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Science Notebooks

 
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Archive or learning tool?

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Summary: folder icon Ms. Mentor Science notebooks: Archive or learning tool? By Mary Bigelow | Published: December 16, 2011 Share on email Share on pinterest_share Share on tumblr Share on facebook More Sharing Services 13 In my Earth science classes, I require the students to keep notebooks. I give them directions as to what pages to put in the notebook and in what order. I thought this would be an easy grade for the students, but many of the students don’t follow the directions. Short of

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Digital Notebooks

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Summary: How to use digital media to organize materials and thoughts in a paperless classroom

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Notebooks as "dinosaurs"

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Summary: With the College Board’s increased emphasis on student inquiry as part of the AP Biology curriculum revision, I am struggling with whether to require my students to keep a written and bound laboratory notebook, as is the practice in industry. The biology department chairman at our local university says that such practice is up to individual professors. Is the lab notebook going the way of the dinosaurs as laptops and notepads are becoming more common?

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NSTA Learning Center topic: "Science Notebook"

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Summary: An ongoing discussion among teachers

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NSTA Learning Center topic: Integrating Interactive Notebooks

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Summary: An ongoing discussion among teachers

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NSTA Learning Center topic: Science Reflecting in Journals

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Summary: An ongoing discussion among teachers

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Science Noteboks in the K-12 Classroom

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Summary: Many ideas and suggestions

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Science Notebooks

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Summary: An ongoing discussion among science teachers

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Teaching Science with Interactive Notebooks

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Summary: Book from NSTA

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Five Good Reasons to Use Science Notebooks

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Summary: Science notebooks are an everyday part of learning in the Tucson (AZ) Unified School District. K-8 schools there have begun using notebooks in conjunction with their kit-based science program. In this article an elementary school shares its journey...

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Graphically Enhanced Science Notebooks

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Summary: A common mode of communication in the elementary classroom is the science notebook. In this article, the authors outline the ways in which “graphically enhanced science notebooks” can help engage students in complete and robust inquiry. Central to this...

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Integrating Interactive Notebooks

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Summary: An interactive notebook can be a powerful instructional tool, allowing students to take control of their learning while processing information and engaging in self-reflection. The three-part learning cycle of an interactive notebook makes it easy to use...

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Laboratory Notebooks in the Science Classroom

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Summary: Lab notebooks provide students with authentic science experiences as they become active, practicing scientists. Teachers gain insight into students’ understanding of science content and processes, while students create a lasting personal resource. This...

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Learning English, Learning Science

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Summary: Using science notebooks effectively in the classroom can encourage students who are learning English to keep up and keep interested. English language proficiency might head the list of content areas that schools can teach properly and effectively through...

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Project Notebook

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Summary: This article provides an overview of a professional development program designed by seven science resource teachers in which science notebooks were introduced as a means of supporting and enhancing instruction across the curriculum.

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Reuse That Notebook!

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Summary: How many scientists throw out their notebooks at the end of each year and start over no matter how many empty pages remain? How many of them approach a new research question or experiment without using knowledge gained from the previous years? The answer...

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Science 101: What writing represents what scientists actually do?

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Summary: This article addresses whether or not a report based on scientific method accurately represents what scientists do as well as what kind of writing scientists engage in that goes beyond the reporting of conclusions.

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Science Notebook Essentials

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Summary: This article focuses on the effective components of student science notebooks and their use as an effective teaching tool to assist students in developing a deeper understanding of science content.

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Science Sampler: Science interactive notebooks in the classroom

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Summary: When students make observations and explain them in writing, they clarify and organize their thoughts and ideas. Keeping science interactive notebooks is a technique for increasing student understanding and organizing their learning. Further, by using...

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Science Sampler: Using science journals to encourage all students to write

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Summary: It seems that everyone is using science journals or notebooks lately. As middle school science teachers, the authors use science journals as a tool to enhance students' knowledge and understanding of content and reinforce students' writing skills. Here...

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Scientific Journals: A Creative Assessment Tool

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Summary: The typical use of science notebooks is for students to record information as they complete an investigation, writing down their procedure, observations, data, results, graphs, and any other factual information pertaining to their experiment. The author...

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Scrolls as Science Journals

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Summary: Lab notebooks and field journals are essential tools for scientists. Quite often science journals contain so many drawings that they begin to resemble an artist’s sketchbook. Journals, notebooks, and sketchbooks are all systems that make meaning possible,...

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Student-Centered Notebooks

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Summary: To recognize the benefit of science notebooks, they should be viewed as useful, personalized tools rather than an assignment. This article examines how the teacher can offer support while still ensuring that the notebook is personal to each student.

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Tried and True: Using Notebooks to Aid Organization

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Summary: This column provides classic demonstrations and experiments with a new twist. This month’s issue covers a notebook plan to help students get organized in the science class.

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T'was the Start of Science Notebooking

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Summary: The authors discuss science notebooks and provide a list of approaches they have successfully implemented to introduce and reinforce science concepts. The article also includes a poem about science notebooking.

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Using Interactive Science Notebooks for Inquiry-Based Science

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Summary: Tired of finding students' work overflowing from the garbage can on the last day of school? Try using an Interactive Science Notebook approach to help students make connections to their learning. This approach emphasizes the process of focusing, exploring,...