Scientist use scientific drawings (accurate and realistic) along with scientific models (2-D or 3-D -shows how or why something occurs) to explain and show what something is, what they observed, or how something works.
In Younger Kids we have been working all year on our scientific drawings (accurate pictures, that are the right colors, and have lots of details).
Scientific drawing of plants from our Nile Soil Experiment (in our school-wide Egypt unit)
Notice how this scientist is using realistic colors for their scientific drawing.
This week we started work on scientific models, which show how something happens, or movement.
Scientific model from our Puddles Investigation
Notice the arrows showing the puddle “getting bigger” and the rain coming down.
First we did some research on how scientists and cartoonists draw movement and make invisible things visible!
Then we created or initial scientific models:
Where do puddles come from?
Notice here that these scientists (above and below) are using accurate and realistic colors – that is important in making scientific models (and drawings).
Where do puddles go?