Program Flyer: Was George Washington a Scientist? (CCSS aligned)

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Contact Information
Peggy Thomas
peggy@inkthinktank.com
302 Pondside Drive

White Plains, NY 10607
(860) 868-3700
Program Title
Was George Washington a Scientist? (CCSS aligned)
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
This program has not yet been evaluated.
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
No maximum, but for optimum student participation, we suggest no more than 40 students.
Minimum Number of Participants
No minimum
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Standards
Program Description
Was George Washington a scientist? In this interdisciplinary program that blends history, science and biography, students will decide for themselves. We’ll investigate what it means to be a scientist and how that compares with what George did on his farm at Mount Vernon. We’ll discuss the scientific method, analyze primary resources such as George’s diary and letters, and come to a conclusion based on our hour of inquiry.
Program Format
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.
Objectives
Students will:
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.

National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
TBA
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
The author will adjust each program to fit the needs of each state's standards.
Program Length
45-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
Cancellation Policy
We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature (snow days). The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?
No

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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