Writing with Scientists
Writing with Scientists Home Step 1: Discover Your Big QuestionStep 2: Explain the Hows and WhysStep 3: Present Your InformationStep 4: Conclude with New QuestionsStep 5: Show Your SourcesStep 6: Publish OnlineRead Student Writing Words to Know


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Before You Start:

To get the most out of this workshop, first investigate a topic that interests you. You may:

• make observations in a natural environment, like a park or your backyard
• do experiments in class or at home and record the results
• go to the library to gather information
• visit a museum, historic site, or state park to make observations or conduct research
or any combination in order to investigate something that interests you.

If you're not ready to write your report yet, here are some great places to visit to get started:

Science Explorations Explore exciting topics like bats and giant squid alongside top scientists in the field.
Scholastic Explorers: Endangered Ecosystems: Investigate Costa Rican caterpillars, Mexican wildcats, and Brazilian river otters.
Weather Watch: Experience extreme conditions and find out why weather happens.

Also check out these sites from the American Museum of Natural History:

OLogy: Explore your favorite topics from archaeology to astronomy.
Resources for Learning: Interact with a large collection of activities, articles, evidence, and analysis.

To read award-winning science reports and enter your own, take a look at:

Young Naturalist Awards: This research-based essay contest is for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science.