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ERIC Number: EJ778969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Teaching through Trade Books: Words to the Wild
Ansberry, Karen; Morgan, Emily
Science and Children, v45 n3 p14-16 Nov 2007
A notebook is perhaps the single most important piece of equipment a naturalist takes into the field. But notebooks are not only for use by field scientists: They are also excellent tools for helping students record observations outdoors, develop communication skills, and mirror the work of real scientists. They may contain observations and drawings of plants, animals, and their habitats; tallies, tables and graphs; ideas and inferences; scientific questions and thoughtful "wonderings"; narratives and reflections; and even poetry. The activities in this month's column offer some engaging ways for students to use notebooks to record both what they observe and what they think about nature. (Contains 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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