Science Notebook Essentialsby: Michael Klentschy

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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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  • on Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:12 AM

Over the years, we have used notebooks in the content areas, especially science and math. We have followed format suggestions and used notebooks to the depth of our understanding. This article brings into focus the development of the resource, and answers the "why" for each component. Many points clarified the importance of doing the elements in our daily practice. Well written, concise, and informative.

Jackie  (Bedford, TX)
Jackie (Bedford, TX)

  • on Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:29 AM

This is a perfect read for teachers who are ready to start implementing science notebooks into their classrooms. It explains the essential items to include.

Kari N
Kari N

  • on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:20 AM

In an effort to create the best science notebook members of the Valle Imperial Project in Science (VIPS) decided after reviewing the research that the following six items would be the components of a good science notebook: Question, Problem, Purpose; Prediction; Planning; Observations/Claims-Evidence; What Have You Learned?; and Next Steps/New Questions. The article elaborates on each of these six areas.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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