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ERIC Number: EJ817857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Scientific Journals: A Creative Assessment Tool
Beckstead, Larissa
Science and Children, v46 n3 p22-26 Nov 2008
The typical use of science notebooks is for students to record information as they complete an investigation, writing down their procedure, observations, data, results, graphs, and any other factual information pertaining to their experiment. The author did the same, but also incorporated specific writing assignments to prepare students to publish "articles" about their science investigations in a class science journal. During the school year, they published eight science journals, all based on investigations or special projects the students completed. In this article, the author describes how she integrated language arts and science throughout the school year. (Contains 3 figures, 2 resources and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A