A Peek at My Mad Scientists

Last week, my kiddos were all about some science! We began our first little mini unit on the scientific method, but first we had to discuss some things to look forward to in science!

We began our science instruction with a fun little thinking/writing/making craftivity. When I saw Amy Lemon’s mathematicians, (isn’t she the best?!?) I just couldn’t resist. They really didn’t fit into my math instruction, so what better way to include these cute little dudes than by turning them into mad scientists?!


After we created a list of scientific words and actions that we would need to transform into a scientist, the kiddos wrote about what they hope to learn this year during our science studies!

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After our brains were focused on all things science, we were ready to set up our notebooks for the year! Once again, we turned to good ol’ Mod Podge! Yep…love this stuff!

I introduced the tools that we would be responsible for using/knowing this year in 3rd grade. Then, we completed a little match and design on our science notebook covers!


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Finally, we ended the week working our way through the scientific method. Thanks to Ginger, my kiddos fell completely in love with the Boat Afloat experiment!


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I have to say…they made some pretty amazing boats! I think I’ve got some future scientists/engineers on my hands!

Hope y’all are having a great week!


  1. How fun?!? :) Do you have a pattern for the scientists?

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  2. Love them! Your door is precious. :)

  3. Oh my goodness your door is the cutest! Love those faces!

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  4. I was wanting to take a breather and complete a craftivity and was leaning towards Amy's mathematicians, too. They also look great as Mad Scientists :)
    After seeing this, I'm sold :)

  5. What an adorable idea!! I think I'm sold too! :)
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  6. Great ideas. Your students look so engaged. That's the best!


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  7. Could you just stop posting such cute stuff! I love the mad scientists and the covers of your notebooks! LOVE!!

  8. I just wanted to let you know that I shared your post on my Thumbs up Thumbs down Thursday - as a thumbs up of course :) - because I really thought it was a great post!

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