In the “Writing with Scientists,” online learning activity, students learn how to transform their notes, observations and research into a well-organized, thorough, and thoughtful science report. Microbiologist Dr. Susan Perkins of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City shares her experience of taking lizard parasite research from the idea phase to a published report.
- Students gets tips on what to do before you start, from conducting research to gathering information on your subject.
- Next, students follow six steps, including:
- Along the way, Dr. Susan Perkins shares how she handled each step.
- Printable Worksheets also accompany each step, allowing students to document their work as they go.
- Students can read Student Writing examples for inspiration.
- Words to Know offers definitions of common scientific vocabulary that students will find useful.
While participating in “Writing with Scientists,” students will learn to:
- Describe their big question and hypothesis
- Clearly explain research and information
- Present and analyze their results
- Use scientific vocabulary accurately
- Communicate new questions
- Show sources in a bibliography
- Publish their science report online to be shared with a whole community of student scientists