Hello Tucker Families! This week Science from Scientists began working with the Tucker students. We will be coming to the Tucker School once every two weeks to bring cool interactive science experiments and encourage students to become more interested in science topics. The scientists coming to the Tucker School are Dr. Sandra Pearl and Mr. Joey Mistretta. Dr. Pearl is a neuroscientist and Mr. Mistretta (Mr. M) is a zoologist. You can see our picture attached and you are encouraged to ask your children if they remember what we had done our research in (think brains and rain forest animals).
Today in class we presented the students with the idea that science is like a big puzzle. We often know many parts of any given topic but then something new always comes up that makes us revise our first scientific idea and create a new one to fit the new information. To illustrate this point we had students work on a 4-piece paper puzzle and then added in one extra piece to see if they could make that new piece of data fit into the new puzzle. Please have your child guide you in this lesson at home and see how you do! If you get stuck you can always consult a fellow scientist because scientists tend to work together to solve big problems.
We also discussed basic safety information such as not wearing open toed shoes, never eating the science experiments, wearing proper protective gear, and much more.
We look forward to a fun year of science with your children! Dr. Pearl and Mr. M