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Science notebooking Essential Question: How can we as create a seamless line between science and Literacy? Presented by Tara V Dowdell
Connecting Literacy and Science Literacy is typically described as the ability to read and write. Literacy is the "ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Science is an outlandishly large body of knowledge. It’s domain is the natural world-the things in it, the principles that govern their behaviors, and the conceptual connective tissues that makes it all comprehensible.
Transforming Knowledge and Learning “The act of writing by its very nature may enhance thinking. Writing may achieve this by demanding the learner to organize knowledge.” “Students’ Science Notebooks and the Inquiry Process “ Klentschy and Molina-De la Torre, 2004
The scientist’s notebook is a detailed record of interactions with scientific phenomena.
It is a personal representation of experiences, observations, and thinking, which are integral parts of scientific processing.
Writing requires students to clarify what they know and expose what they don’t know. ActiveReasoning Analyzing Communicating Effective Thinking Organizing Remembering
The History of the Science Notebook The Vitruvian Man, Leonardo's study of the proportions of the human body. 1485 LeodardodaVinci Studies of Embryos 1510 Linus Pauling's Science notebooks Works of Charles Darwin 1837
Inquiry-Based Learning and Science notebooking Inquiry-Based Learning Unifying Topics Essential Questions Explore/Apply/Reflect Data driven Claims and Evidence Meaning Connections to real life Predictions/Conclusion Student driven Dependent to independent learning Science notebooking Cognitive engagement Record of organized data Self-assessment tool Informal assessment Differentiate instruction Focal point for discussion Link new information and prior knowledge Organizing and restructuring knowledge Personal record/ownership
Interactive Science Notebook Input The Box and T-chart Venn Diagrams Concept Maps Definitions KWL Student notes Output Foldables Summaries Sketches Labeled Diagrams Poster Report Click to here view samples of student work.
Thinking about science notebooking………., 1. What are some of the benefits that you saw in using science notebooking? 2. How can science notebooking be a beneficial tool to students of today? 3. What are some of the skill sets that can be learned from science notebooking? Share with the group…
References http://darwin-online.org.uk/EditorialIntroductions/vanWyhe_notebooks.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Leonardo_da_Vinci_Studies_of_Embryos.jpg http://img93.exs.cx/img93/5200/paulingnotes14jj.jpg National Research Council (2006) Taking Science To School. Washington D.C: National Academy of Sciences. Crossing Boards: Students’ Science Notebooks and the Inquiry Process; Klentschy and Molina-De la Torre, 2004