There are "signs" of science all around us. Students take a look
at the signs in their community searching for names, words, phrases and symbols
that indicate conditions related to Forces & Motion and/or are science-related.
By examining street names, school names, and other signs, students find science
words, phrases, symbols and/or scientists' names. They can draw the signs or take
photos. The drawings should be clear and easy to identify. Students also write
an explanation of why the word, name, phrase, or symbol is significant to science.
Send the drawings or photos with the accompanying explanations. The students'
contributions will be shared in the "Signs" of Science virtual museum, below on
this project page.
- signs in the community--street signs, school names, and other signs
- a camera
- paper, pen or pencil
The "Signs" of Science Virtual Museum
- Look for signs around your community! You may see street signs, street
names, school names, or other signs with words, phrases, and symbols indicating
conditions related to Forces & Motion, or related to science, in general.
For example you might see a sign with the name of a famous scientist, like
- Send a drawing or photo of the sign to Judi.
- Send an explanation of why the word, phrase, symbol, or name on the sign
is significant to science. (Example: Isaac Newton is responsible for
the 3 laws of motion. These laws explain how forces interact with objects
and why things move.)
Visit the"Signs" of Science" Virtual Museum often to see the new exhibits submitted by students. Also see the pictures of science-related signs that Judi has found in her community. We look forward to posting your contributions to Judi's museum!
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