Grade 4 Scientist Case: The Under Foot Investigations

What can a scientist learn about a rock by observing it carefully? In this scientist case, Michael Haritos explains what he sees when he looks at the same rocks and minerals that the students investigate in the Inquiry Project section Under Foot. Seeing the experiences from the scientist’s perspective will help you support your students as they learn about materials and their properties.

Michael Haritos is past president and long time member of the Boston Mineral Club. He teaches at the Boston Latin School.

Dr. Sara Lacy is a senior scientist at TERC.