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1 Clarion Module II What is a Scientist? Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, 2009

2 Who Am I? Defining Scientists (Frayer vocabulary model follows) Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, 2009

3 Vocabulary Building Definition (Last) Characteristics (What Scientists Do) Examples Non-Examples SCIENTISTS Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, 2009 Based on the Frayer Model Used in all Clarion units Crystallizes meaning through examples and non-examples Effective across domains

4 Examples Astronomers study the universe (planets, stars, etc.) Biologists study life (plants and animals) Geologists study the earth s layers of soil and rocks. Physicists study matter and energy Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, 2009

5 Non- Examples An entertainer A poet A banker A store clerk Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, 2009

6 Scientists: Make observations Ask questions Learn more Design and conduct experiments Create meaning Tell others what was found Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, 2009

7 Moving the curious kid toward becoming a scientist requires: Doing science, not simply observing demonstrations Working within groups as well as individually Understanding macro-concepts and metacognition Connections to real-world problems Teaching within disciplines (content) Connections to prior knowledge (and addressing misconceptions) Inquiry and investigation Reflection and discussion Monitoring and feedback Time -National Research Council of the National Academies (2005)

8 Center for Gifted Education College of William and Mary What is a Scientist? conclusions: Many people use science, but not everyone acts as a scientist. It is important for children to discuss non- examples of scientists in order to understand what it means to be a scientist. Scientists make thorough observations, ask testable questions, engage in research, often design and conduct experiments including rigorous data collection, create meaning from what they find, and share with others. One may become a scientist through by utilizing the Wheel of Scientific Investigation.

9 Lower Primary Wheel of Scientific Investigation and Reasoning Javits Project Clarion, Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION AND REASONING Make Observations Ask Questions Learn More Design and Conduct the Experiment Create Meaning Tell Others What Was Found SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION AND REASONING


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