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ERIC Number: EJ904860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
A Laboratory of Words
Clidas, Jeanne
Science and Children, v48 n3 p60-63 Nov 2010
Students are using the tools of scientists when keeping a science notebook. They are also keeping track of their thinking and the changes to their original ideas. To bring students' existing ideas out for examination, the author implemented a "quick-write," which entails asking an open-ended question and having the students write all they know in three minutes. When the quick-writes are finished, the students discuss their thoughts with a partner or in small groups. In this article, the author shares how science notebooks can become a laboratory of words that support conversations and continued inquiry. (Contains 3 figures and 8 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A