Monday, October 22, 2012

Science Tools

If you've been checking out our posts, you know that last week we spent part of one morning trying out all sorts of different tools that scientists use to complete their experiments. This week we're going to take a closer look at each tool and learn what it's used for and how to use it properly. Our week will end with a little quiz to see how well we've learned about the tools and their uses.

To help prepare the kids for this quiz we will be doing some Scientific Tool Olympics here at school. At home, you can help your child by studying a few tools each night using the chart they brought home today. The great thing is you do not have to study all 12 tools every night! Since we have four evenings, I recommended to the kids that they study four tools tonight, four tools tomorrow night and four tools on Wednesday evening. Then on Thursday evening you can do review each tool. Hopefully chunking the tools like this, along with our hands-on activities during the day, will make it easier for your child to remember these important tools.

Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming post about our Olympic Events, and please let me know if you have any questions about the studying.

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