Anyway, we did lots of projects throughout the week and acted like the true scientists that we are! In addition to the bird poop painting, some other activities we did were a moldy potato experiment, kept a science journal, played a few games, explored germs and the importance of proper hand washing, tested diaper capacity and a few others! At the beginning of the week we went over how to hold a scientific discussion and respond in a science journal. The kids really soaked this up and did such a great job with it! We held some GREAT discussions--they sounded like little professionals!! To help scaffold their thinking and organize their thoughts, I wrote a few sentence starters on a chart (pictured below; sorry, I did not spend the time to make these charts as cute as they deserve to be--I'm a little embarrassed!):
I typed up these sentence starters on cards (so they can be displayed in a classroom) and even added a few more starters. The cards can be displayed on a bulletin board. I also made a reference sheet for students to put in science journals. Take a peek below--if you like it, click on it get your own free copy!