Big Idea: To create a culture of scientists, we must give children an opportunity to acquaint themselves with, learn, and practice scientific routines and use related tools and materials Children are natural scientists and this lesson is to help them own that.
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Big Idea: Using literature and mystery is a wonderful way to engage children in the use of and importance of evidence when making a claim.
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Big Idea: Mysteries are fun to solve. In this lesson, students have a chance to step through a guessing game using their senses to gather evidence.
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Big Idea: Having students compare and contrast items they are familiar with pushes them to dig more deeply into designing tests to describe evidence that is not so obvious.
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