I am linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Must Read Mentor Texts.
Is it possible to eat snowballs doused in ketchup—and nothing else—all winter? Can a washing machine wash dishes? By reading the step-by-step instructions, kids can discover the answers to such all-important questions along with the book's curious narrator. Here are 12 "hypotheses," as well as lists of "what you need," "what to do," and "what happened" that are sure to make young readers laugh out loud as they learn how to conduct science experiments (really!).
Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter—the ingenious pair that brought you 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore—have outdone themselves in this brilliant and outrageously funny book.
This is a great text to show the steps needed to carry out an experiment. The child creates a question, makes a hypothesis, tries the experiment, and draws conclusions. As you read it with your class, point out the steps followed for each experiment.
You could also discuss famous scientists who have failed prior to having great success - examples can be found here: 16 Most Inspiring Famous Failures.
My class loved this book... I hope yours does too!