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What the Experts Say about Science Notebooks

Time to Read

Download and print a copy of one of the following articles to read based on the grade level you teach:

Elementary/Middle:  Five Reasons to Use Science Notebooks
Middle/High School:  Laboratory Notebooks in the Science Classroom

As you are reading the article you selected, engage in the following reading strategies:

  • Highlight a word, a phrase, or a sentence that encapsulates the meaning of the reading on each page.
  • If working alone, review these highlighted words, phrases, or sentences to summarize your reading.
  • If working with a group, share these highlighted words, phrases, or sentences with your group to summarize the reading.



Return to the reflection at the beginning of this unit and reread your thoughts. What new ideas do you have about student science notebooks based on the article you read?