Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Scientific Method Bulletin Board

My classroom isn't ready for a full reveal quite yet, but I have finished up all of my bulletin boards (you know, the ones that were hiding behind the monster bookcase). 

My favourite one, by far, is my Scientific Method bulletin board that is going to remain 
permanent through the school year. 
I modeled it after the amazing one that Emily created over at The Science Life!
scientific method bulletin board, the scientific method
*BEFORE*
The bulletin board I'm showing is the one on the North wall beneath the black star.
scientific method bulletin board, the scientific method
*AFTER*
The Scientific Method!
Starting from the red rectangle: "Ask a Question", "Form A Hypothesis", "Create and Conduct an Experiment", "Observe and Record Data", "Analyze and Conclude", and "Communicate the Findings".
Beneath the bulletin board, I have a hanging folder with photocopies of our class's Scientific Method Lab Form that students can grab and fill out anytime we have lab activities in class. I also plan to sporadically put up QR codes linking to:
- Cool science experiments
- Mr. Parr's science songs
- Interesting science videos, etc

One of my favourite parts of the bulletin board is the 3D images that go with each step. 
To create them I laminated and cut out the images I wanted to use and then simply glue-gunned bulletin board tacks to the back! It works perfectly because the tacks stick out about 5cm so when you push them onto the board they create a neat 3D effect!

scientific method bulletin board, the scientific method

scientific method bulletin board, the scientific method

Thanks again to Emily for inspiring me to create this bulletin board for my classroom (don't you just love the edu-blogger world?!)
I hope to do a full reveal of my classroom next Monday to celebrate the long weekend! 
Stay tuned until then...

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