Seeking a Scientist
This story about a girl named Gitanjali is about what it means to be a scientist.
Listen to what she has to say, and try coming up with a definition of “scientist,” using ideas she shares in the video.
Do you think a 12-year-old can really be a scientist? Why or why not?
Does your definition make it easier to imagine being something that usually only an adult can be? What would be another career that it would be cool to do at your age? What makes it possible for you?
The 12-Year-Old Scientist Taking On Flint’s Water Crisis by Great Big Story on YouTube (2:07)
The NVIV (Next Vista Inspiring Videos) series of posts are written by Rushton Hurley and designed to provide students and teachers with fascinating discussion prompts. For more information about how to use the variety of materials on our free site, feel free to contact us.