Keeping a notebook can help your students think and act like scientists. Sample our easy-to-implement strategies and lessons to bring science notebooking into your classroom.
Explore this section to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.
Setting aside time for reflection allows your students to recognize their own learning.
Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations.
Taking notes in science doesn't mean just copying what's on the board.
Browse these lessons to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.
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Watch: Science Notebooks in Action
Compare the science notebooks of elementary school students and scientists. What do they have in common?
Using the table of contents and page headers, students will understand how a notebook is an organizational tool.
Notebooks can be a tool for scientific thinking. Start with scientific observation through sketching!