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White Plains, NY 10607
Was George Washington a Scientist? (CCSS aligned)
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Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Public Library: Library Patrons
No maximum, but for optimum student participation, we suggest no more than 40 students.
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Standards
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.
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.
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.
The author will adjust each program to fit the needs of each state's standards.
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
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.
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