As we continue the focus of the week on Science Notebooks, I want to share one of my favorite books- Science Notebooks: Writing about Inquiry. Click on the link to see a preview of the book, a table of contents, and a downloadable chapter. This resource has a definite literacy focus which makes it great for K-5 but I would also recommend that grade 6-12 teachers consider giving this book a once over. The authors focus on gathering student thinking, making scientific observations, and using evidence to support ideas.
Applications for Science Teachers: This resource will give teachers new to Science Notebooks a fabulous starting point. It includes lesson ideas and examples of student work. For experienced Science Notebook users- this resource may give you a new way of thinking about Science Notebooks. I know that this was a foundational resource for my elementary science teaching. Enjoy!