As parents and educators, we know we must teach our kids skills to support scientific thinking. But, how do we encourage kids to explore science? Why not, share stories about a scientist? Scientists, like most kids, are curious and want to know answers. The great thing about studying scientists is there are many branches; so there surely is a topic to motivate all kids. Seems like a perfect match!
June Scientist of the Month: Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847 and died in 1922. He was known as a scientist that was a great inventor. He is best known for inventing the first telephone.
Scientists use the scientific method to learn about the world. Leaning about scientists can show kids how they used the scientific method to learn about their world. More importantly it may spark their imaginations to become “Everyday Scientists” and possibly a famous scientist one day.
Quotes Made Famous By Mr. Bell
” Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you. [First intelligible words spoken over the telephone“.
“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open“.
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success”.