Writing with Scientists with the American Museum of Natural History

Hi, I'm Dr. Susan Perkins and I'm a scientist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. In this workshop, I'll show you how to transform your collection of notes, observations, research, and experiment results into a knockout science report.

I'm a microbiologist, which means I study very small living things — most are too small to see without a microscope — like bacteria and viruses. My investigations have taken me to islands in the Caribbean, forests in Canada, and swamps in Africa.

New scientific discoveries are great fun, but experimentation is only the beginning. It's so important to present your information and ideas in a clear, well-constructed manner because that's how you communicate your work with other scientists. Scientists constantly build on each other's work to develop new knowledge. By reading your report, others should be able to repeat your steps, evaluate your conclusions, and use your results in their own analysis to ask new questions.

Scholastic and American Museum of Natural History present Science Explorations  
Science resources at the American Museum of Natural History, including online content just for kids.
• use your notes and research for maximum effect
• successfully structure your science report
• publish and explore science reports online

This workshop will be most helpful if you’ve already done your research on a topic that interests you. Before you start, learn more.



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