreciate the organizational materials that are included in the book,
like the introductory letter to the parents and the forms for setting
up the schedule for the students' presentations. My students all loved
being the "Scientist of the Day." Thank you for including the
scientific explanations of the experiments. I learned a lot from them.
South Park Family School