January 12, 2008. Science Notebooks. Using Writing as a Learning and Teaching Tool for Science Inquiry. Jennifer Roberts TC- NSTWP 2007. Think as a scientist. Record as a scientist. Reflect as a scientist.
Using Writing as a Learning and Teaching Tool for Science Inquiry
TC- NSTWP 2007
People don’t learn from experiences, they learn from processing their experiences.- Bob Garmston
Participants will experience a guided inquiry that, through the use of scaffolding, talk, reading and student science notebooks, bridges the gap between research and instruction.
Participants will understand the importance of the literacy-science connection as it relates to student achievement and be introduced to how to utilize science notebooks in their own classrooms.
(Gilbert & Kotelman, 2005)
Students of all ages should be using some form of science notebook. Students of all ages need time, choice, and scaffolding in building their understanding of science knowledge, processes, and skills.
The TEKS for ELA and science at al grade levels include goals that could be met through the use of science notebooks.Who should use science notebooks?
There are many wonderful sources available to help you get started with using science notebooks in your classroom.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you some great resources to help you out.What else can I learn about science notebooks?
Questions, comments, feedback started with using science notebooks in your classroom.
I hope that you all find a way to embrace the science notebook concept in your classrooms! Good luck!!What now?
Science and Children (November/December 2005) started with using science notebooks in your classroom.