Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Science Notebook

Hello Everyone!
Just a quick post tonight. I've got to get ready for our 4th of July celebration!! Among so many other things, I love teaching science to my sweeties!  I have posted many things already that we have done in science, but I realized I hadn't posted about how we organize all of our recording sheets, observations, and explorations. We keep everything in our Science Notebook (just a brad pocket folder). At the very foundation of our teaching of science is establishing an environment that promotes inquiry and create an investigative mindset in our kiddos. Our first unit of study is "Scientists and their Investigations." I have reworked our Notebook cover and created some beginning of the year "Scientist" activities, including "What do scientists do?" "What do I want to learn?" and a few other things. Throughout the year we will add more to our notebook.  I hope this helps you get started! Just print these off, punch some holes and start the exploration!

If you are one of my kiddos reading this (or parents), don't forget that you can bring your notebook to the zoo the next time you go,  In the children's pavillion, you can show the keeper your notebook and he will give you points to be used for trading in on some amazing science specimens for you to keep!! So cool!!

Okay! I'm off to make some yummy munchies for tomorrow!!!
Happy fourth y'all!!


  1. This is awesome! I use Foss Science and really like it, but struggle with assessment and mastery. This will be great. I love your anchor chart. I am so not a good drawer. My kids are better than me. Thanks for the freebie!
    The Caffeinated Classroom

  2. I love your cover and have been trying to come up with one for myself. Love your idea to make the kids think of themselves as scientists. I so need assistance in the organizing a science notebook department.


  3. We are starting Science notebooks with our new Science program this year so this is perfect! Thanks so much! Do you have a post that explains some of the pages and how you use them?

  4. Love this! THANK YOU! I'm going to attempt to make your scientist anchor chart this year. We'll see how it goes.... :)

    Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

  5. These are awesome. Love anchor charts and need to put this one on my to do list!!

  6. These are fabulous! I also teach science so there are perfect!


  7. Thanks for the cute printables!
    Primary Pizzazz

  8. I'm so excited to find this great resource!!
    Thank you for offering it to teacher free!
    You are awesome!

  9. I am so impress with sooooo many super fun, and great activities you have up here, and you are very kind to offer them as we all try to educate and teach children. I can use many of your stuff, and I greatly appreciate all your hard work! Thanks a million! God Bless U...

  10. Thank you so much for sharing all your hard work. You as a SUPER teacher and your class of children must enjoy every second of the day with you. I have just found your BLOG and am now a follower. Thank you again for being a teacher who creates.


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