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In this fun and imaginative writing assignment (page nine of the pdf), students will flex the creative side of their brains to learn more about the laws of motion and the scientific process. Students imagine themselves reporters living in the time of Newton, Einstein, or Galileo, then write about one of these great scientists' discoveries. Designed as a pre- or post-visit lesson in connection to a trip to COSI Science Center in Central Ohio, this activity is also great as a stand-alone experience.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Paper
  • Pencil


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society

Informal Categories

  • Historical Reenactment
  • Literature


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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