OBJECTIVE (PART ONE)
The purpose of this activity is to look at how each of your classmates views what a scientist is. We will draw then catalog all the different ideas from your science class. This will not only help you develop your skills in making good observation, but will also help you to start understanding how to record and collect information for future labs.
Make a list of ten things that must be in a picture that you think all scientists must have.
On a new sheet of paper provided by the teacher draw your scientist. Your scientist must display in some fashion the things from your list. You should also be creative and not limit yourself to the things on your list.
Points will not be lost based on your artistic ability
PROCEDURE (PART TWO)
This second half of the activity will test your skills in collecting information. In science it is important to collect information as accurately as possible. Scientists often use tables to collect information in; tables help them to keep all of the collected information organized. You will be setting up a table for part two and collecting information from classmates about their scientist that they have just drawn.
Be sure to listen in class as the teacher gives you instructions as to how your class will be setting up its table.