Inside Out Science: Discovering the Scientist Within Me!

Miesha Gadsden, Third Grade, J.H. Gunn Elementary School

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This curriculum unit will address scientific discoveries using the scientific method and explore similarities and differences between plant and animal cells. Students will learn how to find the scientists within themselves to explore parts of a plant and parts of an animal. They will use a hands-on approach to conduct scientific experiments, while expanding their natural curiosity of living things. Students will compare how plants and animals look on the outside to digging deeper to explore the hidden mysteries on the inside. My hope is that they will discover science is much more than a textbook or picture from the internet. They will use science labs, scientific notebooks, experience guest speakers and much more! Science is all around them and by digging deeper with scientific questions, they will discover the scientist within themselves!