Earlier this year, we began our first science unit: We Are Scientists! We had a ton of fun learning about different scientists, what scientists do, what kinds of tools they use, etc. As I was planning for this unit, my mother-in-law was busy searching local thrift shops for men's white button-up dress shirts... they are our "lab coats." But I felt something was missing... something to pull the whole scientist "look" together. I was watching a Brain-Pop video of Albert Einstein when his hair really caught my eye and that's when I got the idea for Einstein hair! The kids had so much fun making and wearing their own Einstein hair. All you need is a white strip (for a headband) and then several thinner white strips for his crazy hair. Teach the children how to accordion-fold the strips so they look a little more wiry and then glue them onto the inside of the headband. We wear our Einstein hair anytime we are doing our science investigations... it really sets a fun and spirited tone for the work!