Smart Peg Scientist

Course 6 of 6 in Becoming a Smart Peg Scientist Series

Smart Peg Lab


You are developing some serious science skills. Now it’s time to show them off and earn your Smart Peg Scientist badge! To unlock this course, first complete all 5 of the other courses in the Smart Peg Scientist series.

Course Information



By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

» apply appropriate safety rules to courses in The Lab

» use observation to collect information or data

» record and organize data in multiple ways

»identify and analyze patterns in data to form conclusions

» use the steps of the scientific process to plan and carry out an investigation in an organized way

Supplies Needed:

» science journal

» pencil or pen

» bowl

» water

» measuring teaspoon

» ground pepper

» hand soap

» Rosie Revere, Engineer or Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters book

» colored pencils or markers optional

» camera to record audio, video and photos optional

» printer optional

Suggested Pacing:

Day 1 –  Getting Started and gather the Supplies Needed
Day 2 –
The Investigation a, b, c and d
Day 3 –
 The Investigation c and e
Day 4 –
The Investigation c and f
Day 5 –
The Investigation c and What’s Next?

NGSS Standards:

Science & Engineering Practices (SEP)

» Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information (Grades K-2, 3-5 and MS)

» Planning and Carrying Out Investigations (Grades K-2, 3-5 and MS)