Mrs. Dunbar’s second-grade class has been learning about how scientists write. We learned that scientists ask a question about how the world works. Each student then came up with a question.
Next, we recorded a hypothesis for our question (a guess about how the experiment will turn out). We learned to design an experiment to test our hypothesis and recorded our procedure. The students learned the importance of writing the details of each step, but also how to include drawings and labels to help other people recreate their experiment.
After that, the students conducted multiple trials and recorded their data. Finally, the students analyzed their results and wrote a conclusion. Learning about this new type of writing was challenging and fun!