SCIENTISTS GET DRESSED GLOVE CHALLENGE/STEM ACTIVITY
SCIENTISTS GET DRESSED GLOVE CHALLENGE HANDS-ON STEM ACTIVITY
FIND THE FULL ACTIVITY IN THE NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK SCIENTISTS GET DRESSED by Deborah Lee Rose
Published by Persnickety Press/Wundermill Book
(All photos from the book)
Activity (c) Deborah Lee Rose—free use permitted for free educational purposes
WHY DO SCIENTISTS WEAR GLOVES?
To protect their hands from freezing or burning, getting cut or scraped, or being exposed to germs or chemicals
To keep germs or dirt on their hands from reaching patients, lab samples or sensitive pieces of equipment
WHAT KINDS OF GLOVES DO SCIENTISTS WEAR?
ACTIVITY THEME AND PURPOSE
If you were a scientist, what gloves would YOU wear? Try different tasks wearing different kinds of gloves and using different kinds of tools.
Which gloves work best with which tools and
CHALLENGE EXTENSION from glaciologist/geotechnical engineer Adrian McCallum
Test different gloves by timing yourself to see how long it takes to button or zip your coat or jacket, depending on your gloves. On a space mission or in regions like the Arctic and Antarctica, how fast scientists and engineers get dressed is critical to their safety and survival.