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Science Notebooks : Writing about Inquiry

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ISBN13:

9780325005683

ISBN10:
0325005680
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/2/2003
Publisher(s):
Greenwood-Heineman
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Summary

Use science notebooks and watch as your students write as scientists do, share their thinking, support their ideas with evidence, and improve their literacy through reading, writing, and speaking.

Author Biography

BRIAN CAMPBELL is a teacher in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is interested in the process of professional development and teacher change. He has had extensive involvement in the National Science Foundation-funded Local Systemic Change, Mathematics and Science Enhancement (MASE) Project.LORI FULTON is a teacher in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is interested in the process of professional development and teacher change. She has had extensive involvement in the National Science Foundation-funded Local Systemic Change, Mathematics and Science Enhancement (MASE) Project.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Linda Gregg xiii
Introduction 1(4)
Provides an overview of the book, including the goals of the book, a guide on how to use it as a resource, an explanation of the science notebook, and a brief description of each chapter.
1 The Role of the Teacher 5(20)
This chapter examines what factors teachers need to think about before, during, and after implementation of science notebooks.
Planning
5(6)
Implementation of Science Notebooks
11(5)
Formative Assessment
16(1)
Developing Science Notebooks
17(5)
Creating a Purpose for Notebooks
22(3)
2 Elements of a Science Notebook 25(23)
This chapter details important aspects that are included in a science notebook and shares strategies to develop them further.
Recording and Organizing Data
25(6)
Technical Drawings
31(5)
Students' Questions
36(3)
Recording Thinking
39(5)
Other Elements
44(4)
3 Signs of Student Progress 48(9)
This chapter examines how students progress in their use of science notebooks both during and after an investigation.
Predicting
48(2)
Recording and Organizing Data
50(1)
Drawing
51(2)
Questioning
53(1)
Reflecting
54(1)
Using Notebooks as a Resource
55(1)
Self Assessing
56(1)
4 Discussions with Two Scientists 57(7)
This chapter shares two scientists' thoughts on the role and importance of notebooks in their work as well as implications for the use of notebooks in the classroom.
How Scientists Use Their Notebooks
57(3)
Recommendations for the Classroom
60(4)
5 Scientific Content and Process Connections 64(9)
This chapter examines how the science notebook aids in conceptual development of scientific concepts.
Connections to the National Science Education Standards
64(1)
Physical, Life, and Earth and Space Content Standards
65(2)
Science as Inquiry
67(3)
Unifying Concepts and Processes
70(3)
6 Literacy Connections 73(10)
This chapter explores how the science notebook can be used as a context for developing literacy.
Connections to Literacy
73(1)
Oral Communication
73(2)
Written Communication
75(2)
Reading
77(2)
Vocabulary Development
79(1)
Connections to the Standards for the English Language Arts
80(3)
Appendix 83(10)
Bibliography 93


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