Communication is an important skill in science, and the ability to clearly share ideas in writing is vital. Science notebooks in their myriad forms can go a long way to improving students' skills in this area. Here you'll find some useful resources.
- Interactive Student Notebooks Wiki
- Journey to Excellence: Interactive Notebooks
- Science Notebooks in K-12 Classrooms
- Science Notebooking Blog
- My Science Lessons Blog
- ReadWriteThink Lesson Plan: How Does My Garden Grow? Writing in Science Field Journals
- Education Place Graphic Organizers (downloable PDF documents)
- Holt Graphic Organizers (downloable PDF documents)
There are several books and articles you might find helpful resources as you think about integrating notebooks into your teaching.
- Science Notebooks: Writing About Inquiry, by Brian Campbell and Lori Fulton
- Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks, by Kelly Macarelli
- Using Science Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms, by Michael Klentschy. (2008). NSTA Press (9781933531038).
- Using Science Notebooks in Integrating Science and Expository Writing Instruction (Excerpt from Writing In Science, by Betsy Rupp Fulwiler)
- FOSS Science Notebooks Folio (pdf)
Notebooks (Sea Grant Alaska)
- Using Science Notebooks
If you are using Foldables™ or making books in your classroom, here are some sites you may find of use.
- Foldables Wiki - Science Page
- Center for Math and Science Education - Foldables Wiki
- Homeschool Share Lapbooking Resources
- Print, Cut, and Fold - Technology-based foldables
- I Love 2 Teach Foldable Templates
- Dinah-Might Adventures (Dinah Zike's Site)
- Foldable Examples at the blog My Science Lessons
- Making Books with Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
- Bookmaking with Kids
- Let's Explore! Making Books with Kids
- Tech-It & Take-It - Making Books with Children
- Let's Book It with Tech'Knowledge'y - Making Books