Third grade scientists worked in groups to answer some of those questions. They listed the materials they needed to use. They described the set up and wrote the directions so that any other scientist would be able to repeat the investigation.
Yesterday, they gave it a try. Third grade scientists used many different size batteries, different kinds of wire, light bulbs, motors, and switches to answer their questions. They were truly collaborating as they problem solved and probed deeper to ask more questions.
Ask your third grader:
What question did you investigate?
What problems happened along the way?
What did you do to solve those problems?
What did you learn from the results?
What other questions did you have as a result of your investigation?