Friday, November 16, 2012

The Scientific Method—Right here at DCM!

The scientific method is a process that scientists use to answer questions of all types. In its most basic sense, the scientific method involves observation, hypothesis/prediction, experimentation and conclusion. Scientists often adapt the use of the scientific method based upon what is being studied or how the scientist might interpret the process itself.

At DuPage Children's Museum (DCM), a myriad of scientists travel through our exhibit neighborhoods each day.  With every splash of water, turn of a handle and stroke of a brush, children are observing, predicting, experimenting, coming to conclusions and repeating the process!

Most recently, DCM invited several young chemists to our Creativity Class series on the subject. Students were introduced to chemistry as the study of matter and the changes that take place with matter. Children explored chemical reactions under the guise of the class titles—Chemistry or Not? Mix it Up!  and Pop, Fizz, Wow! 

Creativity classes run throughout the year.  Registration is taking place for our winter break camps as well.  Sign up today!

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