Our first day of science explored magnetism. The kids put on their invisible science caps and we told them they would be scientists. I asked them if anyone knows what a scientist does. We gradually steered their wide range of answers to talking about sceintists asking questions about the world around them and figuring out how things work. I wasn’t sure at first whether a first grader could handle a long word like “hypothesis,” but a friend of mine pointed out that they all know the word “Tyranasaurus.