Using Science Notebooks . Think as a Scientist Record as a Scientist Reflect as a Scientist. Students learn as real scientists!. The notebook is a collection of thoughts, ideas, sketches, data, questions, equations – a running record of the student’s thoughts
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He is big and long
I observed worms
I predict the ball will go across to the other side if the incline is bigger.
What is a wonder question?
Why do they have gills?Can a fish float?Why do they have tails?
The purpose of the investigation is addressed as a question
Examples include: how, which, and what
Target: Identify and explain how physical structures enable an organism to survive in their environment
Student created table to record findings of conductors and insulators.
Investigation with prediction and conclusion and data table.
Using scientific language
Making observations over a period of time…….
Students will predict, sequence or compare the life stages of organisms – plants and animals (e.g., put images of life stages of an organism in order, predict the next stage in sequence.
What you think will happen (based on PRIOR KNOWLEDGE)
If I do … then… will happen because
I think … because
TITLE OF LESSON
FOCUS QUESTION* (Big Idea)
Paragraph, Bullets, Table/Chart, Drawings, Graphs, etc.
CLAIMS AND EVIDENCE*
…..I know this to be true because I observed………
….I claim that when ………, then ……….. (happens)
MAKING MEANING CONFERENCE*
In this investigation…
In this inquiry….
I (we) learned that…..
I (we) liked/did not like…… because
My (our) prediction that…..was…..because….
This reminds me (us) of….. because….
I (we) discovered that…..
Now I (we) think that….because
My hypothesis was correct/incorrect because…
Model, model, model, practice, model, model, model …
What do you claim to be true?
How can you prove what you are stating?
I know this to be true because I observed………
I claim that when ………, then ……….. (happens)
*Make sure to enter claim and evidence in a chart form of some sort each and every time
Determine the type of notebook
Use what works in your classroom!