Fish in the can saws wild apples dog car sidewalk tree. Shirt the table carpet in the floor roof cloud. What? What do you mean I’m not making sense? I’m using simple English words. Oh, I see. I must not be communicating.

Believe it or not, communication is not as easy as it seems. In this lesson, I’m hoping to show you that hearing what someone is saying, and saying what you want someone to hear is quite a skill. A good skill for life and a vital skill for science.

In science, the ability to tell someone what you did, how you did it, and what happened after you did it, is a key skill in sharing science information. Scientists from around the world share information and their measurements and details of what they did must be very precise. To begin with, let’s try this little exercise in giving directions.

You need:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Bread
  • Butter Knife

(Be prepared to make a mess and have fun.)

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4 Responses to “A Peanut Butter and Jelly Jam”

  1. carolinametzgers says:

    We tried this making seven sandwiches for my little siblings and it was great. We had everyone laughing. We almost ended up with peanut butter covered faces!! LOL!!!

  2. Michelle Stevens says:

    I ended up putting the knife in the peanut butter upside down, dropping the bread from three feet, and spreading the jelly with my hands! This was so much fun!

  3. Kelly Gorecki says:

    This was a blast! My kids were laughing so hard their cheeks hurt! And more importantly, we learned a lot about giving clear, precise directions. Thanks, Aurora!

  4. Leslie Nutt says:

    thank you!!!!!! this was so fun we did it two times first time it was a mess second time was great . we are so thankfull for e-science :-]