STEPS to STEM – Student Science Notebook

  • Authors
  • Aaron D. Isabelle
  • Gilbert A. Zinn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Aaron D. Isabelle, Gilbert A. Zinn
    Pages 1-30
  3. Aaron D. Isabelle, Gilbert A. Zinn
    Pages 31-62
  4. Aaron D. Isabelle, Gilbert A. Zinn
    Pages 63-92
  5. Aaron D. Isabelle, Gilbert A. Zinn
    Pages 93-124
  6. Aaron D. Isabelle, Gilbert A. Zinn
    Pages 125-154
  7. Aaron D. Isabelle, Gilbert A. Zinn
    Pages 155-184
  8. Aaron D. Isabelle, Gilbert A. Zinn
    Pages 185-214

About this book


"A “Sci-Book” or “Science Notebook” serves as an essential companion to the science curriculum supplement, STEPS to STEM. As students learn key concepts in the seven “big ideas” in this program (Electricity & Magnetism; Air & Flight; Water & Weather; Plants & Animals; Earth & Space; Matter & Motion; Light & Sound), they record their ideas, plans, and evidence. There is ample space for students to keep track of their observations and findings, as well as a section to reflect upon the use of “Science and Engineering Practices” as set forth in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 
Using a science notebook is reflective of the behavior of scientists. One of the pillars of the Nature of Science is that scientists must document their work to publish their research results; it is a necessary part of the scientific enterprise. This is important because STEPS to STEM is a program for young scientists who learn within a community of scient
ists. Helping students to think and act like scientists is a critical feature of this program. Students learn that they need to keep a written record if they are to successfully share their discoveries and curiosities with their classmates and with the teacher. Teachers should also model writing in science to help instill a sense of purpose and pride in using and maintaining a Sci-Book. Lastly, students’ documentation can serve as a valuable form of authentic assessment; teachers can utilize Sci-Books to monitor the learning process and the development of science skills."


NGSS Activities Inquiry Science & Engineering Practices Curriculum Supplement

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-794-8
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